How do Christians respond to the pervasive, overwhelming issue of economic inequality? Where do we begin the discussion of such a complex and influential subject?
In 2015 the Trinity Institute offered a conference called ‘Creating Common Good,’ in which thinkers from a wide range of perspectives and real-world experience offered practical tools to help individuals and congregations address this pressing subject. We offer these four courses to lay the groundwork for our discussions.
In this fourth class Archbishop of Canterbury The Most Rev. Justin Welby, who guides a faith tradition of 80 million believers, outlines a Christian response to economic inequality. He has made headlines by speaking out against payday lenders, who charge high rates for short term loans. And he has made the bold move of establishing credit unions in local churches (there are 16,000 churches in the UK) to make low interest loans available to all. Archbishop Justin’s lectures are entitled:
- What is Economic Inequality?
- Structures of Sin
- The Church’s Response
This course is ideal for those seeking to develop a Christian response to increasing economic inequalities and can serve as a starting point for further reflection and discussion on this topic.