The Bible has a great deal to say about the power of money. Jesus told more stories about money and economics than any other topics, and yet this area is one the Church finds it difficult or awkward to engage with.
Since 2009 CTC has been helping churches engage on money, credit and debt. This grew out of the Citizens UK listening campaign after the Financial Crisis of 2008 and has since been driven by ‘Money Talks’ – facilitated conversations about local people’s experiences of the financial system. The stories gathered at these events and the work that has developed out of them is documented in detail in our God and the Moneylenders report.
We focus on two main areas:
The Church Credit Champions Network: looking to boost local sources of affordable credit. Click here for more information.
- The Just Money campaign: fighting for better regulation of payday lenders and betting shops. Click here for more information.
Click here for an example of our work for economic justice – helping a church in Peckham sign up over 100 of its community to the local Credit Union – reported by the BBC.
We work very closely with the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Task Group on Responsible Credit and Savings and warmly endorse the To Your Credit website which contains details of the Archbishop’s initiatives in this area.