“Forgive us our debts”: lending and borrowing as if relationships matter is a partnership project between Theos and St Paul’s Institute.

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I am pleased to be a Theos Supporter to  help shape the conversation to show how Christianity, and faith, are part of the solution for a better society – not part of the problem.

They have recently published a very insightful report

“Forgive us our debts”: lending and borrowing as if relationships matter is a partnership project between Theos and St Paul’s Institute

"Over 16 million people in the UK have less than £100 in savings. Personal debt is now at 90% of GDP. Debt is clearly a serious economic issue – but it is also a profoundly moral 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? 

This report draws on the wealth of Christian thought on the subject to highlight the moral and relational dimensions of debt and suggest practical ways to address some of its problematic aspects at the personal, corporate, and public levels in the UK today. "

A summary of the report can be found here