As Churches, we long for the flourishing of people and the wellbeing of our planet. We believe this requires a radical rethinking of the way the economy is organised. The pursuit of economic growth at all costs is driving ecological destruction, and has led to soaring levels of inequality and an economy where most wealth is reaped by the richest 1%.
What should the goal of the economy be? Why isn’t our current system enabling people to flourish, especially as the cost of living crisis bites? Could a change in approach help us solve the climate crisis? What does our Christian faith have to say about the economy?
We’ve produced a six-week small group course, opening up some of these questions and starting a conversation about how the economy might be re-shaped to enable the wellbeing of all people and the planet.
Cost of living crisis
Inflation, energy bills, food: the cost of living is rising for many in 2022. How should we understand the crisis, and how can we respond?
From Recovery to Flourishing
In July 2020, our Churches published ‘From Recovery to Flourishing’, a vision for how the economy might be re-engineered to deliver a just and sustainable future as we emerged from the coronavirus crisis.
The climate crisis and the economy
Turning the World Upside Down, published in March 2020, argues that you can’t solve the climate crisis without talking about the economy.
It is intended as a conversation starter to help individuals, small groups and churches consider the connections between the biblical vision for the flourishing of life and the way our economy is structured.
What is the Christian vision for the flourishing of all life?
Why does the economy matter in enabling this vision to be released?
Where are we seeing glimpses of change?
What questions do we need to ask to move forward?
The resource is split into four parts, which you can download here:
If you would like physical copies of the report for your church or group, please contact us.
Renewal and Rebellion: Faith, Economy and Climate
JPIT’s 2020 national conference Renewal and Rebellion: faith, economy and climate invited delegates to join in looking at the big challenges we all face – rethinking economic structures and taking radical steps towards climate justice, and how we can all act – in faith, for people and for planet.