About Us

Welcome to the Jubilee Centre

The Jubilee Centre is in the bridge building business, seeking to connect the world of the Bible with the world of contemporary society. Biblical scholars often fail to connect with the modern world. Social reformers often fail to take the Bible seriously. The Jubilee Centre has a fine track record in avoiding both dangers. Rev Dr Chris Wright, International Director of the Langham Partnership

The Jubilee Centre is a Christian social reform organisation that offers a biblical perspective on contemporary issues and underlying trends in society, of relevance to the general public.

We believe the Bible describes a coherent vision for society that has enduring relevance for Britain and the world in the twenty-first century. At the heart of this social vision is a concern for right relationships. We seek to study, disseminate and apply this vision in order to provide a positive response to the challenges faced by individuals, communities and policy makers.

The Jubilee Centre is fully committed to the proclamation of the ‘good news’ of salvation through faith in Christ for the forgiveness of sins leading to new life in the power of the Holy Spirit. At the same time, we affirm the intrinsic value of social justice: ‘The Lord looked and was displeased that there was no justice… he was appalled that there was no-one to intervene.’ (Isaiah 59:15-16)

We are called to be ‘the salt of the earth,’ preventing moral decay, and to ‘let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.’ (Matthew 5:13-16) There is and ought to be a constructive relationship between social reform and the advance of the gospel. The fruitfulness of this relationship was understood by nineteenth-century reformers like Wilberforce but too often neglected by the church in the twenty-first century. ‘Love of neighbour’ requires us to take an interest in reforming the structures of society, not just in alleviating symptoms.

These two articles explain more about who we are:

Why Jubilee? – explaining the powerful social and economic ‘reset button’ of the biblical jubilee and why we’ve called our charity the Jubilee Centre.

The map and compass – symbols of the two core ideas that we promote in all we do; these are the biblical vision for society (the map) and the central theme of right relationships (the compass).