CAMBRIDGE PAPERS

Time for a financial reformation? by David McIlroy

Time for a financial reformation? by David McIlroy

The Global Financial Crisis ought to have been a wake-up call. Instead, it has largely been an opportunity missed. It is not, however, impossible to take the steps which are required to transform the financial services industry into one which lives up to its name. This paper has sought to remind us that the shape of banks and the nature of banking are not fixed, that there is an alternative to the domination of our financial system by a few large banks focused on short-term profits. Banking was different in the past and it could be once again.

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Brexit in a fractured Europe by Paul Mills and Michael Schluter

Brexit in a fractured Europe by Paul Mills and Michael Schluter

Brexit in a fractured Europe: a relational vision and strategy for reconciliation   Summary The outcome of the UK’s referendum on EU membership has highlighted deep divisions within the populace, including among Christians, and increased the likelihood of further ruptures between the UK and EU27 as well as within and between the EU27 countries themselves. […]

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Gender – where next? by Christopher Townsend

Gender – where next? by Christopher Townsend

Gender: where next?  Personal journeys, radical agendas and perplexing dilemmas   ‘Haven’t you read,’ [Jesus] replied, ‘that at the beginning the Creator “made them male and female,”…?’ Matthew 19:4 ‘…the transgender revolution represents one of the most difficult pastoral challenges this generation of Christians will face.’ Dr R. Albert Mohler[1] Summary The issue of ‘gender […]

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BLOG

Art and social transformation

Art and social transformation

by Jonathan Tame, 3rd July 2017. As a research-based organisation promoting Christian social reform, it’s not surprising that Jubilee Centre’s output is primarily in the form of words.  However, personal and social transformation are unlikely to take place through words alone – no matter how eloquent our language or convincing our arguments. Sgt Pepper’s Lonely […]

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Listening to the voice of Silence

Listening to the voice of Silence

by Philip S. Powell, 30th June 2017 Recently I watched Martin Scorsese’s film Silence, an adaptation of Japanese writer Shusaku Endo’s book ‘Silence’ (1966). I had read Endo’s book a few years back and was eagerly waiting to watch the film on big screen. Nothing prepared me for what I experienced as I watched this […]

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The serious business of elections

The serious business of elections

by Guy Brandon, 7th June 2017 It’s the eve of the General Election. Again. And, like the last General Election two years ago and the referendum a year ago, we’re being asked to make a decision that will fundamentally impact the nature of our society and will have far-reaching effects for all of us. It […]

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BOOKLETS

TBA: Social Media

TBA: Social Media

Thinking Biblically About… Social Media The way we communicate has changed out of all recognition in the last 20 years. The internet, smartphones and social media enable us to connect with people around the world and receive a reply instantly where it might previously have taken days or required an expensive phone call. Not only that, but we can have hundreds or even […]

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Two perspectives on Christian social engagement

Two perspectives on Christian social engagement

  Two years ago a group of 30 senior Christian leaders from business, politics, the Church and civil society met in Caux, Switzerland, to explore the decline of personal and corporate responsibility across Europe and the intellectual and spiritual causes of this trend.  They went on to consider how an alternative culture of relational responsibility […]

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Crumbling Foundations: a biblical critique of modern money

Crumbling Foundations: a biblical critique of modern money

“Crumbling Foundations is an excellent primer on what money is, and what we mean by ‘the monetary system’. It makes something enormously complex much easier to grasp, and suggests several practical options for monetary reform.” Dr Eve Poole, Chairman of Faith in Business, Ridley Hall Although there has been much discussion of the nature of […]

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NEWS & REVIEWS

Engage news magazine – July 2017

Engage news magazine – July 2017

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 July 2017 edition are: Amos the Unprofessional 95 Theses for Today – progress update Feedback from the Public Leadership course […]

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Engage news magazine – April 2017

Engage news magazine – April 2017

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 2017 edition are: The Legacy of the Reformation Biblical Biographies: The Rich Young Ruler The Enduring Power of Vocation […]

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Campaign to create ’95 theses for today’

Campaign to create ’95 theses for today’

95 Ways to Change the World in 2017 To mark the 500th anniversary of Luther’s 95 theses, the Jubilee Centre has launched a campaign to crowdsource a set of new theses for today – or ’95 ways to change the world’. Christians who want to see the gospel transforming society and culture are invited to […]

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REPORTS & ARTICLES

Amos the Unprofessional

Amos the Unprofessional

Amos the Unprofessional by Guy Brandon In the collection of the prophetic books of the Old Testament – simply titled ‘The Prophets’ or nebi’îm in the tripartite classification of the Hebrew Bible – Amos is the earliest prophet with a book to his name. Despite the twelve so-called Minor Prophets coming after the longer books […]

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The Enduring Power of Vocation by Calum Samuelson

The Enduring Power of Vocation by Calum Samuelson

The Enduring Power of Vocation: From the Reformation to 2017 by Calum Samuelson MA MPhil   Today, most use the term ‘vocation’ interchangeably with others such as ‘occupation’, ‘profession’, and ‘career’. While mere etymology cannot unravel the present conflation of these terms, it is important to observe the distinct historical connotation of ‘vocation’, which comes […]

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Relational Proximity: a biblical perspective

Relational Proximity: a biblical perspective

A discussion paper by Guy Brandon   Good relationships are critical to the success of organisations and projects of all kinds, but ‘relationship’ tends to be a black box that is not readily amenable to analysis or quantification. The Relational Proximity Framework (RPF) is a way of unpacking relationships and better understanding what makes them […]

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BOOKS

New book: Digitally Remastered by Guy Brandon

New book: 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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