Archbishop Justin joins Instagram for International Credit Union Day
Wednesday 16th October 2013The Archbishop has joined Instagram with a message urging churches and communities to support their local credit union
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Speaking ahead of International Credit Union Day tomorrow, the Archbishop says in his first Instagram video: “Let’s begin to make a difference to how families can finance themselves in this country – join and support a credit union”.
The message comes as bishops throughout England and Scotland mark International Credit Union Day (17 Oct) by championing credit unions in their communities.
In a personal letter being sent to all clergy, Archbishop Justin underlines this message saying that the one million families who take out payday loans every month can end up in a crippling spiral of debt.
‘Our faith in Christ calls us to love the poor and vulnerable with our actions. That is why the Church must be actively involved in supporting the development of real lending alternatives, such as credit unions,’ he says.
Lambeth Palace on Instagram
The @lambethpalace Instagram account is latest addition to Lambeth Palace’s social media channels, alongside Twitter, YouTube and Facebook. It will feature pictures of the Archbishop’s ministry along with scenes of daily life and worship at Lambeth Palace.
Managed by the press team at Lambeth Palace, the account will also feature video messages and prayers from Archbishop Justin, and will be used to document some of his UK and foreign visits.