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Human Rights and human dignity: unmasking the Trojan horse by Julian Rivers

Human Rights and human dignity: unmasking the Trojan horse by Julian Rivers

Jurisprudence professor Julian Rivers persuasively argues that postmodern values are in danger of subverting our understanding of human dignity. This is creating a ‘Trojan horse’ which insinuates a deceptive ideology into public life as the basis of human rights. Listen online or download the audio version here: Listen to this episode

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‘From Cape Town to Cambridge’ by Chris Wright

‘From Cape Town to Cambridge’ by Chris Wright

Dr Christopher J. H. Wright talks about the connections between the Jubilee Centre’s agenda and the Cape Town Commitment (from the 3rd Lausanne Congress on world mission held in 2010).

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Reality Checkpoint: a film on the four big ‘-ism’s

Reality Checkpoint: a film on the four big ‘-ism’s

A day in the life of young graduate Dave illustrates how some of the core ideas of individualism and consumerism (philosophies at the personal level) and capitalism and statism (ideologies at society level) play out in everyday life.  After four conversations between Dave and a smug bank manager, pushy phone salesman, ambitious girlfriend and philosophical […]

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‘Reality Checkpoint’ to be screened at London Film Festival

‘Reality Checkpoint’ to be screened at London Film Festival

‘Reality Checkpoint’ will have its first public screening in London on 2nd September at the ‘I Will Tell’ Christian film festival. The theme focuses on cinematic portrayals of human relationships in various contexts around the world.

Reality Checkpoint explores the way different worldviews impact how we think and act. These five short films show how these worldviews affect a character called Dave.

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Is there a better way?

Is there a better way?

The characters sum up and explain the benefits and problems with the worldview they are portraying.  A new and alternative worldview, based on right relationships is put forward.        

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All In This Together: The Big State

All In This Together: The Big State

The Big State. It takes care of us. Schools, police, the NHS, pensions and benefits: we all pay our taxes so we can share the public services we need. It doesn’t always work perfectly, but if we’re All In This Together it’s far better than letting people fall through the net. But what happens when […]

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It’s All About Me: Individualism

It’s All About Me: Individualism

Individualism. The me-culture. I have the right to make the decisions I want to and that best suit my life. After all, no one else is going to if they’re all looking out for themselves too. My career, my home, my relationships: my world is me-shaped. Individualism started as a good thing: the recognition that […]

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You Deserve It: Consumerism

You Deserve It: Consumerism

We enjoy an unprecedented choice of consumer goods. Cars, clothes, accessories, music and electronics – especially computers and mobile phones – are available in a greater range of forms than ever before. This isn’t a bad thing in its own right. God created a physical world, and using what he has given us is a […]

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Welcome to Capitalism

Welcome to Capitalism

Welcome to Capitalism! The free market. Competition, laissez faire, private enterprise. Maximum profits, minimum hassle. Our world wouldn’t be the same without it. How else would we fund scientific development, grow companies, borrow money to buy a car or house? That’s the great thing about capitalism: one person’s spare money can be put to good […]

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Hope in dark times – avoiding financial upheaval by Keith Tondeur

Hope in dark times – avoiding financial upheaval by Keith Tondeur

Keith Tondeur OBE, President and Founder of the financial education charity Credit Action, examines the question of where our ‘treasure’ lies and how we live our lives. He challenges us to show love to others, especially the marginalised, through our financial stewardship. This lecture was presented at the Jubilee Centre’s ‘Forgive Us Our Debts?’ conference […]

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The debt-free RISER: a new method of house purchase by Matthew Gray

The debt-free RISER: a new method of house purchase by Matthew Gray

Matthew Gray, an Independent Financial Advisor and church leader, has developed a relational alternative to a mortgage for house buyers and investors. He explains how it works and the difference it can make to Christian families, local investors and churches, thereby providing an example for wider society.  This lecture was presented at the Jubilee Centre’s […]

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A lost decade 2010-20? The financial crisis and the choices ahead by Paul Mills

A lost decade 2010-20? The financial crisis and the choices ahead by Paul Mills

Dr Paul Mills, senior economist with a global financial institution, explores the causes and consequences of the economic crisis in the Eurozone and Britain; he outlines how we can think biblically about these macro issues and understand better what needs to change.  This lecture was presented at the Jubilee Centre’s ‘Forgive Us Our Debts?’ conference […]

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Economic renewal: building a relational economy by Michael Schluter

Economic renewal: building a relational economy by Michael Schluter

Dr Michael Schluter CBE, former economics consultant to the World Bank, lays out an alternative approach to finance, based on the central biblical theme of good and right relationships. This lecture was presented at the Jubilee Centre’s ‘Forgive Us Our Debts?’ conference in Cambridge on 22nd September 2012.   Listen to this episode  

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The Big Society: from Biblical Israel to Secular Britain by Guy Brandon

The Big Society: from Biblical Israel to Secular Britain by Guy Brandon

From our 2011 Big Society and the Church conference, Dr Guy Brandon, Senior Researcher at Jubilee Centre and author of our report ‘The Big Society in Context: A means to what end?’ brings lessons from biblical Israel for our complex society. Listen to this episode

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Christian involvement in the Big Society: a means to what end? by Daniel Strange

Christian involvement in the Big Society: a means to what end? by Daniel Strange

From our 2011 Big Society and the Church conference, Dr Daniel Strange, author of the Jubilee Centre’s 2005 Cambridge Paper ‘Co-belligerence and common grace’ and lecturer in Culture, Religion and Public Theology at Oak Hill Theological College considers whether the ‘Big Society’ is the right sort of opportunity for the Church. Listen to this episode

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Thinking Relationally about everything by Michael Schluter

Thinking Relationally about everything by Michael Schluter

Michael Schluter starts the 2010 series of three London Lectures by ‘Thinking Relationally about Everything’ Listen to this episode

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Thinking Relationally about Finance by Paul Mills

Thinking Relationally about Finance by Paul Mills

Paul Mills continues the 2010 series of three London Lectures by ‘Thinking Relationally about Finance’ Listen to this episode

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Thinking Relationally about Justice by Jonathan Burnside

Thinking Relationally about Justice by Jonathan Burnside

Author of God Justice and Society, Jonathan Burnside concludes the 2010 series of three London Lectures by ‘Thinking Relationally about Justice’.

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Why drag God into Justice and Society? by Jonathan Burnside

Why drag God into Justice and Society? by Jonathan Burnside

Legal scholar Dr Jonathan Burnside talks about his new book, God, Justice and Society.

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