Slaves to Debt.
An appeal to the Prime Minister..
More than 300 clergy and faith leaders have signed a statement, which declares that the poorest people in the UK and around the world are paying the price for an unjust financial system.
It will be delivered to Prime Minister David Cameron after an event in Parliament on 5 February 2013, run by the Jubilee Debt Campaign.
The letter declares:
'Over the last thirty years, there has been a series of debt crises culminating in the present one in Europe. A self-serving financial system has brought the global economy to its knees and we are now seeing the poorest people in our own society and around the world paying the price for this excess.'
The signatories make clear that their call is about justice, not charity.
Their letter adds:
'We need far-reaching changes in the global economy to build a society based on justice, mutual support and community. We need economic and political as well as spiritual renewal in our society. We applaud the efforts of citizens across Europe and the world to engage in democratic audits of their national debts as a first step towards reclaiming public control of national finances.'