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GOD AND MONEY FILMS


What does the bible say about money? How does Christian tradition help us think about money and debt? 

We invited six theologians to reflect on the themes of money and debt: To unpack some of the biblical teaching, explain the interpretation of this teaching throughout Christian tradition and to suggest how churches and individuals could apply this teaching today. 

We've also included a short studyguide with questions and discussion starters so that the films can be used in small groups and churches.

DEBT AWARENESS AND SIGNPOSTING


Guiding people to free debt advice: a debt awareness and signposting workshop is a new 2 hour video based workshop for small groups  developed  in partnership by the Money Advice Trust.  It will equip you to be a vital link between someone with debt problems and the professional advice and support they need.

The workshop looks at:

  • The causes of debt problems
  • Identifying when someone needs debt advice
  • Responding appropriately when someone tells you they're in debt
  • The types of advice available and how these can be accessed
  • How to help someone prepare for debt advice

The workshop is designed to be run by a facilitator - no knowledge of debt advice is necessary. A comprehensive manual guides you through the activities. 

The accompanying video includes important information and practical tips, as well as stories from people who have been helped through debt advice. Group activities and discussion give you the opportunity to reflect on the videos and apply what you have learnt. Click the button  to find out more and order the free resources.

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VIDEO


Justin Welby introduces #TOYOURCREDIT

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Sir Hector Sants on #TOYOURCREDIT, community finance and the church

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People share their real stories about debt and finding their way out of it

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Justin Welby on credit unions

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An actress and the Bishop of Bolton explore credit unions in Manchester

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Debt Shadows -  the impact of payday lending

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Murston Community Bank advent video - Church Urban Fund

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Credit union members share their reasons for joining the local credit union

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Made by Trinity Wall Street in New York for their 'Inequality and the Common Good' conference focusing on the work of local churches in Hackney.

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BBC News report about churches and credit unions

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Rt Revd Justin Welby's sermon at the Church Credit Champions Commissioning,

September 2015

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The rap song "Union on the Streets" by Charles Bailey, inspired by the Archbishop of Canterbury speaking out about payday lenders

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The Seeing Change Course from the Centre for Theology & Community and the Church Credit Champions Network

Become a Credit Champion  |  Download from Vimeo

Seeing Change 1: looking at Chapter One of Nehemiah and the relationship between listening, prayer and action

Credit Champions  |  Download from Vimeo

 

Seeing Change 4: looking at the theology of money

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Seeing Change 2: looking at Nehemiah Chapter Two and the question of power and how it is used

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Seeing Change 5: planning a response to the course

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Seeing Change 3: looking at Nehemiah Chapter Five and questions of charity and justice

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AUDIO


REPORTS


Money speaks louder than words: Credit Unions and the role of the Church in tackling financial exclusion Church Urban Fund Download PDF (232kb)

Money speaks louder than words: Credit Unions and the role of the Church in tackling financial exclusion

Church Urban Fund

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Building an ethical financial system: The role of Credit Unions Church Urban Fund Download PDF (168kb)

Building an ethical financial system: The role of Credit Unions

Church Urban Fund

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God and the moneylenders: Faith and the battle against exploitative lending The Centre for Theology & Community Download PDF (2.5Mb)

God and the moneylenders: Faith and the battle against exploitative lending

The Centre for Theology & Community

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The Debt Trap: Exposing the impact of problem debt on children The Children's Society Download PDF (2.7Mb)  

The Debt Trap: Exposing the impact of problem debt on children

The Children's Society

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Who bears the burden? Christian theology and the impact of debt on children The Children's Society Download PDF (1.7Mb)

Who bears the burden? Christian theology and the impact of debt on children

The Children's Society

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Supporting young savers: The case for savings clubs in schools The Children's Society Download PDF (972kb)

Supporting young savers: The case for savings clubs in schools

The Children's Society

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Playday not payday: Protecting children from irresponsible payday loan advertising The Children's Society Download PDF (652kb)

Playday not payday: Protecting children from irresponsible payday loan advertising

The Children's Society

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Restoring the balance: Tackling problem debt The Centre for Social Justice Download PDF (596kb)

Restoring the balance: Tackling problem debt

The Centre for Social Justice

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Maxed out: Serious personal debt in Britain The Centre for Social Justice Download PDF (1.8Mb)

Maxed out: Serious personal debt in Britain

The Centre for Social Justice

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Indebted lives: The complexities of life in debt The Money Advice Service Download PDF (5.1Mb)

Indebted lives: The complexities of life in debt

The Money Advice Service

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Payday lending: Fixing a broken market ACCA Download PDF (768kb)

Payday lending: Fixing a broken market

ACCA

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Jumping the shark: Building institutions to spread access to affordable credit IPPR Download PDF (1.3Mb)

Jumping the shark: Building institutions to spread access to affordable credit

IPPR

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Stopping the payday loan rip-off: How we can tackle the scourge of irresponsible lending Church Action on Poverty Download PDF (1.1Mb)

Stopping the payday loan rip-off: How we can tackle the scourge of irresponsible lending

Church Action on Poverty

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A pathway out: the impact of Church-based debt and money advice initiatives. Jubilee Plus Download PDF

A pathway out: the impact of Church-based debt and money advice initiatives.

Jubilee Plus

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Future Finance: A new approach to financial capability Centre for Social Justice Download PDF

Future Finance: A new approach to financial capability

Centre for Social Justice

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Mind the finance gap: evidencing demand for community finance CDFA Download PDF (0.7Mb)

Mind the finance gap: evidencing demand for community finance

CDFA

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Inside Community Finance: The CDFI Industry in the UK 2014 CDFA Download PDF

Inside Community Finance: The CDFI Industry in the UK 2014

CDFA

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  Gaining Interest: A new deal for sustained credit union expansion in the UK Political Economy Research Centre Download PDF

 

Gaining Interest: A new deal for sustained credit union expansion in the UK

Political Economy Research Centre

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General Synod paper: Credit unions, the financial sector and the Church

Church of England

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    Financial Inclusion: Improving the Financial Health of the Nation   Financial Inclusion Commission Download PDF

 

 

Financial Inclusion: Improving the Financial Health of the Nation

 

Financial Inclusion Commission

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Church Credit Champions Annual Report April 2015 Church Credit Champions Network Download PDF

Church Credit Champions Annual Report April 2015

Church Credit Champions Network

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General Synod paper: Churches'  Mutual Credit Union

Church of England

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Meeting the Need for Affordable Credit Carnegie Trust   Download PDF    

Meeting the Need for Affordable Credit

Carnegie Trust

 

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COURSES


Seeing Change Course - Leader's Guide

Credit Champions  |  Download PDF

Guide to Holding a Money Talk Credit Champions |  Download

Guide to Holding a Money Talk

Credit Champions  Download

Guiding people to free debt advice: a debt awareness and signposting workshop Download or order

Guiding people to free debt advice: a debt awareness and signposting workshop

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CHURCH MATERIALS


Archbishop Credit Union Message A4 Poster

PDF  |  Word

Archbishop Credit Union Message A5 Flyer

PDF  |  Word

Guidance for PCCs on saving and investing in credit unions

PDF

Archbishop Credit Union Message A5 Leaflet

PDF

Deeper into Debt - Bible Studies and Worship Materials based on research from The Children's Society exploring the impact of debt on children

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Prayers for a world where money matters

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INFORMATION


The Money Manual

The Money Charity

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The Student Money Manual

The Money Charity

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