The Newick Park Initiative (NPI) in South Africa was a Christian initiative which helped to build the trust and a shared national vision across the political spectrum in the years around the release of Nelson Mandela in early 1990. It also prepared the ground for the mediation of Professor Washington Okumu in 1994 which made possible the peaceful conduct of the first fully non-racial elections of that year. The relational principles governing NPI are a guide for Christian peacebuilding at a national level, applicable in other contexts as well.
This paper considers the pastoral and political role of biblical lament in the Christian life.
By Georgia Snyder, 12 August 2014 ‘About three quarters of us will need some care as we get older, but while about half of us can expect to pay out about £20,000, 1 in 10 people will spend over £100,000. There is no way to predict in advance which of us that will be.’ We are an […]
Philip Powell writes (on July 31st), “Israel began Operation Protective Edge against the Hamas militants in the Gaza strip on 8 July. Since then over 1,400 Palestinians have been killed, mostly civilians, including hundreds of teenagers and young children. Also 58 Israelis have been killed – 56 soldiers and two civilians.”
What is reality? What is the meaning of human life? Why do we suffer? In this concise volume, international lecturer and pastor Ellis Potter explores three major worldviews that propose radically different answers to these eternal questions. In clear and compelling language, Potter shows us that the three worldviews, and the unique hope that each […]
This booklet offers a brief but comprehensive introduction to the Jubilee Centre’s work – a kind of ‘primer’ to our thinking.The Jubilee Roadmap shows two alternative directions of travel for eight major themes in biblical law: Family, Property, Community, Government, Finance and the Economy, Welfare, Rest, and Justice. One direction reflects the prevailing thinking based […]
Engage is Jubilee Centre’s quarterly newsletter, which is mailed out to over 4,000 people. The contents of this issue are: The dilemma of Europe – Jonathan Tame Falling idols: from King David to public life today – Guy Brandon Forming a Christian Mind 2014 conference report – Sally Bertlin The Newick Park Initiative (summary of […]
One of the earliest ventures of the Jubilee Centre in the area of international relations was the Newick Park Initiative (NPI), which helped to establish informal and confidential dialogue between leading members of the African National Congress (ANC) and the white establishment in South Africa prior to the fall of apartheid. The NPI held ten […]
This series of ten in-depth Bible studies from Mark’s gospel explore how Jesus met, encountered, and transformed different people’s lives and relationships.
In his plenary lecture to the Forming A Christian Mind 2014 conference, Prof Julian Rivers examines the idea of a secular university. The vast majority of British academics work in institutions which are, or which they assume to be, ‘secular’. Sometimes that assumption is expressed in ways hostile to Christian contributions to the scholarly enterprise. […]