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Churches and Lottery Funds - is it okay to take the money?

By Alan Hough | 15 October 2018

Church leaders have differing views on whether churches should consider using Lottery funding.  Even where leaders would see gambling as wrong, some would argue that once Lottery funds become available then churches should not shy away from applying for them; others would argue that such funds are always ‘off limits’.

In this paper, we seek to set out the bases both for and against the use of Lottery funds drawing on sources close to the gambling industry as well as from a broad spectrum of theologians.  Is there a definitive answer?  Perhaps not; but read the paper, make your own mind up and join us in the discussion.


Read the paper



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Posted by Alan Hough

Alan has an accounting background having worked in “the City” for more years than he cares to mention. He now works as an advisor and consultant to a number of Christian churches and charities seeking to help them better understand and embrace their finances.

On a good day, you might find him on out on his bike or at White Hart Lane cheering on his beloved Spurs.


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