Why Should the Church care about money, borrowing and lending?

In this session, we collectively watched a talk given by the Right Revd Graham Tomlin, Bishop of Kensington, then followed up with a live discussion with Bishop Graham via zoom, about why and how the church should care about the way we borrow lend and give money.

In this conversation we ask how we the Church can seek to set up signs of a transformed economy: transformed by putting people’s needs, not just the seeking of profit at it’s heart.

What actions can we take from here?


Some resources to continue your thinking on this topic

Michael Sandel- The Tyranny of Merit

Bishop Graham in his conversation mentioned Michael Sandel’s Lecture at Theos based on his book: ‘The Tyranny of Merit: What’s Become of the Common Good?’. The lecture can be watched here

God and the Money Lenders

This excellent theological resource from 2013 from the Centre for Theology and Community explores what our faith might say about exploitative practices of lending money

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God and Money

Our friends at the Just Finance Foundation host a series of talks on God and Money, with contributions from the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Revd Justin Welby, as well as some other brilliant thinkers such as Dr Anna Rowlands, Dr Krish Kandiah, Dr Eve Poole and Prof Luke Bretherton.

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