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Jonathan Burnside, May 2010
Legal scholar Jonathan Burnside makes the case for the continued relevance of Leviticus, from the criminal justice system to the X-factor. To explore further, download Jonathan's reports Consent versus Community, The status and welfare of immigrants and Relational Justice from the Resources section of this website.
Jubilee Centre Events, May 2010
At our day conference in May, a variety of speakers helped us consider the search for relational hope in the 21st century. It was opened by politics professor and pastor Dale Kuehne, for whom Perry Miller's phrase 'Standing on the threshold of an inconceivable age' encapsulates what it is to look out into a postmodern future.
Category: News & Research
Dale Kuehne, May 2010
We live at a moment where it is not an exaggeration to say that our world is undergoing a relational holocaust. This 2010 lecture examines how we got here, why we can't go backward to try and recover what we lost, but why there is good reason to hope that we can move beyond iWorld (a world that lives for me) in which we presently reside and work together to build the rWorld where relationships can be made anew.
Jubilee Centre Videos, April 2010
The spirit of our age is captured by offers of interest-free credit, invitations to "Buy one get one free" and slogans such as "I did it my way", "Time for change" and "Yes we can!" ... but have you ever stopped to ask what we are really buying into?
This short video invites you to take a fresh look at life and begin a life-changing journey of discovery!
Guy Brandon, April 2010
Jubilee Centre is delighted to introduce its life-changing new book:
'This important and counter-cultural book demands nothing less than loving Christ in all we do.' (Rev Richard Cunningham, Director of UCCF: The Christian Unions)
'If we can put its message into practice, we will make a difference not just to our lives but the lives of many others.' (Noel Richards, songwriter and worship leader)
In these economically constrained times, the Bible's emphasis on freedom and love offers both relief from the burdens we carry and a radical new way to live. The release from slavery and debt that lay at the heart of Israel's cycle of Jubilee celebrations reveals that the whole of the Law and Prophets, as fulfilled by Christ, is about loving God and loving our neighbour. But in practice it's difficult not to be influenced by consumerism and individualism. How do we guard against this? How can we apply our faith in practical ways? What disciplines may we put in place to help us worship God in every area of our lives?
Encompassing the breadth of all the research that the Jubilee Centre has undertaken over more than quarter of a century, and serving as a companion volume to Jubilee Manifesto, this is a very practical guide to applying our faith to every area of our lives - not just the most obvious ones but also the thousands of seemingly trivial financial, emotional, spiritual and relational exchanges with which our days are filled.
Christians in Politics, April 2010
'Christians have a duty to God, a duty to their nation, a duty to their neighbour, and voting is one of those duties.' (Dr John Sentamu)
Jubilee Centre is pleased to commend this hustings video to you from Christians in Politics, featuring the Archbishop of York and the leaders of the three main political parties.
John Hayward, March 2010
In the second in a series of two Cambridge Papers, Michael Schluter suggests that a radical new economic vision is urgently needed and proposes a way forward through five mutually reinforcing strategies.
Category: News & Research
Keywords: Finance & the Economy
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Western societies face economic decline and political instability due in significant part to the five moral flaws of Capitalism and their severe social consequences. A radical new economic vision is urgently needed. This paper proposes a way forward through five strategies: embed relational values, strengthen household balance sheets, empower extended families, engage capital providers and entrust welfare to local communities. These changes are mutually reinforcing because they all reform economic life so as to strengthen personal bonds in the local and wider communities. They point towards the Christian vision of a ‘Relational economy’.
Category: Cambridge Papers
Keywords: Finance & the Economy
Dr Guy Brandon & Dr John Hayward, March 2010
This report responds to the Conservative Party's draft education policy. It begins by summarising the most important points of the policy and offers an overview of some of the major Christian principles of education. It then looks at the policy implications and how parents and other interested parties might help found and shape the new schools created by this initiative. The intention is to identify key opportunities and how such groups might engage with these, and the policy issues that it is hoped the Conservatives will address.
John Hayward & Guy Brandon, February 2010
The nature of cohabitation in the UK presents a rapidly changing landscape. This report provides an up-to-date analysis of cohabitation statistics, using the most recent British Household Panel Survey data. It shows that cohabitation is a less stable form of relationship today than it was 15 years ago and is generally short-lived. This is particularly pronounced for those couples with children. Contrary to popular opinion, cohabitation does not serve as a ‘trial marriage’ but instead significantly increases the odds of divorce.
Discuss the report on our blog, at Common Law Marriage.
(N.B. Report updated 4 March 2010)