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Faith in the future conference in Cambridge on 14th September

Jonathan Tame   Posted: 16 July 2013

Keywords: Christianity & Religion, Finance & the Economy, Worldviews & Culture,

Faith in the future: Biblical thinking for public life

Saturday 14th September 9.30 am to 1.00 pm in Cambridge

A conference to mark the Jubilee Centre's 30th anniversary features these speakers:

Julian Rivers

Prof Julian Rivers:

'Human rights and human dignity:
unmasking the Trojan horse'

Paul Mills

Dr Paul Mills:

'The Rise of the New Slavery:
Battling against debt in the 21st century'

Michael Schluter

Dr Michael Schluter:

'Life begins at 30:
taking Jubilee thinking from preparation to impact'

Venue: St Andrew's Street Baptist Church, Cambridge CB2 3AR.

The conference is free, but you need to reserve a place by contacting conference organiser Sally Bertlin on 01223 566319 or by e-mail.

Faith in the future - event details

The Jubilee Centre is organising a special conference to mark our 30th Anniversary on the morning of Saturday 14th September 2013.

The event will explore some of the important challenges ahead of us as a nation and continent, and examine a biblical framework for social reform which the Jubilee Centre is promoting.

Three TED style talks are at the heart of the conference.

Julian Rivers is professor of jurisprudence at the University of Bristol, and a founder member of the Cambridge Papers writing group. He will discuss 'Human rights and human dignity: unmasking the Trojan horse'

Paul Mills, another Cambridge Paper writer, co-authored 'After Capitalism: Rethinking Economic Relationships'. He is a senior economist at the IMF, and will speak in a personal capacity on 'The Rise of the New Slavery: battling against debt in the 21st century'.

Michael Schluter, Founder and Life President of the Jubilee Centre, and currently Chief Executive of Relationships Global, will address the topic 'Life begins at 30: taking Jubilee thinking from preparation to impact'.

The programme will also include the premiere of the new Jubilee Centre film. Four sketches explore the big ideas of consumerism, individualism, capitalism and statism, and how they impact the life of a young graduate. The film concludes by pointing to a relational alternative, illustrated through the idea of a Copernican revolution. The film directs viewers towards a 'Learning Zone', which we are developing as an online platform for studying biblical social reform and Relational Thinking.

The conference venue is St Andrew's Street Baptist Church, Cambridge CB2 3AR. The event is free, but a collection will be taken on the day to help cover costs.

The programme will end at 1pm and participants have the option of buying lunch in the church cafe or one of the other eating places in Cambridge. We will also set up the options of going on a punting trip or a Christian Heritage walking tour of the city.

Please put the date in your diaries and register to join us for an inspiring, challenging and stimulating day on September 14th.


Would be good to see Conference days like this set up in Birmingham, Leeds, Newcastle, Manchester or Liverpool and Scotland.Many do not benefit because they do not 'know' - are you in touch with student unions all over the country? Cambridge is not central - perhaps you may like to consider this?

Christina Barton   5 July 2013

I totally agree with Christina, living in Nottingham. We are far more central with good transport networks.

Andrew Barker   16 July 2013


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