WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM 2018 A Call for Strengthening Cooperation in a Fractured World

Published on January 7, 2018

Greater Bibleway Church International Sends Prayer Team
Bishop Toris T. Young in an announcement said (GBCI) will send five Prayer team members

The 48th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting will be met with five delegates from Greater Bibleway Church International, the forum will take place on

January 23-26 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland. This years theme, "Creating a shared future in a Fractured World", A theme that Bishop Toris T. Young believes will be

a start to a great partnership with those that have wealth and the issues the world face as it relates to poverty and racism. We are sending these individuals to the forum in order to highlight the role of faith and the importance of prayer for those who have economic power in the world, and to encourage them to do all that they can do in order to eliminate poverty around the globe. We will make a case for renewed commitments to international collaboration as a way of solving critical global challenges. More than 2,500 participants from over 100 countries will participate in over 400 sessions and Bishop Toris T. Young spoke during the annual business meeting at GBCI on today at which time he announced that six individuals will be attending this forum and will be on hand to pray for those who are attending as well for those who they represent around the world. Greater Bibleway Church International has been a leader to those in business, government, international organizations, civil society, academia, media and the arts, the aim of our church playing a active role during this meeting will set an agenda that drives greater multistakeholder collaboration to address political, economic and societal challenges of our times. The global context today has changed dramatically: geostrategic fractures have re-emerged on multiple fronts with wide-ranging political, economic and social consequences. With over 400 sessions, the programmed is unparalleled effort to engage leaders in a new shared narrative to improve the state of the world. "Our collective inability to secure inclusive growth and preserve our scarce resources puts multiple global systems at risk simultaneously. Our first response must be to develop new models for cooperation that are not based on narrow interests but on the destiny of humanity as a whole," said Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum. Bishop Young said in a statement that his team will be praying for Klaus Schwab and the leadership at World Economic Forum that God will give wisdom, knowledge and a understanding so that with the many partners the world can be a better place for all people. With the World Economic Forum communities and organizational capacity dedicated to driving positive change through 14 distant System Initiatives, participants at the meeting will contribute to multiple agendas:

  • The Global Agenda: Supporting efforts to improve global governance mechanisms and advance major multilateral processes; for example, the UN`s Sustainable Development Goals
  • The Future Agenda: Sharing the ideas, innovations, and discoveries that will have the greatest impact in reshaping global systems.
  • The Geopolitical Agenda: Convening leaders and experts to prepare for and respond to a rapidly changing geopolitical landscape
  • The Economic Agenda: Supporting multistakeholder efforts to deliver sustainable and inclusive economic development in the face of lower growth rates, declining productivity, and skills gaps
  • The Regional Agenda: Examining in depth the social and economic transformations occurring in all regions
  • The Industry and Business Agenda: Contributing to the shaping of new industry ecosystems and helping industry and government leaders prepare for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Bishop Toris T. Young sending a team of six prayer leaders will allow those in attendance to learn more about faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, and provide prayer for those who will be attending the forum.