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the desperate need for global integrity

October 12th, 2018 | 1 min read

By Matthew Loftus

Christians should be people of integrity — the world is watching us as we image Christ, and if we are not living with integrity, we shame Him. Sadly, failures of integrity happen far more often than we would like, with devastating consequences for churches and ministries. I was intrigued, then, to see the Lausanne Movement (a Christian missions collective) talking about the need for global integrity as an integral part of our missions movements:

We believe our common identity and shared responsibility as Christians who are global citizens can be leveraged to integrate integrity into the individual-institutional-international levels, and everything in-between.[26] We believe it is a propitious season to invest in global integrity.

We envision a growing, sustainable Global Integrity Movement, perhaps catalyzed by the Lausanne Movement[27] in collaboration with other major groups. It would be a platform for ‘connecting influencersintegrity, and ideas for global mission’.[28]


Matthew Loftus

Matthew Loftus teaches and practices Family Medicine in Baltimore and East Africa. His work has been featured in Christianity Today, Comment, & First Things and he is a regular contributor for Christ and Pop Culture. You can learn more about his work and writing at