A Citizen’s Basic Income – often called a Basic Income, or a Citizen’s Income – is an unconditional income paid automatically to every individual. Until a couple of years ago the idea was on the far fringes of political debate. Now it's well into the mainstream. How should we think about it theologically? Is it a good idea? Is it feasible?
Join us for a conversation around these questions with Dr. Malcolm Torry, the director of the Citizen’s Income Trust. Dr Torry is the author of Money for Everyone: Why we need a Citizen’s Income (Policy Press, 2013), 101 Reasons for a Citizen’s Income (Policy Press, 2015), The Feasibility of Citizen’s Income (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016), and Citizen’s Basic Income: A Christian social policy (Darton, Longman and Todd, 2016). He has first degrees in mathematics, theology, philosophy, and economics and management, and higher degrees in social policy and in theology, and is a Visiting Senior Fellow at the London School of Economics. Until 2014 he was an incumbent in the Diocese of Southwark and responsible for the Greenwich Peninsula Chaplaincy.
Dr. Torry will present his case for around 30 minutes. This will be followed by a formal response and a general Q & A session.
Join us at Theos on Monday 16th January, 6.30pm for 7pm start.
77 Great Peter Street
Theos Friends and Associates: Free
Concessions and Students: £5 (plus £1.34 admin fee)
General admission: £7 (plus £1.40 admin fee)