• 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 19, 2009

    The global financial crisis may increase social conflict, says the head of the International Labour Office, claiming that civil society groups have an important role in helping those affected to be heard.

  • January 14, 2009

    Debt isn't just a political and economic issue, it's a human tragedy, says Giles Fraser. And it raises the most profound spiritual, ethical and pastoral questions for us all.

  • November 14, 2008

    As many "responsible for the current financial meltdown" meet "behind closed doors in Washington" to discuss the future of the global economy, the World Council of Churches has challenged the legitimacy of the "G20" group.

  • October 12, 2008

    The current global financial crisis is a spiritual one with usury at its heart, argues political economist Ann Pettifor. In spite of the Gospel message, Christians have also colluded in idolising wealth above people and planet.

  • October 2, 2008

    The current global financial crisis is not a counsel of despair, says Patrick Hynes. It is an opportunity to review our priorities and invest practically for change through agencies like Oikocredit.

  • March 28, 2008

    Everyone is talking about the 'credit crunch'. Patrick Hynes, from Oikocredit, reflects on how access to fair finance continues to be a problem for people who are poor, and proposes a simple solution.

  • February 27, 2008
  • February 10, 2008

    What would happen if just a small proportion of the £1.25 trillion in consumer debt we all owe on was defaulted upon or suddenly called in? Jonathan Bartley looks at economic revolutions, and revolutionizing economics from the standpoint of the Gospel.

  • January 22, 2008

    The UK wing of the global social investment initiative Oikocredit has teamed up with the Livesimply campaign to promote a shared vision for social justice. Oikocredit provides vital loans to creative but impoverished communities.