Basic Income & Christianity

A second challenge of this day. An opportunity to follow some key thinker/activists on basic Income
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From: Major Nick Coke, Salvation Army <>
Date: Sun, 21 Jun 2020 at 08:30
Subject: Basic Income & Christianity
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Peter Challen, 
I’m inviting you to join our upcoming Basic Income Conversation themed around ‘Universal Basic Income and Christianity’ on Thursday 2nd July. 
I’m Major Nick Coke, co-leader at Salvation Army Raynes Park Church in South West London. We’ve been discussing Basic Income in my church for the past few months and it’s been fascinating to see how much it gets people talking.
There are clear links between basic income and Christian ideas of love, charity, justice, work and relationality. I’m particularly interested in what impact basic income can have on supporting refugees, ending homelessness and eradicating food banks – issues close to my heart as a member of the Salvation Army. 
I’m excited to partner with the Basic Income Conversation to take this conversation further. I’ll be chairing a brilliant panel of speakers to explore how Basic Income fits with the Christianity and the work of church communities.
I’ll be joined by:
Rev’d Dr Malcolm Torry (former Director of Citizens Basic Income Trust and author of Citizens Basic Income: A Christian Social Policy) 
Rev’d Karen Webber (Methodist Minister in Birmingham and Director at Basic Income UK) 
Rev’d Simon Woodman (Bloomsbury Baptist Church) 
Dr Eve Poole (Author & Third Church Estates Commissioner, Church of England) 
Fr David Stewart SJ (Priest at St Ignatius Catholic Church, London) and we’ll hear from Basic Income Conversation Director, 
Michael Pugh, about how we can start Basic Income Conversations in our communities. It will be on Thursday 2nd July, 7.30-8.45pm online. 
Sign up here! 
Whether you are Christian, religious or have no faith at all, you are welcome to join the discussion. Civil society has always been at the forefront of social change throughout history and it’s time civil society steps up and joins the basic income debate.
This will be the first in a series of Basic Income Conversations which will include events with other faith traditions, including Islam and Judaism.  
Sign up using the Eventbrite link and you’ll be sent the online details 

All the best, NickRaynes Park Church
Salvation Army
on behalf of the Basic Income Conversation  
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