According to teaching in the Old Testament book of Leviticus, said the former Archbishop, lenders should not:
• “seek profit from another’s misery”
• allow the gap between creditor and debtor to widen uncontrollably
• take as collateral something the borrower needs for their survival, such as shelter.
Leviticus also teaches that property does not belong to anyone as it is on loan to mankind from God, he said.
Is that anywhere near stoning people for eating prawns, wearing cloth made of two fibres or buggers?