Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI) are holding a day conference in January to reflect theologically on the root causes of the current economic crisis and the response of the churches in terms of their prophetic, pastoral and partnership roles and responsibilities.
Keynote speakers will include Ann Pettifor, former head of the Jubilee 2000 debt relief campaign, Campaign Director of Operation Noah and author of The Coming First World Debt Crisis. She will discuss the underlying causes of the global economic crisis and the impact of economic actors on sustainable lifestyles.
Also speaking will be Bob Goudzwaard – Professor Emeritus of Economics and Social Philosophy at the Free University in Amsterdam, former member of the Dutch parliament and co-author of Hope in Troubled Times: A New Vision for Confronting Global Crises.
Revd Dave Bookless, Director of A Rocha UK and the Environmental Issues Network and author of “Planetwise” will offer a theological response and there will be other speakers and a panel discussion.