Our regular Sunday Gathering. An opportunity for wisdom, joy, solace, and community – followed by a healthy dose of caffeine, cake, and conversation. Gatherings include live music, a story for children, singing, poetry and literature, a talk, and time for sharing joys and sorrows.
The theme of this week's Gathering is 'Reconciling Money and Justice'. Issues of social justice are firmly tied to questions of money. What are the economic principles that underpin a kinder, fairer world? And are these principles simply an idealistic dream, or can they actually work in real life? It's a complex topic, but New Unity member Kent De Pinto will suggest that we have a brilliant guide: Rev Richard Price, c18th minister of Newington Green Meeting House. His thinking on economics and finance was highly influential, earning him a place in The Royal Society and an invitation to go and run the economy of the newly-founded United States of America. Do the principles he championed still hold good today?