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Durham University

Department of Sociology

Sociology Department Staff

Publication details for Dr Andrew Orton

Barclay, D., Orton, A. & Stepanova, E. (2016). Taking Action on Debt and Supporting Financial Inclusion: A Guide for Churches on Responding in Your Local Area.

Author(s) from Durham


This resource booklet provides a guide to enable churches to start talking about issues of money, debt and financial inclusion in their local communities.
It begins with a guide to holding a ‘Money Talk’, which provides an easy way to start a conversation about these challenging issues. This format has been tried and tested in a wide range of contexts and can be adapted to suit different opportunities for starting a process of taking action. For example, it can be adapted for everything from church services to house groups, from charity annual general meetings to discussions with volunteer teams.
The booklet then provides information on a range of sources of support for individuals and local churches who might want to take action on the issues they discuss. We hope it proves useful as an introduction to the support available in taking action on these important issues.