Posts Tagged ‘Banks’

Sex workers disagree over Kiwibank’s principled stand

Monday, August 10th, 2020

Kiwibank’s initial plans to blacklist the adult entertainment industry ran into opposition from the New Zealand Prostitutes’ Collective, but the bank is being urged to stick to its guns by Wahine Toa Rising – a new trans-Tasman group set up by ex-sex workers. Read more

Baptist Church has its own bank

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

An ATM has just been installed in the Windsor Park Baptist church in Auckland, New Zealand. The logo on the machine is “Baptist Savings“, a small but significant sign that a financial force is rising that could suck more business out of the big four banks. Baptist Savings has seen its deposits grow in the Read more

Fiji – Methodist church asks for permission to meet

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

About 800 representatives of the Methodist Church are awaiting the outcome of its application for a permit to meet in August. Church acting general secretary Reverend Tevita Nawadra said the annual meeting which was disallowed in the past four years was crucial to the operations of the church. “We’re still awaiting the decision by the Read more

Robin Hood tax on banks

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Vatican bishop calls for sustainable energy

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Bishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, Chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, yesterday addressed representatives of Caritas Internationalis on the economic crisis facing much of the world.

During his speech he called for greater care for the environment, the development of sustainable and a more just economic system. The Tobin/Robin Hood tax made “economic common sense” he said.

Sorondo told Caritas delegates from around the world that finance and the economy can benefit society if they are tailored towards the common good, but financial institutions can be destructive if unregulated.

“Economics must not be exclusive,” he said. The bishop called for economics to be seen in the context of other issues such as sustainable energy, the environment, education and social issues such as drug use and prostitution rather than just GDP.

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Parish protests – withdraws $3m from Bank of America

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Archbishop: Banks need to wake up to moral responsibility

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster has told the financial sector to wake up from their moral sleep. Speaking at the London School of Economics he said that while some were seeking a change of culture, as a group the financial sector had failed to reform itself. “Until a different culture has taken hold, I cannot Read more