UPDATE ON CCMJ 2010

CHRISTIAN [COMMONS] COUNCIL FOR MONETARY JUSTICE

CCMJ exists to counter the ominous suggestion that ‘The neglect of Economics is a wound in the side of the church’ [Jurgen Moltmann]

CCMJ believes that our faith makes us all ‘economists’ – housekeepers in the ceaseless creativity of God. At whatever level of knowledge or ignorance we start, we should be prepared to raise questions about the creation of a system of economic activity that works for everyone and protects the earth. The justice of God requires nothing less.

CCMJ believes that there are four ogres in the roots of all our great and growing dangers and dilemmas: -
• an unquestioning acceptance of the economic status quo
• a profound mal-distribution of land, assets and resources
• an inordinate legal power given to corporations
• a fraudulent, irreligious banking, money/credit debt system.

CCMJ encourages people to explore for themselves the mystery of poverty in a world of actual and potential abundance, by dialogue, association and moral support.

To help make poverty history CCMJ members promote:
• a profound questioning of usury (interest) in contemporary society;
• respect for real wealth - being life itself;
• genuine investing in communities where risks and rewards are truly shared;
• making all trade fair trade;
• giving social and political priority to a living income for all;
• developing interest free pension systems;
• advocating open capital and asset-based financing;
• proposing new ways of providing housing for all;
• campaigning against privatisation of public assets;
• working for democracy and localisation;

CCMJ encourages the development of community currencies

CCMJ ADVOCATES RETURNING THE ISSUANCE OF NEW MONEY TO THE STATE – AS PUBLICLY CREATED PEOPLE’S CREDIT IN SUPPORT OF THEIR PRODUCTIVE CAPACITY

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