Worship Resources

Church Action for Tax Justice have produced a number of free resources available for you to download from this website, to help you reflect on how your faith informs your campaigning for tax justice.

Perhaps you could use these resources to help organise a Tax Justice service in your church or to lead a session with your home group.

These resources are free to use and we would encourage you to share this page with others, we would love to hear if you or your congregation are using these resources, if you are please contact us.

Our package of worship resources includes sermons, hymns and prayers as well as outlining how your church can become a Tax Justice Congregation. Resources can be downloaded individually below.

So when Jesus said, “sell your possessions and give to the poor” we must seriously wonder if it’s because he realized that the wealthiest will always engineer the economy in such a way that it benefits them the most…
 
Download the full sermon here.
How does the Bible speak to the urgent moral issue of Tax Justice? I share here some insights gained from my reading of a passage from Acts which explores the motives and integrity of those participating in wealth redistribution in the first Christian community…
 

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The first lesson which God taught the people of Israel, after they had followed Moses out of Egypt, was – according to the tradition – an economic one…
 

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Justice calls for equal sharing of commodities and wealth, food and water, clothing, shelter and necessities for health;

but unequal distribution
and the curse of human greed predicate the legislation
framed to meet each human need…

Download our Tax Justice Hymn Book here.

Thank you that you work with us when human greed and selfishness undermine the fair sharing of earth’s resources…

Download our Tax Justice Prayers and Creeds here.

Tax Justice Bible Studies

Former CATJ Director Dr Justin Thacker has written three small group Bible studies (with leader’s notes) that would work perfectly in a small group/home group context. The studies address issues of income and wealth, equality and redistribution, and poverty and justice.

All three studies are available to purchase as a printed booklet for £6 including p&p (within the UK). You can view a sample of the studies and place your order below.

The Bible And Tax Rev 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 six or £10 for 12. Email us at info@eccr.org.uk for more information. Also available are copies of David Haslam’s memoirs which can be provided (postage free) for a £10 donation to the work of CATJ. It includes a chapter on the beginning of the tax justice movement in the churches.

Theology of Taxation A report from the 2003 Church and Nation Committee of the Church of Scotland.