CAMBRIDGE PAPERS

Peacebuilding and the ending of apartheid by Jeremy Ive

Peacebuilding and the ending of apartheid by Jeremy Ive

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.

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Biblical lament and political protest by Andrew Williams

Biblical lament and political protest by Andrew Williams

This paper considers the pastoral and political role of biblical lament in the Christian life. The theology and practice of lament is often neglected in congregations, despite its prominence in the biblical text. Such neglect deprives churches of a pastoral resource and moreover, as this paper highlights, diminishes the church’s capacity for prophetic critique and political activism in the face of social injustice.

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OUR BLOG

Integrity: is your ‘yes’ really yes?

Integrity: is your ‘yes’ really yes?

A series of stories in the news over the last few days could be summed up under the general theme of Integrity. The first that springs to mind is that of Conservative MP Mark Reckless who, in a fit of nominative determinism, has decided to defect to UKIP. He claimed the reason for his leap […]

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Still in the Red? Debt and Interest.

Still in the Red? Debt and Interest.

Six years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers signalled the beginning of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, the UK’s bank balance is still heavily in the red. Although the economy is growing, public sector net borrowing came to £11.6 billion in August, adding to our already staggering total of £1.3 trillion national […]

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BOOKS & BOOKLETS

3 Theories of Everything by Ellis Potter

3 Theories of Everything by Ellis Potter

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 […]

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The Jubilee Roadmap by Guy Brandon

The Jubilee Roadmap by Guy Brandon

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 […]

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NEWS & REVIEWS

Part-time Finance Manager vacancy

Part-time Finance Manager vacancy

Jubilee Centre and its sister organisation Relational Research are looking for someone to work approx. 10-14 hours per week to take responsibility for the organisations’ day to day financial matters including accounting, reporting and control activities. More details with a job description and application pack can be found below; for any questions please e-mail Sally […]

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Meet one of our volunteers

Meet one of our volunteers

Second year theology student Georgia Snyder talks about the Jubilee Centre and its relevance to her generation

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REPORTS & ARTICLES

History of the Newick Park Initiative by Jeremy Ive

History of the Newick Park Initiative by Jeremy Ive

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 […]

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The Relational Master: ten studies in Mark by Michael Schluter

The Relational Master: ten studies in Mark by Michael Schluter

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.

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MULTIMEDIA

Engaging the Secular University by Julian Rivers

Engaging the Secular University by Julian Rivers

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. […]

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Physics Seminar by Prof Russell Cowburn FRS

Physics Seminar by Prof Russell Cowburn FRS

Physics Seminar at Forming a Christian Mind Conference by Prof Russell Cowburn FRS.

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September 29th, 2014