Giving everyone some money: A Christian thing to do?
Date: Monday 16th January, 6.30pm
Location: 77 Great Peter Street, Westminster
The next Benedict XVI Centre for Religion and Society event has been organised in association with the think tank Theos and will be held at their London offices. The event will discuss the idea of a "Citizen's Income" or "Basic Income" whereby an unconditional income is paid to every individual.
The idea will be proposed by Dr Malcolm Torry, author of "Money for Everyone: Why we need a Citizen's Income" and many other books. He has first degrees in a number of relevant subjects and higher degrees in social policy and theology. He is a Visiting Senior Fellow at the London School of Economics. Until 2014, Malcolm Torry was responsible for the Greenwich Peninsula Chaplaincy.
Philip Booth, Professor of Finance, Public Policy and Ethics at St Mary's University, Twickenham will provide a formal response and then there will be a general discussion.
It is important to book through their website. There is a small charge for the event (£7/£5 concessions) except for students and staff at St Mary's and Friends and Associates of Theos.
Theos is an inter-denominational Christian think tank that promotes a better understanding of the role of religion in the "public square"."