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 Guy Brandon, 24 July 2014 The father of one of my close friends played a significant role in coming close to wiping out malaria in India in the post-war years. Finally understanding exactly how malaria was transmitted (by female mosquitos, which typically rest on a nearby wall or surface after feeding) made it possible […]
by Njoki Mahiaini, 23rd July 2014 “A person is not a Jew who is one only outwardly, nor is circumcision merely outward and physical. No, a person is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is circumcision of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the written code. Such a person’s praise is not […]
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 […]
Reviewed by Jonathan Tame Former Buddhist monk and jazz musician Ellis Potter seeks to explain three major worldviews today in his masterfully concise book, ‘3 Theories of Everything’. His life was dramatically turned around through meeting Francis Schaeffer, and he ended up working at L’Abri in Switzerland for 15 years. Now a lecturer, counsellor and […]
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. […]