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5 Bible Studies: Christianity, Climate Change and Sustainable Living

5 Bible Studies: Christianity, Climate Change and Sustainable Living

These Bible studies accompany the Jubilee Centre book – Christianity, Climate Change and Sustainable Living by Nick Spencer and Robert White A set of five Bible studies designed to accompany our book Christianity, climate change and sustainable living by Nick Spencer and Robert White.    

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Climate change – a Christian perspective by Sir John Houghton

Climate change – a Christian perspective by Sir John Houghton

In this talk the co-chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Scientific Assessment working group 1988-2002 presents what he believes to be the impact of climate change. He goes on to explain the IPCC process, the relationships between Christianity and climate change in the US, what he calls the “Denial Industry”, concluding with […]

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Embodied and placed

Embodied and placed

by Jonathan Tame, Thursday 11th July 2019 Do we have a compelling theology of environmental responsibility?  This was the question put to me a few months ago, and since then it’s become all the more pertinent as major protests are being made for urgent action on biodiversity loss, climate change, plastics pollution and more.  Are […]

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The meaning of gleaning

The meaning of gleaning

Learning to Love Leviticus #4 by Guy Brandon ‘When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap to the very edges of your field, or gather the gleanings of your harvest. You shall not strip your vineyard bare, or gather the fallen grapes of your vineyard; you shall leave them for the […]

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Thoughtful Eating

Thoughtful Eating

Welcome to our Thoughtful Eating research homepage: here we have gathered together a variety of resources connected to our research, including blogs, recommended resources, and recipes. If you want to know more, or have any questions, let us know by emailing sage@jubilee-centre.org. Eating is never a solitary act; each meal connects us to a food chain, […]

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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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School strikes, environmental theology and Psalm 8

School strikes, environmental theology and Psalm 8

by Charlee New, 25th February 2019 The last few months have been significant for youth environmental activism. Inspired by sixteen-year-old activist Greta Thunberg, tens of thousands of schoolchildren across the world have been striking from school in protest over climate change. This is not an exaggeration; in the February 15th strikes (according to the protest […]

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Doing research biblically

Doing research biblically

by Peter Redmayne, 22nd January 2019 Welcome to the first SAGE blog post! This is a space where we will be writing about what we are learning as part of Jubilee Centre’s SAGE Graduate Programme and where we will apply it to think biblically about current issues. This post will tell you about our group […]

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Christianity, anthropocentrism and reframing the narrative

Christianity, anthropocentrism and reframing the narrative

by Charlee New, 29th November 2018 Christians face a paradoxical challenge: we need to act on climate change, whilst (at the same time) we must face our reputation as the religion that cares least about the environment. For some of our readers, this claim Christians care little for the natural world or its animal inhabitants […]

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The Heat Is On

The Heat Is On

by Jonathan Tame, 27th September 2018 This year has been remarkable for the range and intensity of extreme weather patterns. A heatwave in July affected much of the Northern hemisphere: fires killed 92 people in Greece; Japan suffered severe flooding then a deadly heatwave, with a total of 350 fatalities; wildfires in California have caused […]

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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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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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Reformation2017

Reformation2017

Reformation2017 is a year-long initiative that seeks to capture the creative legacy of the Reformation which was set in motion when Martin Luther published his 95 theses five centuries ago.  It includes a range of events and conferences; a sculpture exhibition depicting the five ‘sola’s of the Reformation; a set of new research publications; and […]

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Finding security in the ‘risk society’ by Amy Donovan

Finding security in the ‘risk society’ by Amy Donovan

Risk has become a central concept in modern life. The ‘risk society’ that we live in has increasingly structured itself around attempting to manage an uncertain future, in which more knowledge simultaneously provides safety and increases our awareness of what we do not know. This paper argues while the risk society is a secular phenomenon, it provides an opportunity for Christians to live distinctively and attractively.

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The General Election and UK’s Foreign Policy

The General Election and UK’s Foreign Policy

By Philip S. Powell, May 6 2015 As the United Kingdom approaches one of the most unpredictable general elections in recent history, two important words are seldom heard in the clamour of election hysteria: foreign policy. Of course elections are primarily about what politicians can deliver on the domestic front, i.e. NHS, crime and welfare. […]

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TBA: the Environment

TBA: the Environment

Thinking Biblically About… The Environment. When we talk about caring for the environment, the context for people in higher-income countries is almost always our own wellbeing. Generally speaking, the environment is a means to an ends for us, and we protect it for the same reasons we treat any of our possessions well. Whether it’s […]

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Weighing in on Obesity

Weighing in on Obesity

By Guy Brandon, 9 January 2015 Even discounting the fallout from the Christmas holiday we are, as a nation and a species, getting heavier. Recent research from McKinsey showed that almost two-thirds of Britons are overweight or obese, defined as having a BMI of over 25 and over 30 respectively. The annual cost to the […]

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Real Faith vs Artificial Intelligence

Real Faith vs Artificial Intelligence

by Guy Brandon August 29, 1997, 02:14 EST Professor Stephen Hawking has warned that the rise of Artificial Intelligence will threaten the survival of humanity. He is one of a growing number of experts to suggest that self-aware and genuinely intelligent machines or software will become, as Tesla boss Elon Musk put it, the ‘biggest […]

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Book Review: From Generation to Generation (by Julia Burton) edited by Hannah Petra

Book Review: From Generation to Generation (by Julia Burton) edited by Hannah Petra

This is a transcript of the address given at the start of Pramacare’s conference on 17 May, 2012, celebrating their 30th anniversary. Pramacare generously funded the work on the fully revised and updated edition of From Generation 2 Generation. The book was completed thanks to the involvement of Jonathan Martin, who brought together the Jubilee Centre, […]

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