I have been asked to testify to the testify to the PC(USA) General Assembly’s Committee on Social Justice about the Special Commission on the Purposes of Economic Activity set up by the Church of Scotland’s General Assembly in 2012, which reported to this year’s Assembly in May.
The full report, as well as background papers, is available on the ‘Poverty and Economics’ page of the Church of Scotland website (scroll down to ‘Economics Commission). As well as the full report, there are background papers on various topics by members of the commission.
The prime recommendation of the Commission was:
We urge the endorsement of four priorities for economic life in Scotland: reducing inequality, ending poverty, ensuring sustainability and promoting mutuality.
I have already heard surprise that all the recommendations of the Commission were adopted without much rancour by the General Assembly!
By the way, there’s a great gallery of photos from the Kirk’s Assembly here.