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10 October 2008


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The value of money
Today I would like to set you a challenge
  • See if you can find one form of media that doesn’t comment on the growing credit crunch
  • It is fairly difficult
  • The reality is that to continue such intense coverage the media needs a wide range of voices

  • One voice heard was that of the Church of England as the archbishops of Canterbury and York got involved in the debate
  • This is nothing new: Christianity has always had something to say about money
  • Jesus overturned the tables against money lenders in the temple, Judas Iscariot sold out Jesus for his pieces of silver, multiple leaders campaigned against slavery – not forgetting the multitude of (mainly Victorian) philanthropists who went one step ahead (such as Cadbury creating his ‘model village for workers’) because of their religious values

  • John Cooper & Ellen Moxley

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