Resources

We have a number of free resources available for you to download from this website, to help you spread the word or start campaigning for tax justice in your church or community.

(NEW 24/02/2017) Worship Resources - Our new package of worship resources launched for Lent 2017, including Hymns, Prayers and Bible Studies, as well as outlining how your church can become a Tax Justice Congregation. Would work perfectly in tandem with Archbishop Justin Welby's Lent Book, Dethroning Mammon. The link above is to the whole package, but the contents of the package can also be downloaded individually below:
Hymns (Andrew Pratt, Nick Jowett, Revd David Haslam)
Tax Justice Prayer (Revd David Haslam)
Prayer of Thanksgiving (Revd Alison Tomlin)
Prayers of Confession (Revd Dr Inderjit Bhogal)
Prayers of Intercession, Solidarity & Commitment (Revd David Haslam)
A Creed for Justice in the 21st Century (Adapted from Christian Aid)
Bible Study on Romans 13.1-7 (Revd Dr Neil Richardson)
Bible Study on Acts 4.32-5.16 (Revd Deborah Mallett)
Bible Study on Exodus 16 (Revd David Haslam)
Why Tax Justice/Becoming a Tax Justice Congregation

(UPDATED 24/02/2017) Cadbury Campaign - The newly updated version of the official leaflet summarising our campaign against Cadbury and their parent company Mondelez. For more information, see our campaign page.

A New Earth... - How do we create a fairer global tax system for developed and developing countries alike? Written for us by Professor Sol Picciotto, Emeritus Professor of Law at Lancaster University and Senior Advisor of the Tax Justice Network, this booklet explains the failings of the current international tax laws and examines the potential alternatives. Physical copies can be purchased at a cost of £1 per copy, £5 for 6 or £10 for 12. Email us at mtjncoordinator@gmail.com for more information.

Zambia Case Study - A case study on Zambia, who have been hit hard by the tax avoidance strategies used by transnational corporations such as Glencore-Xstrata and Associated British Foods. This resource follows on from our work with one of our overseas partners, the United Church of Zambia.

Global Tax Justice: Key Actors and Key Aims - An 8-page case study leaflet explaining who's currently making the rules on international taxation, what's wrong with those rules, and what global tax justice campaigners are calling for in their stead.

Untangling the Web of Tax Dodging - A very simple explanation of how tax avoidance works for those for whom this is a new issue.

The Bible And Tax - Revd David Haslam's in-depth exploration of the Biblical precedents for the Tax Justice Campaign with reference to both the Old and New Testaments and to theologian Ched Myers' ideas of 'Sabbath Economics'. Physical copies can be purchased at a cost of £1 per copy, £5 for 6 or £10 for 12. Email us at mtjncoordinator@gmail.com for more information.

Investigating Our Investments - A highly informative research booklet which takes a look at some of the companies in which the Methodist Church invests, and argues that the Church should engage with these companies on tax issues as part of its ethical investment policy. Physical copies can be purchased at a cost of £1 per copy, £5 for 6 or £10 for 12. Email us at mtjncoordinator@gmail.com for more information.

Research on Methodist Investments - A very broad overview of how the companies in which the Methodist Church invests are somehow involved in tax avoidance. This research provided the basis for the later, more detailed booklet 'Investigating Our Investments' (see above).

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Methodist Tax Justice Network
The Methodist Tax Justice Network aims to put tax justice issues at the heart of the Methodist Church's mission, through campaigning, working with partners in the UK and overseas and educating and communicating within the Methodist Connexion.