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Are We Living in a Debtocracy?

  • The Hall at St John's St John's Church, Princes Street Edinburgh, EH2 4BJ Scotland (map)
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Jubilee Scotland
Date: 5 Aug 
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Ticket Price: £5
Venue: The Hall at St John's
Age Guidance: 12+
Category: Conversation 

We are told it is morally wrong not to pay our debts. But should all debts be repaid? Does this change if repayment results in human suffering? We'll be exploring the global financial crisis, student debt, and payday loans. Can we fight for debt justice as the cost of living rises and wages stay the same?

Chair: Chris Wigglesworth (Vice Convener of the Church and Society Council of the Church of Scotland)

Panellists: Alys Mumford (Campaign Director of Jubilee Scotland), Peter McColl (Rector of Edinburgh University), Kezia Dugdale (MSP and debtbuster)

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