In May 2015 the Church of Scotland General Assembly received a report on Common Wealth? Sharing through tax and giving.
It explores some of the issues and ideas about wealth creation and redistribution which are current in Scottish societal and political debate. The General Assembly agreed to commend the report to local congregations for study and action.
Common Wealth builds on the work of our landmark 2012 report A Right Relationship With Money - a report of a Special Commission on the Purposes of Economic Activity, which set out four priorities for economic life: reducing inequality, ending poverty, ensuring sustainability and promoting mutuality.
If you want to explore these issues in more detail, there are a wide range of free resources available.Policy Information and Guidance
Policy information and guidance
- A right relationship with money - Church of Scotland
- Campaign guide for local authorities - Christian Aid
- Close the tax gap! - Church Action on Poverty
- Our vision: Imagining Scotland's Future - Church of Scotland
- Pocket guide to tax and the Bible - Christian Aid
- Pocket guide to tax justice - Christian Aid
- Render unto Caesar: the dilemmas of taxation policy - Jubilee Centre
- Tax for the common good: A study of tax and morality - Christian Aid
- Taxing men and women: why gender is crucial for a fair tax system - Christian Aid
- Truth and Lies about Poverty - Church of Scotland, Baptist Union of Great Britain, Methodist Church, United Reformed Church
- Why it is time to close the gap - Church Action on Poverty
Group study materials
- Jubilee economics - Jubilee Debt Campaign and Christian Aid
- Parables and possessions - Churches Together in Britain and Ireland
- Prophetic voices: Calling for tax justice - Christian Aid
- Tax, trade and transparency - Church of England Diocese of Oxford