MSPs applaud Church partners' work on Good Money Week

The Church of Scotland has been applauded in the Scottish Parliament for its work promoting responsible finance during Good Money Week.

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The Church was praised—along with Christian Aid Scotland, Eco-Congregation Scotland and Oikocredit—for running the annual campaign that helps people make better financial decisions. Good Money Week runs from 8-14 October this year and includes the Good Money Week conference on 12 October in Edinburgh.

Ross Greer, the Green Party MSP for the West of Scotland region, lodged a motion, backed by Kenneth Gibson the Scottish National Party MSP for Cunninghame North, on 6 October, 2017.

The motion reads in full:

“That the Parliament welcomes Good Money Week, which takes place from 8 to 14 October 2017; recognises that this is a national annual campaign that emphasises the sustainable and ethical choices that people can make through their financial decisions; acknowledges the efforts of the Church of Scotland with Christian Aid Scotland, Eco-Congregation Scotland and Oikocredit to mark Good Money Week by hosting an event on 12 October at St Andrew’s and St George’s West Church in Edinburgh to look at how financial investment can have a positive impact on climate change, and applauds these charities for highlighting the links between personal choice and the effect on the global environment.”

Join in the discussion and hear how to make your money match your faith and beliefs through registering to attend this free event. Sign up with Eventbrite to reserve one of the limited spaces available.