Developing learning materials and supporting events to share best practise, and showcase the contribution of faith organisations in assisting those experiencing financial hardship
In a context of the financial crisis coupled with austerity politics, levels of personal debt and financial hardship are rising, leading many to resort to payday lenders.
Therese O’Toole, Katya Braginskaia and FaithAction are working together to learn from the findings of the Public Faith and Finance research report. Together they are developing learning materials and networking events to share best practice, and showcase the contribution of faith organisations in assisting those experiencing financial hardship, campaigning to reform financial products and services and developing alternative forms of ethical/responsible finance.
“This project will help [FaithAction] to develop a new string to its bow, by highlighting the work of faith organisations in contributing to addressing financial hardship and developing ethical or responsible forms of finance and welfare support. We can add value to our members and advocate their work.” - Daniel Singleton National Executive Director, FaithAction