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 into a city where:

1 in 5 of people living in London are classed as being “over indebted”

1 in 3 of clients seeking help with debt in London are in rent arrears.

1 in 4 of people living in London are paid below the London Living Wage.

1.4 million working-age adults in London live in poverty.

Rt Revd Adrian Newman

Rt Revd Adrian Newman Bishop of Stepney

“Levels of personal debt have spiralled beyond what most of us think is healthy or wise in a civilised society. And the human cost of all of this is felt in increasing ill-health (physical and mental), relationship breakdown, and fractured communities. Something needs to change if we are to flourish. I hope that parishes across London will engage seriously with the issue of money, which affects people’s lives more significantly that anything else. The Just Finance Network can help you know where to begin, and make a practical difference in people’s lives.”

The Launch

The launch will take place at three individual evening events across the Diocese (you can find out more information below about the one closest to you) 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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Please do let us know which event you’ll be attending

EAST LONDON

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

Dr Helen Cameron

Dr Helen Cameron Public Affairs Salvation Army

Key Note Speaker: 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.

See below which partners are joining us in East London

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WEST LONDON

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

Bruce Connell

Bruce Connell Director of CrosslightAdvice

Key Note Speaker: 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.

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CENTRAL LONDON

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

David Barclay

David Barclay Spearheading Archbishops of Canterbury’s “War on Wonga”

Key Note Speaker: 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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Marketplace

Joining us at all the launch venues

Joining us at all the West and Central launch

Joining us at all both the West and Central launch venues

Joining us at the Central London launch

Joining us at all the East London launch

Joining us at the Central London launch

Joining us at all the West London launch

Joining us at all the launch venues

Joining us at all the East London launch

Joining us at all the East and West London launches

Joining us at all the Central London launch

Joining us at all the East London launch

Joining us at all the East London launch

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