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NHI Resources on Financial Relationships


Christian Restorative Justice: Financial Reform (ppts) and video from New Hope Fellowship Baltimore, MD, May 2015

Christian Resources


The Jubilee Centre website


Relationships Global website


Wikipedia, Mondragon Cooperative (Wikipedia article) about a Christian community in the Basque, Spain region formally started in 1956 and running on the Catholic social teaching


Distributist Review (website), a Catholic online journal


Ethics Driven Innovation (website) a consulting company; and Profit With a Higher Purpose (website), a blog by the founder


Americans for Fairness in Lending, The History of Usury (Americans for Fairness in Lending website) relying on James M. Ackerman, Interest Rates and the Law: A History of Usury (1981)


Timothy Gorringe, Capital and the Kingdom (Amazon book, Mar 1994)


Wayne A.M. Visser and Alastair McIntosh, A Short Review of the Historical Critique of Usury (Accounting, Business & Financial History 8:2, July 1988)


Timothy Gorringe, Fair Shares: Ethics and the Global Economy (Amazon book, Jun 1, 1999)


Norman G. Kurland, The Just Third Way: Basic Principles of Economic and Social Justice (Center for Economic and Social Justice website, May 28, 2004)


Paul Mills and Michael Schluter, After Capitalism: Rethinking Economic Relationships  (Jubilee Centre, 2012)


Thomas Storck, Is Usury Still a Sin? (originally Distributist Review magazine, fall 2009)


Stephen Pope, Restorative Justice as a Prophetic Path to Peace (CTSA Proceedings, 2010)


Thomas Storck, Is the Acton Institute a Genuine Expression of Catholic Social Thought? (Distributist Review magazine, July 4, 2011)


Angus Sibley, The "Poisoned Spring" of Economic Libertarianism: Menger, Mises, Hayek, Rothbard: A Critique from Catholic Social Teaching of the 'Austrian School' of Economics (book, May 2011) and Michael Sean Winters' review (Natl Catholic Responder, Jul 6, 2011)


Paul Mills at the Jubilee Centre, The Great Financial Crisis: A Biblical Diagnosis (Jubilee Centre website article, 2012)


Paul Mills, Jenny Corbett, Colin Mayer, Losing Interest: Imagining a Financial System Without Debt (Veritas Forum video, May 3, 2012) on usurious debt as a theological and relational problem, and my written notes


Michael Hoffman, Usury in Christendom: The Mortal Sin that Was and Now is Not (book, Nov 2012)


Ilsup Ahn, Deconstructing the Economy of Debt: Karl Marx, Jurgen Habermas, and an Ethics of Debt (Trans-Humanities, Vol.6 No.1, Feb 2013)


Thomas Storck, Aquinas on Buying and Selling (originally Distributist Review magazine, May 14, 2013)


Aaron Souppouris, The Church of England Wants to Oust Loan Sharks by Competing With Them (The Verge, Jul 26, 2013)


Paul Mills, The Rise of the New Slavery: Battling Debt in the 21st Century (Jubilee Centre website video, Oct 2013)


Joseph Gleason, The Bankers' Witching Hour (The Orthodox Life blog, Dec 16, 2013)


Shai Secunda, Finance in Religious Law: A Comparative Conference of Judaism, Christianity, Islam (Harvard Law School, Dec 2013)


Jamie Doward, Church of England Launches Credit Union Network in Payday Loans Fight (The Guardian, Feb 22, 2014)


Aaron Weaver, Religious Groups Announce Coalition to Combat Predatory Lending (Cooperative Baptist Fellowship blog, May 14, 2015)


Rebecca Robbins, Churches Step In With Alternative to High-Interest, Small-Dollar Lending Industry (Washington Post, Jan 9, 2015)


Tom Strode, Payday Loans Targeted by ERLC, Others in Coalition (Baptist Press, May 15, 2015)



(Amazon book, 2015) is not a Christian author that I know of, but this book is invaluable as a record of how Anglo-American bankers and politicians defined the financial crisis of 2008. They defined it in terms of liquidity with regards to themselves (to which the answer was "quantitative easing"), but in terms of risk of default with regards to Greece (to which the answer was "austerity"). This suggests that some people get to define problems and solutions for political reasons.


Rebecca Robbins, Churches Step In With Alternative to High-Interest, Small-Dollar Lending Industry (Washington Post, Jan 9, 2015)


Kerry Bolton, Tradition and Usury: The Perennial Conflict (Katehon blog, Feb 16, 2016)


Katehon, Current World Debt Crisis and Its Geo-Economic Implication (Katehon, Apr 8, 2016)


Katehon, Russian Orthodox Church Against Liberal Globalization, Usury, Dollar Hegemony, and Neocolonialism (Katehon, May 26, 2016)

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