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Debt(s) – Forgiveness - Liberation

Resources on Debt

Biblical & Theological

1. Forgive us our debts
A Bible Study following the See-Judge-Act process on debt written by Tony Addy can be found here:


1. Household Debt in the European Union
The European Union has published a survey of household debt in two volumes:

The Synthesis Report includes

  • A chapter on existing definitions of over-indetedness
  • An analysis of the levels of over-indebtedness in the EU, the types of households in financial difficulties
  • An overview of the causes and consequesnces of over-indebtedness
  • A summary of measures to address over-indebtedness accross the EU

And it can be found here.


The Country Reports detail the situation in all member countries.

And it can be found here.




Matthews Gospel in the Urban Context

This new commentary is built on the assertion that the authentic view of Matthew’s Jesus comes out of economically, politically and socially marginalised people. This key – the urban hermeneutical key in the 21st century – unlocks the view of Jesus that Matthew was preserving. The commentary is available on-line and a new chapter will be downloaded every month

The writers are Paul Skirrow and Peter Winn, who have between them decades of experience working in marginalised urban communities and with workers and unemployed people in northern England.

You can find out more about this commentary and to download the chapters here:

Community Development & Training

Community of the Future

A book which describes the CABLE approach and its application in different contexts has just been published. It contains papers which were presented at a seminar in Helsinki University and as well as exploring the CABLE approach and its pedagogy, papers also discuss its application to different  national contexts and situations. For more information about the book, click here: