Category - economics

  • 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.

  • August 28, 2009

    City financiers and Britain’s three largest political parties have reacted with horror to the idea of a banking tax proposed by the head of the Financial Services Authority.

  • July 10, 2009

    Religion, the church and the global recession is the focus of an international conference featuring economists, theologians and philosophers at the University of Nottingham.

  • May 22, 2009
  • April 19, 2009

    Leading US evangelical author and speaker Tony Campolo re-examines The Revelation of St John the Divine in terms of what lies behind the current economic crisis, and discovers personal and political lessons rooted in a vision of God's coming kingdom.

  • April 18, 2009

    You often get more preoccupation with finance in church meetings and more serious attention to God in political meetings, says Simon Barrow. At least in terms of being sanguine about their respective claims. Sometimes.

  • March 19, 2009

    Hungarian church leaders have warned that their country faces violence and breakdown in the face of unemployment and dislocation brought by the current financial meltdown.

  • February 23, 2009

    UK government development secretary Douglas Alexander is set to unveil a British plan for radical reforms to the World Bank, aimed at making it focus on tackling poverty more effectively.

  • February 13, 2009

    Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu has told the General Synod of the Church of England that the real significance of the world financial crisis and economic downturn is its impact on the poor and vulnerable.