CAMBRIDGE PAPERS

Pitfalls in combatting persecution by Judd Birdsall

Pitfalls in combatting persecution by Judd Birdsall

A great number of Western Christians have laudably invested their time, money, and energy to confront the massive global challenge of religious persecution. Sadly, their effectiveness has too often been limited or undermined by several common mistakes.

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Redeeming Sport? by Calum Samuelson

Redeeming Sport? by Calum Samuelson

Sport is a distillation of the God-given impulse to play. It is experienced within a microcosm of self-imposed rules, which points beyond itself to a grander reality. This microcosm of sport can lead to various ills if idolised or violated. For Christians especially, sport raises difficult, perennial questions.

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Academic Freedom by Tom Simpson

Academic Freedom by Tom Simpson

By Tom Simpson The right, without constriction by prescribed doctrine, to freedom of teaching and discussion, freedom in carrying out research and disseminating and publishing the results thereof, freedom to express freely their opinion about the institution or system in which they work, freedom from institutional censorship. UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Higher-Education Teaching […]

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The Conversational God

The Conversational God

by Jonathan Tame, 3rd April 2019 You might know this story already – but even if you do, it’s no bad thing to hear it again. Retelling the foundational story of any movement or organisation is key to preserving its values and transmitting its purpose. It began with the question, ‘How does the Bible view […]

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Supporting the bereaved

Supporting the bereaved

by Peter Redmayne, Wednesday 27th March At the end of February Theresa May announced that she would belatedly create a Child Funeral Fund to pay the costs of all children’s funerals in England. This comes 11 months after she made the initial promise, following a campaign by MP Carolyn Harris. Child funerals are already free […]

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Engaging in Politics in times of Political Crisis

Engaging in Politics in times of Political Crisis

by Philip Powell, 22nd March 2019. The Brexit crisis has overwhelmed almost everyone who cares about the issue and the feelings of exhaustion and confusion seem unbearable. The temptation now is to switch off and go to sleep, hoping the politicians and civil-servants will at some point come to some solution.

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BOOKLETS

Artificially Intelligent? The myths, realities and trajectories of AI

Artificially Intelligent? The myths, realities and trajectories of AI

This booklet dispels some of the sensationalism around Artificial Intelligence, asking instead how a fresh understanding of humanity can shape the trajectory of AI development.

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Confederal Europe: Strong Nations, Strong Union

Confederal Europe: Strong Nations, Strong Union

by David John Lee, Paul Mills and Michael Schluter   ‘Confederal Europe – Strong Nations, Strong Union’ is a report produced by our sister organisation, Relational Research and commissioned by Sallux, the research unit of ECPM (one of the 12 European Political Parties represented in the European Parliament). It sets out a vision for a […]

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Special Offer: The ‘Thinking Biblically About…’ Series

Special Offer: The ‘Thinking Biblically About…’ Series

What does the Bible have to say about contemporary society? We’re pleased to offer, free-of-charge,* this series of 13 pamphlets that provide accessible introductions to biblical perspectives on a range of modern ‘hot topics’—from consumerism, to social media, to surveillance. Concise, thought-provoking and attractively presented, these 8-page pamphlets are invaluable resources for sixth form teachers, […]

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NEWS & REVIEWS

‘Forgive Us Our Debts’: lending and borrowing as if relationships mattered

‘Forgive Us Our Debts’: lending and borrowing as if relationships mattered

Nathan Mladin and Barbara Ridpath, (Theos and St Paul’s Institute, 2019) Review by Paul Mills Having just ‘celebrated’ the tenth anniversary of its last great debt crisis in 2008, the global economy appears to be slowing rapidly and may be about to witness its next one. In the past decade, total debt levels around the […]

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Engage news magazine – April 2019

Engage news magazine – April 2019

Engage is Jubilee Centre’s quarterly news and comment magazine, mailed out to over 4,000 people.  If you would like to receive a copy by post, please let us know using the form here. The contents of the April 2019 edition are: The Conversational God Worth its weight in what? ‘Forgive Us Our Debts’ review New booklet: Just […]

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Training graduates in biblical social reform

Training graduates in biblical social reform

Introducing the SAGE Graduate Programme and our 2018-9 participants. Where will the next generation of Christian social reformers like William Wilberforce, Elizabeth Fry and Lord Shaftesbury come from?  This is a challenge we decided to take on, so this October we welcomed four recent graduates to join us for SAGE, a year-long discipleship programme in […]

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REPORTS & ARTICLES

Worth its weight in what?

Worth its weight in what?

by Guy Brandon The approach we take to money has enormous implications and underpins systemic injustice. Amongst just about everything else, it’s a major contributing factor to where we find ourselves as a country now. ‘You shall do no wrong in judgment, in measurement of weight, or capacity. You shall have just balances, just weights, […]

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There will be blood

There will be blood

Among its many varied and often obscure laws, Leviticus 19 bans Israelites from eating blood. Presumably the contemporary irrelevance of this law is– much like biltong – cut and dried?

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Tattoo: Taboo, or no more than a skin deep issue?

Tattoo: Taboo, or no more than a skin deep issue?

Learning to Love Leviticus #2 by Guy Brandon ‘Do not cut your bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourselves. I am the LORD.’ – Leviticus 19:28 (NIV) Along with sundry other activities such as wearing polycotton trousers and defrauding your neighbour, Leviticus 19 apparently prohibits the Israelites from the practice of tattooing […]

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BOOKS

Digitally Remastered by Guy Brandon

Digitally Remastered by Guy Brandon

Choose to master technology before it masters you Subtitled ‘A biblical guide to reclaiming your virtual self’, our new book by research director Guy Brandon unpacks the practical and spiritual significance of our technological choices.  The rise and proliferation of communications technologies is arguably the most significant development of the 21st century. The web, social […]

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God, Justice, and Society book by Jonathan Burnside

God, Justice, and Society book by Jonathan Burnside

Any book on Biblical Law that manages to work into its chapter sub-headings the titles of contemporary films, tv programmes and the title of a Pink Floyd track has surely got to be worth a look? God, Justice and Society is written by Dr Jonathan Burnside who is Reader in Biblical Law at Bristol University. […]

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Jubilee Manifesto by Michael Schluter, John Ashcroft et al.

Jubilee Manifesto by Michael Schluter, John Ashcroft et al.

A framework, agenda and strategy for Christian social reform The definitive statement of Jubilee Centre thinking, Jubilee Manifesto arises from over two decades of serious reflection and practical experience. It presents an alternative to Capitalism, Socialism and other ideologies by identifying relationships as the foundation stone of any society. Ultimately it is the quality of those […]

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