Where mercy and justice meet
WE NEED A UNION ON THE STREET
A song promoting credit unions and warning of the ‘dangers’ of payday loans was launched recently by The Archbishop of Canterbury’s Taskforce on Responsible Credit and Savings. It tells the story of young people who get into […]
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August
18
Author
Geoff Knott
Successful petition to ban payday loans ads
On Wednesday evening, 27 November 2013, Tower Hamlets Council took a decision to ban payday loan adverts on public billboards and bus shelters and/or setting up business in local authority property. This followed a petition organised […]
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March
25
Author
Geoff Knott
Discipling out of debt
As well as exploring why and how we should bring justice and mercy to our nation, this blog will from time to time highlight specific examples of where the church is effectively doing so. Here we look at Community Money Advice: In […]
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October
03
Author
Martin Charlesworth
The debt crisis part five
A Biblical Perspective A short series on money and debt Debt is a big deal in the Bible. It seems that God is against it. He doesn’t like what it does to people. This is especially clear in the Old Testament. The Law of Moses […]
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June
27
Author
Martin Charlesworth
The debt crisis part four
Rays of Hope on a Dark Horizon A short series on money and debt When I started to lead a church in 1988, I conducted a little experiment. I went into the main shops on the central shopping street in my town and asked what credit facilities […]
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June
19
Author
Martin Charlesworth
The debt crisis part three
The Burden of Personal Debt A short series on money and debt I sat down with Phil in his tiny flat. He had recently become connected with our church and I was finding out about his life. As he began to tell me his story, one thing […]
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June
12
Author
Martin Charlesworth
The debt crisis part two
The Age of the ‘Flexible Friend’ A short series on money and debt In my first post on this series about personal debt as a social issue, I reflected on the previous generation’s attitude to money. Everything suddenly changed […]
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June
05
Author
Martin Charlesworth
The debt crisis part one
Modern Consumer Credit A short series on money and debt I can just about remember the days when it was hard to borrow money! I know that many people reading this post may not be old enough to have such memories, but in my childhood […]
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May
30
Author
Martin Charlesworth

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