Christian Council for Monetary Justice
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Dear Friends
Welcome to the Christian Council for Monetary Justice
Many current reports speak of our love affair with debt, others speak of the debt timebomb. The slightly cynical reference could be to personal debt, corporate debt, national debt or international debt. We contend that debt and its concomitant interest, are the fundamental issues in society today. They lead to many other grave distortions in our human communities everywhere. Even in the seasons of Advent and of Christmas debt is an underlying theme. When you have read this introduction you might care to look at the pertinence of the article, A Debt to Handel, in the PAPERS file of this site.

The CCMJ has been warning against escalating debt for 45 years. We base our concerns on research showing that our monetary system is grievously distorted. Inclusive justice, never very extensive, is further off than ever for the majority of people on the planet. In the spirit of the faith we hold, we are, therefore, dedicated to the eradication of usury, masquerading as interest.

Interest permeates the complex structures of the financial systems upon which our way of life and death depend today. Believing that justice is the social form of love, we contend that the way to inclusive economic justice is simple. Only the recognition of the problem, and the generation of political will, stand in our way of achieving it.

So we invite you to join us in the task of education, constructive proposition and action. CCMJ will provide research, apposite reading, supportive evidence, and consultation. Expect to access through our members and our links ways of pursuing such themes as

Money creation • Publicly created money for public infrastructure • Interest-free money repayable and cancellable as economic activity kicks in • Debt free money - spent into the economy • Universal basic income • Universal capital ownership • Tax Justice abolitioning tax havens • Land Rents • new forms of Open Capital • Simultaneous Policy for adopting co-operation as the ordinate motivation of enterprise • People's Pensions • Student Debt • Tobin Tax • Interest limits • Earnings limits • Financial regulations • Ethical Investment • Barter • Community Currencies • Time Banks • all, as if people and sustainability mattered.

Browse within to find the pages that take you to the next step you seek. Join us and help us to rectify the insidious distortions in our way of life, generated by usurious money creation.

Canon Peter Challen - Chairman
December 2003