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This event will launch the report ‘Forgive Us Our Debts’: lending and borrowing as if relationships matter, which examines personal, corporate and government debt in the UK within an ethical framework.
Over 16 million people in the UK have less than £100 in savings. Personal debt is now at 90% of GDP and continues to grow. Many people are in distress because of debt problems.
Debt is clearly a serious economic issue – but it is also a profoundly moral and social one. How should we distribute the risks and responsibilities inherent in debt? How should we treat people with severe debt problems? Should there be limits on borrowing and rates of interest?
Join us at St Paul’s Cathedral on 30th January as we launch our new report “Forgive us our debts”: lending and borrowing as if relationships matter, and explore these issues in greater detail.
“Forgive us our debts” is the culmination of a year–long research project, in partnership with St Paul’s Institute. It draws on the wealth of Christian thought on the subject of debt, interest, and usury and suggests practical ways to address some of the problematic aspects of debt at the personal, corporate, and public levels in the UK today.
Speakers include Sir Hector Sants, Stella Creasy MP, Lord Griffiths of Fforestfach, and the report’s co–authors, Barbara Ridpath and Dr Nathan Mladin.
The event will be followed by a drinks reception in the Crypt of St Paul’s to continue the conversation.
The entrance for this event will be the North West Crypt Door opposite Paternoster Square.
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Nathan joined Theos in 2016. He holds an MTh and PhD in Systematic Theology from Queen’s University Belfast. He is the author of several Theos publications, including “Forgive Us Our Debts: lending and borrowing as if relationships matter”, a report on the ethics of debt (with Barbara Ridpath), and the chapter on ‘Václav Havel’ in “The Mighty and the Almighty: How Political Leaders do God” (Biteback, 2017). His current research interests include: religion in London; theology and economics; the ethics of AI/robotics; and theology and contemporary art.
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