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Last Updated: Friday, 13 April 2007, 10:11 GMT 11:11 UK
Global Perspective
First broadcast April 2007

A gospel church congregation

In the Global Perspective series, BBC World Service and seven of its partner stations around the world bring a global perspective on a given theme.

This year, each partner has been examining belief.

Whether a clash between traditional and contemporary beliefs, beliefs that sustain identity, belief in religious entitlement to riches or the absence of belief, the series offers a range of vivid insights.

Programme Three: Treasure on Earth

The Charismatic Church in Ghana promises great material wealth to its believers in the here and now.

This troubles Kofi Owusu of Joy FM in Accra - who, while being a committed believer in the Charismatic Church, is uncomfortable about the repeated reminders and requests for the congregation to make offerings.

He feels that what is preached is prosperity gospel: God will make you rich, but first you must give generously to your church.


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