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 worker deserves his wages: the Bible and remuneration

The worker deserves his wages: the Bible and remuneration

by Charlee New, Thursday 20th June 2019 The systems and practices of paying workers (or, as it is formally known, ‘remuneration’) affect the lives of all employed adults, and by extension, their families and households. Yet, how often would you hear a sermon on the subject? It might come as some surprise to realise that […]

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‘Let nothing be wasted’: learning from Jesus’ food ethics

‘Let nothing be wasted’: learning from Jesus’ food ethics

by Andrew Phillips, Friday 24th May 2019 Jesus then took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed to those who were seated as much as they wanted. He did the same with the fish. When they had all had enough to eat, he said to his disciples, “Gather the pieces that are left over. Let nothing be wasted.” […]

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Love thy neighbour, love thy planet

Love thy neighbour, love thy planet

By Hannah Eves, Thursday 16th May 2019. Why the environment is an inherently relational issue.

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BOOKLETS

Just Pay: A biblical perspective on the ethics of remuneration

Just Pay: A biblical perspective on the ethics of remuneration

You can buy the 56 page booklet (click the ‘Add to Cart’ button above) or download a free PDF copy:  A CEO is paid hundreds of times more than the ‘everyday workers’ in their own company. The market seems to allow it, but is it morally right? This report proposes a biblical framework for exploring […]

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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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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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EVENTS

SAGE Graduate Programme: Apply by July 20th

SAGE Graduate Programme: Apply by July 20th

Application deadline extended to 20th July for the October intake! ‘I have found that my confidence in my capacity to engage in debate and discussion has grown. The Jubilee Centre provides a context where discussion is whole-heartedly encouraged and there is no idea not on the table for engagement.’  Hannah, 2018-9 Participant SAGE is Jubilee […]

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Social Reformers Summer School

Social Reformers Summer School

Theme: Food, relationships & the environment The gospel shouldn’t just lead to the transformation of individual lives, it can also have a lasting impact on the wider culture. But how can we see that happen today? The summer school will inspire you with stories of Christian social reformers from the past, equip you with a […]

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The Conversational God

The Conversational God

Conference on the Bible, Relationships & Social Transformation Cambridge, 9th – 11th September 2019 There is a growing movement of people who are convinced that one of the main ways God’s people should be salt and light is by seeking to transform relationships in society – in public as well as private life.  This movement […]

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January 24th, 2019