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Located within the City of London, St Paul's Institute seeks to foster an informed Christian response to the most urgent ethical and spiritual issues of our times: equality, stewardship and the meaning of the common good.

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This event saw us launch our project 'Forgive Us Our Debts' with Theos, seeking to examine debt in the UK at the personal, corporate, and government levels.
We have high levels of debt in the system - at the personal/household, corporate, and government levels. This short animated film provides an introduction to the project "Forgive Us Our Debts", a collaboration between St Paul's Institute and Theos.
What is Growth, and how do we measure it? The journey from poverty to prosperity is widely measured by and credited to the growth in a country's GDP. But what if there is more to consider? What about the needs which this doesn't address - a healthy family life, civic participation, and freedom from discrimination or exploitation?

Tackling debt: It's not all about the money

by Matt Barlow

Matt Barlow, CEO of Christian's Against Poverty, puts forward a holistic approach to tackling debt and poverty in the UK. More »

 Matt Barlow

Could we revolutionise banking as if people and relationships mattered?

by Sarah Pierce

Sarah Pierce makes the case for a Christian model of banking which is deeply relational. More »

 Sarah Pierce

Can churches challenge class inequality? The case of debt advice

by Ryan Davey

As part of our series on debt, Ryan Davey argues that the church-based debt advice sector needs to challenge the financial industry and its role in generating economic inequality. More »

 Ryan Davey

Are we taking Christian teaching seriously? An uncompromising approach to debt and relationships

by Dr Paul Mills

In this article, Dr Paul Mills helps us to think about radical implications of a Christian response to debt. More »

Dr Paul Mills

Taming the shapeshifting monster of debt

by Barbara Ridpath

In the forth article of the debt series, Barbara Ridpath argues that the UK Government is shifting debt from the public sector onto businesses and individuals. More »

 Barbara Ridpath

Why the Bible's subversive teaching on debt is more relevant than ever

by Tim Jones

Two decades on from the Jubilee 2000 campaign, Tim Jones identifies a new debt crisis emerging. More »

 Tim Jones

Cancel household debt: A radical idea to boost post-Brexit Britain

by Dr Johnna Montgomerie

In the second article in our series on debt, Johnna Montgomerie discusses whether we can re-engineer debt to build a sustainable, inclusive economy. More »

Dr Johnna Montgomerie

A Christian Ethic of Debt and Credit

by Luke Bretherton

As part of our blog series on debt, Luke Bretherton lays out some of the ethical foundations for thinking about debt. More »

 Luke Bretherton

What do Londoners think Brexit will mean for the workplace?

by Sheila Nicoll

Sheila Nicoll, Lay Canon (Finance) of St Paul's Cathedral, reflects on how Brexit might affect working life in the city. More »

 Sheila Nicoll
Democracy, Free Movement and the Common Good
Work-life balance: Is a four-day week the answer?
https://bbc.in/2MZFPUP

How would you like to work 9am - 5:30pm, Monday-Thursday? One year ago, Rich Leigh emailed his employees to tell them that would be their new working week, for the same pay. Radio 1 Newsbeat visits his Gloucester PR firm to find out how the business is performing and how the change has affected his staff.

Work-life balance: Is a four-day week the answer?
https://bbc.in/2MZFPUP

Business owner, Rich Leigh, explains the effects of a 4 day working week has had on his PR company after a year.

I'm in work 'but still struggling to get by'
https://bbc.in/2ZylmaN

As care worker Liam Doherty knows all too well, if you're in a low-paid job, the slightest setback can capsize your finances.

Firms face pressure to improve zero-hours contracts
https://bbc.in/2WzvKlE

"Working on a zero-hours contract made me feel exhausted and negatively affected my mental health."

Set curfew for online money lending, say academics
https://bbc.in/2X4fzJe

Late-night online access to credit is leading people to borrow more money than they can afford to repay, according to academics.

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