There are all sorts of people involved in the movement for a just and sustainable economy – political parties, NGOs, trade unions and pressure groups, and a handful of faith communities and organisations too. To give a few examples among many, I admire the work that the Archbishop of Canterbury has done on credit unions and the , or the leadership that the offers in the City of London. ‘s work on the Restorative Economy is a great example of applying Christian principles to development and sustainability, and Christain Aid has led on and the funding of fossil fuels.
As a Christian myself, I’d like to see more of this. I’d also love to see it filter down to a more grassroots level, with more churches taking an interest in economics. If you’re based in the UK and you share that desire, here’s an event to stick in your diary:
takes place in Sheffield on Saturday the 18th of November, and it will a place to explore a faith-based movement for a new economy. It’s hosted by , who I’m helping out at the moment with their Joy in Enough campaign. We’d like to get a broad range of people and perspectives there on the day, so and perhaps I’ll see you there.
- PS – while I’m here, let me invite you to follow .