CAMBRIDGE PAPERS

Artificial intelligence and simulated relationships by John Wyatt

Artificial intelligence and simulated relationships by John Wyatt

Artificial intelligence and simulated relationships By John Wyatt Summary Interactions with apparently human-like and ‘emotionally intelligent’ AIs are likely to become commonplace within the next ten years, ranging from entirely disembodied agents like chatbots through to physical humanoid robots. This will lead to new and troubling ethical, personal and legal dilemmas. Will the promotion of […]

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Are Christianity and society in conflict? by Christopher Watkin

Are Christianity and society in conflict? by Christopher Watkin

Are Christianity and society in conflict? The case of freedom By Christopher Watkin Men will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.[1] Help us to know you that we may truly love you, so to love you that we may fully serve you, whose service is […]

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Healing, enhancement and the human future by Denis Alexander

Healing, enhancement and the human future by Denis Alexander

Healing, enhancement and the human future by Denis R Alexander This is a crucial moment in the history of science: a new technology offers the potential to rewrite the script of human life. Carrie Wolinetz and Francis Collins, 2019[1] Summary This Paper reviews some recent examples of genetic engineering and brain science that make human […]

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BLOG

Global protests and the nature of hope

Global protests and the nature of hope

by Mercedes McGuire, Thursday 23rd January 2020 In 2019, men and women around the world took to the streets to voice their deep dissatisfaction with the current state of affairs. Chile, Columbia, Hong Kong, Lebanon, Iran, France, Spain, Sudan and Algeria are but a few of the 47 countries which have been marked by waves […]

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When God asks the questions

When God asks the questions

Why God’s four questions in Genesis 3 should still be asked today by Jonathan Tame, Thursday 16th January 2020 As I prepared some thoughts to share with the Jubilee Centre team at the start of 2020, I turned to Genesis 3:1-13, the account of how sin came into the world. There, God asks four searching […]

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Why Family Matters

Why Family Matters

by Jonathan Tame, Monday 6th January 2019 ‘Reactivating the Extended Family’ was the title of Jubilee Centre’s first ever research report, on how a biblical social vision could be applied to public policy in Britain.  35 years later, we are revisiting the subject and making it a theme in 2020. It also marks Jubilee Centre’s […]

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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

Review: The Biggest Little Farm

Review: The Biggest Little Farm

by Andrew Phillips The Biggest Little Farm. Director: John Chester. 92 minutes. When John and Molly Chester give up their urban life in Los Angeles to run a farm on 200 acres of barren and neglected land, you can’t help but think they might have made a terrible mistake. The soil is dry and dusty, […]

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Family Matters in public policy

Family Matters in public policy

by Michael Trend In July 2019, the Family Matters Institute was transferred to Jubilee Centre, opening up new opportunities for engagement around family issues. How does this fit into the current family policy landscape in the UK? It’s welcome news that Jubilee Centre has taken over responsibility for the Family Matters Institute, a Christian-based charity. […]

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Engage news magazine – January 2020

Engage news magazine – January 2020

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 October 2019 edition are: Why family matters Poverty: A family issue Fathers, fatherhood and the Father Family policy New Cambridge […]

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REPORTS & ARTICLES

Money won’t fix it: Diagnosing poverty today

Money won’t fix it: Diagnosing poverty today

by Matt Williams It wouldn’t be great news if your doctor told you this: ‘Your whole body is in bad condition – pretty much every part of you has a problem. It looks like a few cuts here, a few bruises there, but it’s much worse than you think. Bandages alone won’t help.’ However, this […]

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Fathers, Fatherhood and the Father

Fathers, Fatherhood and the Father

by Calum Samuelson The decline of fatherhood has been lamented for several decades, not just by Christians, but increasingly by all who recognise the profound psychological, emotional and developmental effects it has upon children. While more and more people are praising modern trends in fatherhood (such as stay-at-home dads and shared domestic chores), unfortunately these […]

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Weighing up Libra

Weighing up Libra

by Guy Brandon Facebook’s plans to launch its own digital currency should intrigue, excite and terrify you. But how will ZuckBucks measure up to the biblical gold standard? ‘…a homer of barley seed shall be valued at fifty shekels of silver’ – Leviticus 27:16 In announcing Libra, Facebook’s digital currency, CEO Mark Zuckerberg has put […]

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BOOKS

Thoughtful Eating by Hannah Eves, Katherine Martin, Andrew Phillips and Peter Redmayne

Thoughtful Eating by Hannah Eves, Katherine Martin, Andrew Phillips and Peter Redmayne

A biblical perspective on food, relationships and the environment Eating is never a solitary act; each meal connects us profoundly to food chains, precious resources, human effort, a global ecology and graced provision. How does the food we eat affect the planet? What is a biblical response to environmental degradation, and how can we eat […]

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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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