Debt causes deserts
It is 25 years since Green Christian attended the human chain surrounding the G8 summit in 1998 at Birmingham – joining 70,000 others demanding debt cancellation for 52 impoverished countries by the year 2000. (see above picture) (We were then known as Christian Ecology Link)
After all, the way Banks and other investors (us?) make money is by giving out loans and charging interest – i.e by making other people/countries go into debt. Banks and investors should be responsible in how they lend.
I feel we should also be concerned about corruption – Visit Transparency International‘s website – See how your country scores in the Corruption perception index (spoiler- UK came out joint 18th from top for honesty in 180 countries in 2022.. compared with 11th in both 1998, and 2021)
This Tue 23 May – Come to an event on ethical banking – Held at Plymouth University – and by Zoom – Zak Gottlieb, the director of Bank.Green. will be giving a presentation on the financing of energy, and, in particular, the contentious issue of finance for current and future fossil fuel projects,