Living God's Love Values - Generosity, Joy, Imagination and Courage
Living God's Love Values - Generosity, Joy, Imagination and Courage

Faith and the Financial Crisis

Following the discussion of Faith and the Financial Crisis at diocesan synod on Saturday 17th March, 2012, there is a range of resources available for all those who wish to work to transform the parts of our communities that have been affected by poverty and the financial crisis.

Angus Ritchie spoke about the work of the Contextual Theology Centre and a web-based resource, ‘Call to Change’ prepared in association with the Church Urban Fund.

Gavin Oldham, who presented a positive view of how we should be dealing with bankers, is a member of the steering group for ‘Resourcing Christian Community Action’ whose website, gives ideas and advice about getting involved with projects and community initiatives.

Suzanne Clackson and Fiona McLeod spoke of the practical support that their team at Money Advice at St Andrew’s Bedford provides to those suffering financial difficulties. Training and regulatory support for similar initiatives is available by Clicking Here

Recent study days on poverty in the diocese have offered resources from the Church Urban Fund under its ‘Tackling Poverty Together’ initiative to help link better-off parishes with areas of deprivation. Copies of the resource pack are available on request from St Albans Diocese office – email: Office

The Board for Church and Society administers three modest charities which are able to offer grants of up to £500 to individuals in need. Details of the charities and how to apply to them can be found by clicking here.

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