The Moral Case Campaign.
A new campaign putting the moral case for adequate minimum incomes and truly affordable housing in the UK will be launched at a seminar in the Houses of Parliament on from 6-9pm on the 1st November 2018.
This free seminar comes at a time when low incomes and high rents and increasing mortgages are creating debt, hunger, homelessness, mental and physical ill health.
We will not only remind all political parties that there is such a moral case but we will also present the tried and tested policies which can provide adequate minimum incomes and truly affordable housing for all.
The Chair is;
Debbie Abrahams MP.
The speakers are;
Rev Paul Nicolson
Professor Nicholas Sagovsky
Professor Ted Gwartney
The ethics of professional institutions
Taking the campaign forward
The moral case starts with the principle at the heart of all the major faiths that we ought to love our neighbors as ourselves. It was admirably summarised in a tweet from the Dalai Lama in August 2018. "The first of my personal commitments is to work to increase human happiness by encouraging the cultivation of inner values and a sense of concern for others’ well being. These are the key factors whether one is a religious person or not" and Ghandi "The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others".
We will remind politicians that peace is not only the absence of conflict but mainly the presence of well-being for all. A thought which inspired the leadership of Einstein, Luther King and Mandela.
Shortly after the seminar the UN rapporteur on Human Rights and extreme poverty will visit the UK from the 6th to the 16th November. Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights sets out the economic and social rights signed to which the UK Government signed up in 1948. They have never been included in UK law but nevertheless those social and economic rights carry moral force.
We will also reassert an old truth that land is a free gift of nature to be used to provide shelter, food, fuel and clothes for all.
Rev Paul Nicolson
Taxpayers Against Poverty
"The Way of Empathy" is taken from a book of "Prayers for Peace" from all major faiths put together by Archbishop Robert Runcie and Cardinal Basil Hume after they returned from prayers for peace in Assisi with all the faiths in 1986 at the invitation of Pope John Paul II.
Peace, Shalom, Salam