Category - capitalism

  • 15 Jun 2012

    There have always been prophets of doom, says Dr Andrew Hass. History is punctuated by exclamatory voices crying, in one form or other, that catastrophe is imminent or the end is nigh. Sometimes they are seen as 'crying wolf'. In relation to the current global financial crisis, the issue of capitalism as religion, who and what we hope for, the ethical probings of counter-wisdom, and the insights of Walter Benjamin and others come together potently in their interrogation of who we are and where we are going.

  • 24 Apr 2012

    The Rev Dr Giles Fraser, Priest-in-Charge at St Mary Newington in London, and formerly Canon at St Paul’s Cathedral, is taking part in a chaired discussion on the future of capitalism in the aftermath of Occupy at St Paul's.

  • 22 Mar 2012

    A one day conference in Bristol on Saturday 24th March 2012 will explore the distinctive contribution of radical Christian faith to the shaping of a new post-financial crisis economic order.

  • 8 Feb 2012

    The competitive nature of the top-down, corporate capitalist system means we can never truly be 'all in this together', says Jonathan Bartley. All we do is sacrifice the most vulnerable for the sake of maintaining an unjust order. Economic alternatives are essential, and go well beyond statism.

  • 21 Jan 2012

    While David Cameron and Ed Miliband continue to support relentless growth and minor amendments to the economic system, the inequalities inherent in that system will prosper, says Jonathan Bartley. A more thoroughgoing critique and real alternatives are needed.

  • 28 Oct 2011

    Several Christian organisations, including Ekklesia and the Student Christian Movement, have signed a statement declaring their support for 'Occupy London'.

  • 5 Sep 2010

    If you've ever campaigned for political change you've probably had someone tell you to “live in the real world”. But witnessing to the truth that Jesus taught involves acting in accordance with the realities our society denies.

  • 15 Feb 2010

    In August 2007, just as the impact of the sub-prime crisis in the US housing market was starting to be seen, but before the banking crisis, I did a Radio 4 Thought for the Day on the importance of co-operatives, and how they could have provided a better model for dealing with the turmoil.

  • 6 Jan 2009

    The idea of fair trade has become increasingly popular amongst consumers and some producers. But who does fair-trade really benefit? The producers, the consumers or the farmers?

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  • 5 Dec 2008

    A day conference organised by Churches Together in Britain and Ireland.