Here is a brief introduction to Christians on the Left's campaign to get people to put their money where their mouths are and get more ethical with their banking.
“Lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is , there will your heart be also.”
So says the Bible (Matthew 6: 20-21).
And Christians on the Left says the same. It’s time we all put our money where our mouth is. It’s very easy to talk about ethical banking. It’s very easy to use phrases like Fairtrade without thinking about it. It’s not even that much harder to actually make sure you buy fairly-traded coffee, cake, or cotton.
But is it right to spend a few pounds a month on Fairtrade groceries when your life-savings, investments, and mortgage interest is being invested in the arms trade, environmental abuse, and the mass production which leads to highly unfair trade?
How much more of an impact could you make by simply moving your bank accounts – yours, your business, your charity, your church – to an ethical bank or credit union where you know your money won’t be used to allow a high street giant to profit from unethical investment around the world? That’s not to say, of course, that you shouldn’t buy Fairtrade! Quite the opposite. But you could do even more for the common good by moving your money too.
Join our campaign and pledge to put your money where your mouth is here.