CAMPAIGN for INTEREST-FREE MONEY!
Calling for Community-controlled
and Financial Systems
* The route to a fair, safe and peaceful world *
Tel 020 7328 3701 firstname.lastname@example.org
Why Interest-Free? Because interest-based economics creates worry,
anti-social violence, war and pollution.
* Where we've come from *
The Campaign for Interest-Free Money was set up in 1997 at Money
Lane, near Money Hill in the West Midlands, by an all-age group
from across the UK.
It is a highly non-heirarchical initiative: non-ageist, non-party
political, inter-cultural, all-faith and none, and a very, very
We are quite certain that it *is* possible to live on this planet
in ways that are:
Economically fair to all Ecologically sustainable
Ethically justifiable to our conciences
Morally acceptable by future generations
We call, therefore, for money to have its intended role -
as a lubricant of a just, moral and sustainable economics - created
by, and lent, interest-free, through community controlled, public
service banking and financial institutions.
The debt -> interest -> inflation
system hurts everyone - rich and poor alike, people and planet.
In the UK, annual interest repayment on the National Debt alone
has risen from £26billion to £28billion from 1999 to
2000 (compared with, say, only £14billion on Housing &
Environment and £9billion on Transport.)
CAMPAIGN for INTEREST-FREE MONEY
Petition to __________________, MP.
( ____________________ Constituency )
We, the undersigned, consider that money-lending for profit (usury,
riba, money-making-money) is both wrong and the cause of in-numerable
personal, family, social and environmental ills.
We, therefore, call on the UK Government to repeal the legislation
that permits money lending at interest and to create a Public Service,
interest-free Banking and Financial System.
We, as your Constituents, call on you to support this Petition
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* Where we are now *
Interest-Free tools for exchange are being created at many levels:
LETs, interest-free credit unions, Time Currencies, Commercial
Barter and all sorts of co-operative activities.
We are aware of a ground-swell of people questioning of the problems
that flow from charging interest on lent money, and we invite
all to join the debate: asking them to examine it in the spirit
of love, tolerance and respect.
*Where we are going*
John Lennon said: "Life was something that happens to you
while you are planning to do something different!"
So, we live our Campaign optimistically, adventurously and open
to all views.
* we continue evening meetings at The House of Lords each month
in Parliamentary time.
* we have a new postcard for all to send to MPs
* well carry on networking with Campaigns both local and
world-wide, and sending out Campaign materials.
* and we'll keep on being led forward by the enthusiasm and care
of all, by all, for all.
And we promote the new Petition to MPs:
*Information and Resources*
We can send an information pack Freedom from Usury - Time
to Stop Lending Money at Interest To receive one, please send
a couple of stamps to the Campaign at 13 North Road Hertford Herts
And we have mid-day round table
meetings at the Global Table every Wednesday 11am-1pm in the basement
canteen at the Friends House, Euston - open to all
Peter Challen <email@example.com>
John Courtneidge <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sabine McNeill <email@example.com>