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