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Public leaders and the slow formation of character

Public leaders and the slow formation of character

by Mercedes McGuire, 4th July 2019 The currency of formation in the natural world is time – little happens without it. Seedlings grow up to become strong oaks not in years, but over decades and centuries. The strength and reliability of an oak only happens through the process. There is no way to short-circuit this […]

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Review: The Way We Eat Now

Review: The Way We Eat Now

by Andrew Phillips, 7th June 2019 Modern eating has changed radically, in ways that would have been unimaginable even fifty years ago. That is the thesis of food writer Bee Wilson, as set out in her book, The Way We Eat Now, published in March 2019. Food may seem mundane and ordinary, and so we rarely stop to think about modern ways of eating. […]

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A breath of fresh, salty air: the power of story for ‘hiking homeless’

A breath of fresh, salty air: the power of story for ‘hiking homeless’

A review of The Salt Path by Raynor Winnby Hannah Eves, 27th February 2019 Raynor Winn’s tale of her and her husband’s destitution is a story that must be heard in our public conversation. She charts the emotional and physical journey of her and her husband Moth as they walk the 630-mile path on the coast of […]

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Who can we trust?

Who can we trust?

by Peter Redmayne, 25th February 2019.
Who can you trust? In an era of fake news, out-of-touch political elites and even ‘deepfake’ videos, trust is under severe strain. It’s something many of us instinctively feel however, what we may not realise, is that we trust different groups of people in society differently. Though (remarkably) 70% of British people would say that most people in their neighbourhood can be trusted, only 35% have trust in national Government. Academic Rachel Botsman in her book Who Can You Trust? (2017), identifies three different types of trust. The first is ‘local trust’ – the type that humans enjoyed for thousands of years, where they could base their decisions on the views of their friends and family and others living near them.

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Insect collapse

Insect collapse

by Andrew Phillips, 14th February 2019 Human activity in history has often affected animal populations. The most infamous is probably the Dodo, which became extinct in the seventeenth century due to human activity on the island of Mauritius. In our own time, it is well known that numbers of some species are declining sharply – with certain iconic animals such as elephants and tigers often being highlighted. But the decline of these prominent mammals is only a very small part of a much wider global problem, which is increasingly affecting all types of animals. This is the case with insects: their numbers are falling at such an alarming rate that it has been called an ‘insect collapse’. A recent study found that over 40% of insect species are threatened by extinction, and the authors estimate that the total mass of insects worldwide is declining at a rate of 2.5% per year. The rate of insect extinction is eight times faster than that of larger animals (mammals, birds and reptiles). This is not just a long-term trend, either: some insect populations have collapsed in just a few years. In the United States, the monarch butterfly population fell by 90% in just 20 years. An annual study conducted in nature reserves in Germany has seen insect numbers decline by 76% since 1989. In the Luquillo rainforest in Puerto Rico, a shocking 98% of ground insects disappeared over a period of just 35 years.

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Our relationship with objects: on Marie Kondo

Our relationship with objects: on Marie Kondo

Reflections on how we can relate better to objects in light of a relational God by Hannah Eves, 28th January 2019 This January’s Netflix offering comes in the form of Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. Kondo’s method has since sparked numerous comment pieces, offending book lovers the most with her decluttering method. As one disgruntled bibliophile put it, […]

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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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Online Course Begins 6th January

Online Course Begins 6th January

Biblical Foundations for Public Leadership 2019 Do you struggle to connect the ancient world of the Bible with the economic, social and political challenges of the 21st century? Would you like to deepen your insight and understanding of the biblical vision for society and its contemporary application? Every year, we offer Christians an online course […]

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Vacancy: Supporter Relations Officer – Part Time

Vacancy: Supporter Relations Officer – Part Time

Applications for this post are now closed Are you interested in joining a team who are equipping Christians to connect their faith with their work and think biblically about issues in society? Jubilee Centre explores social, economic and political issues from a biblical perspective, and resources Christians through research, publications, events and training. We are […]

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Annual Review and Accounts

Annual Review and Accounts

Annual Review 2018 From the launch of SAGE graduate programme and new research on AI, to an innovative sculpture project in Cambridge City Centre, we’ve had a full year at the Jubilee Centre. Take a look at some of our highlights from 2018.   Accounts Jubilee Centre is a registered UK Charity (charity no.1142076) and […]

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Data Privacy Notice

Data Privacy Notice

Your personal data – what is it? Personal data relates to a living individual who can be identified from that data.  This information could include name, address, telephone number, email address, debit and credit card details or bank details. How do we use your personal data? All information that we hold concerning you as an […]

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Join us in prayer

Join us in prayer

Our prayer updates are sent as six-weekly emails to our prayer community. They include both a challenge for prayer at the global or national level, and several targeted prayer needs for our work. We also share answers to these prayers. You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking ‘unsubscribe’ in the footer of any email […]

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Subscribe to Cambridge Papers

Subscribe to Cambridge Papers

Cambridge Papers is a non-profit making quarterly publication which aims to contribute to debate on a wide range of issues from a Christian perspective. Recent titles have included ‘Reimagining social welfare: Lessons from Geneva’s transformation’, ‘Integration, assimilation and fundamental British values: Invested citizenship and 21st century belonging’ and ‘Brexit in a fractured Europe: a relational vision […]

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Oops! Things don’t always go to plan…

Oops! Things don’t always go to plan…

If you normally receive Engage or Cambridge Papers in the post, then our printers will send you new, corrected versions in a few days. But maybe you are not currently on our mailing list… would you like to receive quarterly news and comment about public leadership and current affairs from a Christian perspective? Or read […]

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Engage news magazine – July 2017

Engage news magazine – July 2017

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 July 2017 edition are: Amos the Unprofessional 95 Theses for Today – progress update Feedback from the Public Leadership course […]

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Engage news magazine – April 2017

Engage news magazine – April 2017

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 April 2017 edition are: The Legacy of the Reformation Biblical Biographies: The Rich Young Ruler The Enduring Power of Vocation […]

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Engage – January 2017

Engage – January 2017

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 January 2017 edition are: Jonah: the Bible’s best and worst evangelist Reform or revolution event: unlocking the power of biblical law […]

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The marriage event – Monday 11th April

The marriage event – Monday 11th April

When: Monday 11th April (6:30-8:30pm) Where: St Michael’s Church, Chester Square, London SW1W 9EF For as long as there has been man and woman there has been marriage.  The Bible paints it as blessing, gifted to mankind before the Fall to enable the flourishing of all creation.  This is what marriage was designed to be, […]

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Labour: New, Blue or torn in two?

Labour: New, Blue or torn in two?

By Njoki Mahiaini 30 July 2015 Call it victor’s spoils, blame it on Murdoch’s might but the in-fighting within the UK Labour party following their defeat in May has had senior Tories near-giddy with glee.  Hardly a day goes by without an article dissecting Labour’s loss or critiquing Blair’s journey from Prime Ministerial dynamo to […]

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