Sunday, 23 August 2015

Our Jubilee year

Something has been nagging me about the "Jubilee" celebrations.

Hence the article Our Jubilee year.


“Jubilee” conjures for me the liberation of slaves, the cancelling of debt, and if I might push the envelope a little, an amnesty for certain categories of offenders.

But how many debts were indeed cancelled, and how many slaves were similarly set free?

Then I found this:

$3.07 million raised for Methodist Welfare Services scheme to help families in debt


A programme initiated by the Methodist Welfare Services (MWS) to aid families struggling with debt has raised a total of $3.07 million, which will go towards helping more than 600 families.

The Getting Out of Debt or Good programme, which was started in January, will ease the burden of these families by between $2,000 and $5,000 each.

"Well done!" to the Methodist church.

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