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This article is structured around five key statements about corruption: 1. Corruption is a major obstacle to ending extreme poverty. 2. The World Bank strategy for reducing corruption lacks focus on incentives and hazards. 3. Protestant Christianity has motivated individuals to control corruption in the past. 4. Protestant Christianity continues to motivate some individuals to control corruption in the present. 5. There are, however, serious weaknesses in the wider Protestant response to corruption.
The article concludes with a sixth point, that Christians have a major role to play in the fight against corruption, but they must address three areas if they are to realize their potential: adequate funding, reflection on their current status in relation to corruption in society, and good theology. Finally, interested readers are invited to connect with the Faith and Public Integrity Network (https://fpinetwork.wordpress.com/).