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Forgive Us Our Debts

Forgive Us Our Debts

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.

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Date and time: Wednesday 30th January 2019, 6:30pm–8:00pm (8–9 – drinks reception)

Venue: OBE Chapel, St Paul’s Cathedral, St Paul’s Churchyard, London, EC4M 8AD

Tickets: free of charge. Register here.

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. Government is borrowing at wartime levels. 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.

If you have any accessibility needs please let Jodi Kiang know by emailing: institute@stpaulscathedral.org.uk

Image by Montri Thipsorn under a Shutterstock licence. 

Nathan Mladin

Nathan Mladin

Natan joined Theos in 2016. He has just completed a PhD in Systematic Theology at Queen’s University of Belfast with a thesis on divine action in dialogue with theatre studies. He is the author of the chapter on Václav Havel in The Mighty and the Almighty: How Political Leaders do God (Biteback, 2017) and co–author of That They All May Be One, a report looking at inter–Church relations in England. Current research interests include theology and economics, with a focus on debt, ethics of AI/robotics, theology and contemporary art.

OBE Chapel, St Paul’s Cathedral
St Paul’s Cathedral Churchyard

London EC4M 8AD

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