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Forgive Us Our Debts

The Church of England’s Fight Against Payday Lending

WHEN: 

Friday, February 15th | 12:30 – 1:30 PM

WHERE:

Golkin Room, Houston Hall 

REGISTER: HERE

Lunch will be served.

In 2013, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, declared war on the now-defunct payday lender Wonga, which had found itself in trouble with regulators for unscrupulous practices. The ensuing events raise questions about the interaction of moral and economic laws. Join us as we welcome Paul Lisiak, who will explore the Church of England’s intervention into the world of short-term lending and its quest to provide an alternative.

Paul Lisiak is the Managing Partner and Founder of Metropolitan Partners Group, a direct lender to small and mid-sized businesses. He holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. He began his career at Lazard Asset Management LLC, before serving as Managing Director at Metropolitan Venture Partners and leading strategy at Ledgemont Capital Group.

 

PRRUCS-Perry Spring Break Fellowship

INTERESTED IN LEARNING ABOUT

FAITH-BASED COMMUNITY-SERVING ORGANIZATIONS

IN PHILADELPHIA?

APPLY TO BECOME A PRRUCS-PERRY FELLOW

FINAL DEADLINE IS THIS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15

  • Visit and learn about several faith-based community services in Philadelphia spanning various faith traditions.  
  • Meet with the leaders of these organizations and learn about the services they provide.
  • Participate in service opportunities.
  • Engage in reflective discussions with peers, faculty, and guest speakers on the deeper questions invoked by faith-based community service, service-learning, and service generally. 
  • Be recognized as a PRRUCS-Perry Fellow.

WHEN

3 Days during Spring Break: 

Monday 3/4—Wednesday 3/6 (breakfast – dinner)

COST

Free. All transportation from Penn, meals, site visits, and seminar materials are included.

HOW TO APPLY

Submit a resume and brief statement of interest to Wendy Jensen at wendyjen@sas.upenn.edu.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the fellowship spots are filled.