JustShare is a coalition of churches and charities committed to promoting a just share of the world’s resources for all.
We do this through free public debates, seminars, lectures and other events aiming to engage specifically with the City of London on issues of global development and justice, and to encourage positive action in response. Learn more here.
27th April 2016
Speakers: Megan Dobney (Regional Secretary, Southern & Eastern Region, Trades Union Congress); Sara Ogilvie (Policy Officer, Reprieve); Professor Len Shackleton (IEA’s Editorial and Research Fellow, and a Professor of Economics at the University of Buckingham); Chaired by the Revd Lucy Winkett (Rector of St James's Church, Piccadilly)
What are Christians meant to think about money? We know that loving it is the root of all evil (1 Timothy 6.10). So we tend to view it as a morally neutral instrument of exchange and value that only becomes a danger when we get greedy. Yet the financial crisis we have been living through has raised far deeper moral questions about how money shapes our lives and societies. It suggests that the ways we think of money and use money, both systemic and personal, are in need of redemption.
The lecture will be followed by Fairtrade wine and refreshments.