Category - economics

  • February 2, 2010

    In the past, US social and political commentators overlooked revivalism as a source of radical critique of society, says Martin Marty. Now we need to notice that it is the radical evangelicalism of Jim Wallis and Sojourners which is offering a moral and values-based challenge to 'capitalist economics as usual'.

  • January 14, 2010

    Modern political discourse often denies the centrality of wealth and poverty to the concerns it addresses, says Simon Barrow. It is in denial. But so are Christians when they fail to see the centrality of wealth and poverty to the biblical narrative and to the Gospel vision.

  • December 9, 2009

    As the government launches its pre-budget statement, the second report from the authors of the Green New Deal argue that the British Chancellor needs to tackle public debt, create thousands of new green jobs and transition to a low-carbon economy.

  • October 11, 2009

    Faith in mathematical modelling looks little more than hubris after the recent economic collapse, says Giles Fraser. The unknown cannot be so easily tamed, as any half-decent theo­logian would know.

  • September 29, 2009

    A new report from Christian Aid argues that policy makers must address the de-regulation, liberalisation and privatisation that poor countries have had to endure for the last few decades.

  • September 18, 2009

    A major Faith Leaders Summit will precede the G20 Summit of world leaders in Pittsburgh, United States, setting out a priority agenda for tackling poverty and environmental damage.

  • September 17, 2009

    Archbishop Rowan Williams says that those complicit in the financial system seem to feel no "repentance" for their excesses, and a different type of economics is needed. But C of E investments are under scrutiny too.

  • September 17, 2009
  • September 7, 2009

    The financial regulator who recently called for a Tobin-like tax on banking is unapologetic about the fuss he caused, and determined to re-interate basic questions about what economics really is.

  • September 7, 2009

    Bankruptcy is on the increase, says Giles Fraser. There is tragedy in economic brokenness, but also hope. Debt forgiveness has the whiff of salvation and biblical Jubilee about it.