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London, United Kingdom
How should we reform the UK monetary system?
Christian perspectives on a crucial debate
An event put on by Jubilee Centre with Christian Heritage London.
Two days before becoming Prime Minister, Theresa May declared that ‘Monetary policy – in the form of super-low interest rates and quantitative easing – has helped those on the property ladder at the expense of those who can’t afford to own their own home.’ The current policy is failing to contribute to the kind of society that she envisions, ‘one that works for everyone not just the privileged few’.
However, since then the Bank of England announced a further £60 billion round of QE and cut the base rate from 0.5% to 0.25% in an unprecedented bid to stimulate demand and prevent recession and possible deflation.
These circumstances open a window of opportunity for considering how to reform the monetary system, especially the way money is created. The Jubilee Centre has a 30 year track record of providing biblical perspectives on the economy and finance, and we have recently completed a research report, ‘Crumbling foundations: a biblical critique of modern money’ (available on the Jubilee Centre website).
This report forms the background to an event on Monday December 5th, when we will consider the challenges of reforming the money system from a Christian perspective.
The event begins with a summary of the Crumbling Foundations report by author Guy Brandon (head of research for the Jubilee Centre and a freelance writer specialising in digital currencies). A panel will then respond to the issues raised from their professional perspective, and suggest how the Christian faith can meaningfully contribute to this debate. This will be followed by a time of open discussion.
- James Featherby (Chair of Church of England Ethical Investment Advisory Group)
- Jeremy Lefroy (MP for Stafford)
- David McIlroy (Visiting Professor of banking law at SOAS)
- Eve Poole (Ashridge Business School)
- Paul Mills (Senior Economist at the IMF)
… all speaking in a personal capacity
VENUE: St Botolph-without-Aldersgate (corner of Aldersgate with Little Britain, near the Museum of London, closest Tube is St Pauls)
TIME: Refreshments at 18.00 for 18.30 start, on Monday 5th December 2016
TICKETS: free, but registration is essential
INFO: Sally Bertlin email@example.com or 01223 566319
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