To mark the publication of the report “Public Faith and Finance: Faith responses to the financial crisis”, a policy roundtable discussion was held on 14 July with the APPG on Faith and Society, chaired by the Rt Hon Stephen Timms MP, with a response from Steve Double MP.
A new report from the University of Bristol on Public Faith and Finance highlights the role and contributions of faith organisations in responding to the financial crisis and austerity politics.
The Faith and Finance Fair, hosted by the University of Bristol, Public Spirit and FaithAction will bring together faith-based and community organisations, researchers and others to share information that can help boost social action and shape local delivery. 11 July 2016, Woburn House Conference Centre, London, WC1H 9HQ
Drawing on preliminary results from Faith and Finance Survey, we are uncovering a variety of ways in which faith-based organisations and charities are making a significant contribution to alleviating poverty, tackling financial exclusion and advocating ethical products and interest-free forms of credit.
Call for Evidence: What role do faith organisations play in creating ethical financial services and reducing debt?
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A conference to build understanding of financial exclusion, reflect theologically and explore a variety of projects and efforts to build financial inclusion in local communities…
A Research Assistant position is available in the Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship, in the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies, at the University of Bristol, to join a research team working on the project ‘Public Faith and Finance, funded by the Barrow Cadbury Trust, led by Dr Therese O’Toole and Dr Stephen Jones.
Looking at the role of Black Majority Churches in tackling debt and poverty among marginalised communities, Reddie argues there has been a ‘step-change’ in Black socio-political engagement – particularly manifested in the Black Church Manifesto, which seeks to move beyond offering ‘tea and sympathy’.
JON CRUDDAS MP: On 23 October 2013 Public Spirit hosted a debate on the question: ‘Can public faith help rebuild the link between morality and markets?’ In this response, Jon Cruddas MP explains the influence religious groups have had on Labour party policies on subjects such as the living wage and payday lending.
FRANCIS DAVIS: To challenge payday lenders, religious groups must focus on details rather than talking in general concepts.