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. Many of these resources were written originally for the Methodist Tax Justice Network. They will be updated, refreshed and rebranded as Church Action for Tax Justice resources shortly, but we wanted to make them available immediately.
Template for a letter to your MP - Want to write to your MP regarding tax justice, but not sure where to begin? Try downloading our template letter asking for public Country-by-Country Reporting, a Public Register of Beneficial Ownership and an end to the UK's participation in the 'race to the bottom' through the reducing of the headline rate of Corporation Tax. Feel free to tinker and add your own points as you see fit!
Worship Resources - Our package of worship resources launched for Lent 2017 (but always relevant!), including Hymns, Prayers and Bible Studies, as well as outlining how your church can become a Tax Justice Congregation. It 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
Untangling the Web of Tax Dodging - A very simple explanation of how tax avoidance works for those for whom this is a new issue.
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 mail (at) catj.org.uk for more information.
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.
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 mail (at) catj.org.uk for more information.