Forgive us our debts: reporting on a faith-based campaign against high interest rates Public Deposited

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  • March 21, 2019
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  • DeConto, Jesse James
    • Affiliation: Hussman School of Journalism and Media
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  • Postmodern people may think of money as a secular matter and religion as a personal one, without much connection between the two. But the Bible has more to say about economic relationships than about any other earthly topic. This study examines a biblically based grassroots campaign to help people out of debt, both by confronting banks and political leaders about high interest rates and by teaching families how to manage their household finances. This series of three articles will report on the theological roots of a protest rally outside big Charlotte banks, a church-sponsored budgeting class and the lives of the two pastors leading these efforts.
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  • Vargas, Lucila
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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