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Payday Loans and Predatory Lending Resources
Payday Loans and Predatory Lending Resources
This free resource sheet provides resources to congregations for related to payday loans and predatory lending practices.
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Early Christian Leaders Condemned Greedy Lenders
Early Christian Leaders Condemned Greedy Lenders

By: David W. T. Brattston
Usury is the practice of charging excessively high interest rates on loans instead of being content with repayment of the principal. It was a practice that early Christians held in contempt.

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Why Microfinance Industry is Under Microscope
Why Microfinance Industry is Under Microscope

By: Hugh Sinclair
The microfinance industry is increasingly under a microscope, challenging the wisdom of indebting poor people en masse. While the scrutiny will yield improvements, here are three challenges that remain.

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Getting Rich on Human Suffering
Getting Rich on Human Suffering

By: Larry Eubanks
Anyone in any industry who seeks to get rich, sometimes excessively so, by taking advantage of human suffering may gain wealth, but only at the expense of their humanity.

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Freedom in Grace
Grace sets us free from false identity – Grace sets us free from exile – Grace sets us free from our spiritual poverty – Grace invites us to keep in step with the Spirit in order to join in the feast as one family. This is the good news at the heart of Galatians, God’s Gracebook. There is freedom in grace. Believe it. Receive it. Live it.
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More Baptists Taking Aim at Predatory Lending
More Baptists Taking Aim at Predatory Lending

Not many associate Baptists with opposition to predatory lending, but Baptists in several states have been fighting the wealthy and powerful industry in recent years.

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