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Theology & Economics in the 21st Century
Tuesday 13 to Friday 16 July 2010
at High Leigh Conference Centre
Chair: Revd Canon Edmund Newell
Secretary: Revd Canon David Driscoll
Chaplain: Revd Frances Eccleston
Politicians and economists have called for a 'paradigm shift' in response to the credit crunch. The unprecedented circumstances of the current global recession provide a unique opportunity for dialogue between theology, ethics and economics as we appraise economic life today. This conference is a contribution to that discussion.
Conference photos: Joan Dorrell
with audio recordings
Understanding the Financial Crisis
Dr Tim Leunig teaches at the London School of Economics. He has advised government, parliament and all three of Britain's main political parties. As well as the current financial crisis, his areas of expertise include pensions, transport, and housing.
Usury in the 21st Century: interfaith discussion
Catherine Cowley, Associate Director of the Heythrop Institute, with Peter Oppenheimer, Student (Fellow) of Christ Church Oxford and President of the Oxford Centre of Hebrew and Jewish Studies, and Tarek El Diwany, Editor of Islamic Finance.
Sustainable Development & the Credit Crunch
Michael Northcott is Professor of Ethics at the University of Edinburgh. He is an ordained Anglican Priest, a trustee of the Fair Trade organisation Traidcraft, Honorary Canon of Liverpool Cathedral and Fellow of the Centre for Human Ecology.