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.
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.
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.