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The Citizen's Basic Income

It’s now got lots of names – Basic Income, Citizen’s Income, Citizen’s Basic Income, Universal Basic Income – but they all mean the same: an unconditional income for every individual. Malcolm Torry’s recent book Citizen’s Basic Income: A Christian social policy does not have a question mark in the title. Is he correct to think that a Citizen’s Basic Income is a Christian social policy? He will offer a brief presentation; Ed Newell will quiz him about connections with the Christian Faith; and then Ed will chair an open discussion. A book signing will follow.


4.00pm Friday 16th February 2018


Malcolm Torry

Dr. Malcolm Torry is Director of the Citizen’s Basic Income Trust and a Visiting Senior Fellow at the London School of Economics. He has written a number of books about Citizen’s Basic Income: Money for Everyone (Policy Press, 2013); 101 Reasons for a Citizen’s Income (Policy Press, 2015); The Feasibility of Citizen’s Income (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016); and Citizen’s Basic Income: A Christian social policy (Darton, Longman and Todd, 2016). A new edition of Money for Everyone with a new title, Why we need a Citizen’s Basic Income, will be published by the Policy Press during 2018. He has also written about the characteristics and management of religious and faith-based organisations: Managing God’s Business (Ashgate, 2005); Bridgebuilders: Workplace chaplaincy – a history (Canterbury Press, 2001; Managing Religion (2 volumes, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014); and Mediating Institutions (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016). From 1976 to 1978 Malcolm worked on the public counter in Brixton’s Supplementary Benefit office; and from 1980 to 2014 he served in full-time posts in the Church of England’s parochial ministry in the Diocese of Southwark.

Edmund Newell

Edmund Newell has been Principal of Cumberland Lodge since 2013. A priest in the Church of England, he was previously Chancellor of St Paul’s Cathedral and founding Director of St Paul’s Institute, and Sub-Dean of Christ Church, Oxford.

Before his ordination, Ed was a Research Fellow in Economic History at Nuffield College, Oxford. His publications include (with John Reynolds) Ethics in Investment Banking and (with Sabina Alkire) What Can One Person Do?, a theological response to the Millennium Development Goals. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and the Royal Society of Arts, and a contributor to Pause for Thought on BBC Radio 2.


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