Comments: The CofE, Ethical Investment - and Wonga

And yet still happy to wine and dine arms dealers at Church House Westminster. Pornographers' money not welcome, but if you sell weapons which kill God's children, we'll happily take your cash; come on in!

Posted by Dan BD at Saturday, 28 June 2014 at 8:53pm BST

Dan - a somewhat misleading article and headline - the advice was not specifically to keep a stake in Wonga - but that investment in pooled funds means that screening out individual companies like Wonga are difficult - even with new tighter guidelines. The acknowledgement is that we use our investments to encourage positive change - which is wise stewardship of resources. Please could you be specific about occasions where arms dealers have been wined and dined at Church House Westminster - and to what end? e.g. to give them money - or to challenge/influence? Part of the Christian ethos is of course to wine and dine with people whom some might consider beyond the pale ethically. it is of course what Christ did...

Posted by Lindsay Southern at Tuesday, 1 July 2014 at 8:48am BST
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