Theology of the Land Conference

The recent Critical Thinking submission to the Coalition for Economic Justice has prompted an invitation to present the ideas in the paper to a forthcoming conference on the Theology of the Land. Details of the series of three conferences are available here.

The presentation "Economics to Save a Civilisation" was delivered at the first conference: Click here for the presentation slides with links to the underlying references. The presentation was repeated at the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment on 9th April 2013 and was recorded for TV. The 53 minute video is available here: Economics to save our civilisation.

The conferences are being held to open an inter-faith dialogue on property rights in land and their economic, social and spiritual impacts. Daily Pickings was asked to present a secular economic perspective, as laid out in the submission to the Coalition for Economic Justice.

Eying the beast as the beast eyes you

Robert Ford is involved in the Critical Thinking project and invites you to a private viewing of his exhbition:

Eying the beast as the beast eyes you


6.30 ~ 9.30 PM



Invitation is available here


Screening 'Secret City' at FrontLine Club

On Monday the 14th January 2013 at 19:00

FrontLine Club is hosting director Michael Chanan for a screening and discussion of his new film 'Secret City'. The film investigates the power wielded by the Corporation of London and exposes the secret governance of the City of London through which London’s position at the centre of global finance is sustained. Against the backdrop of the London Occupy protests, the director exposea the inner workings of the City. The history of London is recounted by Maurice Glasman; Robin Blackburn explains key aspects of the City’s economic history; David Joel of Kings Court Galleries presents the growth of London through historic maps; Doreen Massey considers the relationship of the City to the metropolis; and we are taken on a City tour by Occupy LSX tour guide Liam Tailor.

To find out more about the event, book tickets or browse our other events, please visit FrontLine Club website or alternatively you can contact the events team via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on 020 7479 8940.

Tour the City this Saturday

Message from Liam Taylor who runs Occupy Tours of where the 1% reside and work:
"Just a reminder that we're running a tour of the City this Saturday 15th December 2012, starting at 2pm at St Paul's. Please spread the word."

Thought you knew London? Think again. Welcome to England’s smallest, most mysterious and most powerful city – where Goldman Sachs votes in local elections, the Mayor is chosen by the Worshipful Company of Fishmongers, and the police are reigning Olympic champions…

Don’t say we’re not ambitious: our aim on this tour is to show you the whole history of financial capitalism, from the Middle Ages to the present, in two hours. In contrast to our Canary Wharf and Mayfair tours, this tour tells an older narrative, interweaving the story of our current crisis with anecdotes and turning points from the past. Of course we can’t do it all, but we’ll try our best.

Tours start on the steps of St Paul’s – home of the original Occupy London camp – and finish near Liverpool Street. Tours last about two hours.