New year wishes

Dear friends of the Christian Finance Observatory, A successful year is coming to the end, marked by the following topics:   ·         New website During the year 2017, the association strove to relay, as usual, initiatives and news directly related to Christian finance (Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox). More than 20 articles …

A Catholic Bitcoin?

Vatican may launch a “blessed” cryptocurrency, taxed in favor of world poor. A proposal was made for the Holy Sea to use its “blessing power” over a bitcoin-like currency with a built in cut taken from the recipient of the currency in any transaction. The cut will be marked as …

France – Creation of the committee Princificat

Under the leadership of the French asset manager Federal Finance Gestion (Arkea), the ethical and financial Committee “Princificat” was created in June 2017. Co-founded by the Congregation of the Daughters of the Holy Spirit (Congrégation des Filles du Saint Esprit), the Congregation of Crehen (Congrégation de Crehen), the Diocese of Rennes and the Christian …

Islamic Finance and Christian Finance: A shared heritage

The Christian Finance Observatory is pleased to reproduce the full article published by Samer Hijazi, partner and Head of Islamic Finance for Grant Thornton, in the Business Islamica Magazine of May 2016 (more information here). Islamic finance is today widely accepted as a global USD 2 trillion industry offering banking, insurance and …