Bank Accounts

It is likely that most of your church’s money is in a bank account or accounts.

For many people, the main ethical question about bank accounts is what the bank will do with your money. Your bank is making loans and investments. You may want it not to fund industries to which you object (for example, arms or pornography) or you may want it to be more pro-active and fund industries that you would like to see supported (such as renewable energy or social housing).

You might have concerns about usury or other aspects of the bank’s ethics, such as workers’ conditions or pay differentials.

You may find it helpful to read our section on banking your money and suggest that your local church takes account of ethical issues in deciding where to have an account.