launch of Just Finance London

Date

20th, 26th & 27th September 2017

Area of concern

Money Matters.

Venue

Wed 20th September 2017, 7-9pm at St John on Bethnal Green
Tues 26th September 2017, 7-9pm at St John’s West Ealing
Wed 27th September 2017, 7-9pm at St James Piccadilly

This Autumn Capital Mass is launching its Just Finance strand of work, to help local churches to engage faithfully and effectively with issues of money, debt and credit in their communities.

This new work is led by Alison Tsang, who is Capital Mass’ Just Finance London Development Worker. Alison joined Capital Mass in April 2017 to lead our work here in the Diocese of London helping to unlock the resources of churches and community organisations and build local partnerships to create a visible, effective and accessible community responses across the Diocese.

The Launch

The launch will take place at three individual evening events across the Diocese in order that all can attend and will be an opportunity for church leaders and volunteers to:

1. be inspired as to why this work matters as part of the Church’s mission

2. hear stories of hope and encouragement about things already happening and meet those in the parishes who are doing it

3. connect with a rich range of resources and ideas available for parishes to respond to local need

At each evening, a keynote speaker will draw us deeper into the landscape surrounding Debt and Financial Exclusion, there will be opportunities to hear from parishes already engaged and a marketplace where you can meet local partners.

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The dates and venues

EAST: Wed 20th September 2017, 7-9pm at St John on Bethnal Green

WEST: Tues 26th September 2017, 7-9pm at St John’s West Ealing

CENTRAL: Wed 27th September 2017, 7-9pm at St James Piccadilly

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Keynote Speakers

Dr Helen Cameron

Dr Helen Cameron Speaking on 20th Sept at St John on Bethnal Green

Dr Helen Cameron is Head of Public Affairs for The Salvation Army’s United Kingdom Territory with the Republic of Ireland. She has a visiting Fellowship at the Centre for Christianity and Culture, Regent’s Park College, Oxford. She now leads a team that lobbies on behalf of those the organisation serves in the interests of greater social justice. She is the author of a number of books, including Researching Practice in Mission and Ministry and Just Mission: Practical Politics for Local Churches.

Bruce Connell

Bruce Connell Speaking on 26th Sept at St John’s Ealing

Bruce Connell is founder and director of Crosslight Advice, an independent debt and money advice charity which partners with local churches to support those living in poverty. Crosslight now operates out of four branches in Hammersmith, South Kensington, Chiswick and Twickenham, with 50+ trained volunteer advisers and 5 employed staff. Bruce also authored & launched The Money Course, a set of basic money education resources for anyone looking to manage their money better, as well as contributing to the Debt Signposting course for the Church of Enlgand and Money Advice Trust. Prior to working in the debt advice field, Bruce had a background in banking and finance, most recently a senior director at German bank BayernLB.

David Barclay

David Barclay Speaking on 27th Sept at St James Piccadilly

David Barclay is a partner at the Good Faith Partnership, a consultancy seeking to foster strategic relationships between business, politics, charity and faith. Prior to this he was at the forefront of spearheading Archbishops of Canterbury’s “War on Wonga” leading work helping churches engage with money and debt issues through his role at The Centre of Theology and Community (CTC). He was also Community Organiser on the Just Money Campaign with Citizens UK which successfully called for a cap on the cost of credit and most recently has co-authored “Money Talks: Christian Respsonses to Debt in the North East and London” published by the University of Durham.

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