What if every adult in Britain was willing to give away 5% of their income?
The report "UK Giving 2005/6" estimates that UK adults each give an average of £183 a year to charity. That doesn't sound that much, until you realise that totalled across all UK adults, it's a huge £8.9bn. This represents about 1.2% of income. That's either a lot, or a little, depending on how you view our relative wealth.
Remember that in the UK, an average income will put you in the top tenth of the World's earners. To get into the top 1% of the list, you don't even need to pay higher rate tax!
So, if British people were willing to give 5% of their income away,
rather than 1.2%, that would create additional giving of £28 bn
or approximately $56bn. That matches the World Bank estimates for
financing the successful achievement of all of the United Nation
Millennium Development Goals. Amongst other things, that would :
That would be just from Britain's giving! Whilst it is unrealistic to expect that British citizens would achieve this alone, it shows just how attainable these targets are.
What if every Christian in Britain was willing to give away an additional 5% of their income?
An additional thousand million pounds a year, or ONE BILLION pounds,
would be invested in God's economy. Just imagine for a moment what that
could do if the money was divided five ways…..
Now that really would be a Money Revolution!