finance

  • November 2, 2010

    An open letter has been sent to UK Prime Minister David Cameron, ahead of the Anglo-French Summit, by 50 civil society organisations – including Ekklesia – under the banner of the Robin Hood Tax Campaign. It calls for progress towards agreement on an EU wide financial sector tax

  • April 4, 2010

    While billions have gone to banks and brokers in bailouts and bonuses, the main parties are competing with each other over how much needs to be lopped off public services in order to reduce national debt and keep the IMF happy.

  • March 4, 2010

    Church and fair finance groups are due to meet in Edinburgh to look at what ethical and socially responsible banking and investment can mean for churches and the wider community.

  • November 29, 2009

    2,000 people from civil society groups, churches, mosques and synagogues heard a call for the UK to introduce a ceiling on interest rates, after evidence gathered over months of listening to the impact of the financial crisis on ordinary people .

  • August 20, 2009

    The Islamic mortgage is actually known as a "Home Purchase Plan". This is intentional and a reflection of the fact that no interest is charged on an Islamic mortgage.

  • 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.