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How does Minister Paul Verryn – champion of the poor – view money?

The love of money – to the exclusion of our mutual humanity – is the root of all evil.

Paul Verryn

...gain all you can, save all you can, give all you can...

Paul Verryn

Our most profound humanity begins to start being realised when we give.

Paul Verryn

Every week The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews a famous person about her or his attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.) as part of his weekly “Make Money Mondays” feature.

This week Whitfield interviewed Paul Verryn.

Verryn – and ordained minister of the Methodist Church of Southern Africa - is famous for providing sanctuary to refugees and the desperately poor.

In 2010 he was suspended on the grounds that he had exceeded his authority.

Scroll down for quotes from the audio below.

I was raised by people who were clear about their humanity and the humanity of other people.

Paul Verryn

I learned about money from my mother.

Paul Verryn

There was never anxiety about money in my family. I have no idea how my mom did it! How on Earth did she manage our school fees?

Paul Verryn

I spent my holidays working as a Boy Friday, doing filing and so on.

Paul Verryn

I know I have investments with Nedbank, but I don’t know what’s in there!

Paul Verryn

Opening the church to 3500 people – in a capitalist society – would’ve been considered highly irresponsible.

Paul Verryn

‘Enough money’ is if you have decent food, clothing, education and proper housing.

Paul Verryn

There is going to come a time when we’ll reach a tipping point [due to inequality]. When that moment arrives ‘anarchy’ will be a euphemistic word.

Paul Verryn

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