In his New Year Message, the Archbishop of Canterbury has urged reconsideration of the importance placed on material wealth, stressing the need to 'turn outwards' and appreciate the treasure of our fellow human beings instead.
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 .
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.
As billions of people suffer from insecurity, injustice and indignity, international NGO Amnesty International is demanding that world leaders invest in human rights as strongly as they are investing in the economy.