CAMBRIDGE PAPERS

Integration, assimilation and British values by Sean Oliver-Dee

Integration, assimilation and British values by Sean Oliver-Dee

This paper proposes a new approach to citizenship in the UK. It tracks the short-term history of how questions of identity, citizenship and ‘Britishness’ were engaged with over the past forty years, whilst highlighting the systemic difficulties encountered when trying to create a sense of common identity, before moving on to analyse the limitations of the very different traditional approaches to inculcating citizenship: integration and assimilation.

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Time for a financial reformation? by David McIlroy

Time for a financial reformation? by David McIlroy

The Global Financial Crisis ought to have been a wake-up call. Instead, it has largely been an opportunity missed. It is not, however, impossible to take the steps which are required to transform the financial services industry into one which lives up to its name. This paper has sought to remind us that the shape of banks and the nature of banking are not fixed, that there is an alternative to the domination of our financial system by a few large banks focused on short-term profits. Banking was different in the past and it could be once again.

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Brexit in a fractured Europe by Paul Mills and Michael Schluter

Brexit in a fractured Europe by Paul Mills and Michael Schluter

Brexit in a fractured Europe: a relational vision and strategy for reconciliation   Summary The outcome of the UK’s referendum on EU membership has highlighted deep divisions within the populace, including among Christians, and increased the likelihood of further ruptures between the UK and EU27 as well as within and between the EU27 countries themselves. […]

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BLOG

The Gospel and the City: Movement Day UK 2017

The Gospel and the City: Movement Day UK 2017

On the 6-7th October, three team members from Jubilee Centre attended Movement Day UK, a two-day event bringing together Christians working in business, the church, education, politics and the arts to consider how we might see our cities transformed. This nationwide conversation focused on the words of the prophet Jeremiah: ‘Seek the peace and prosperity […]

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Deceptively Simple

Deceptively Simple

by Jonathan Tame, 11th October 2017 In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus uses two everyday analogies to describe the action of God’s people in the world: salt and light.  Christians often attach a ‘salt and light’ label rather freely on different initiatives, but I have been discovering that a closer study of Matthew 5:13-16 yields […]

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Horses, Robots, and Donald Trump

Horses, Robots, and Donald Trump

by Josh Parikh, 6th September 2017 In 1920, the number of horses in the USA was the highest it’s ever been. Horses had seen wave after wave of technological innovation, from better stirrups to chariots to even the rise of the railroads and train. An optimistic horse might have looked at the advent of cars […]

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BOOKLETS

Shining in the Sun: A biblical vision for city transformation

Shining in the Sun: A biblical vision for city transformation

  You can also download a free PDF  This booklet is written for people who are committed to seeing the good news of Jesus make a deep and lasting difference to every aspect of their cities. It introduces three biblical themes that can inform Christian social engagement. The kingdom of God, the creation-fall-redemption worldview and […]

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TBA: Social Media

TBA: Social Media

Thinking Biblically About… Social Media The way we communicate has changed out of all recognition in the last 20 years. The internet, smartphones and social media enable us to connect with people around the world and receive a reply instantly where it might previously have taken days or required an expensive phone call. Not only that, but we can have hundreds or even […]

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Two perspectives on Christian social engagement

Two perspectives on Christian social engagement

  Two years ago a group of 30 senior Christian leaders from business, politics, the Church and civil society met in Caux, Switzerland, to explore the decline of personal and corporate responsibility across Europe and the intellectual and spiritual causes of this trend.  They went on to consider how an alternative culture of relational responsibility […]

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NEWS & REVIEWS

Engage news magazine – October 2017

Engage news magazine – October 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 October 2017 edition are: Deceptively Simple: Reflections on salt and light Adam and Eve: Feet of clay Online Public Leadership Course […]

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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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REPORTS & ARTICLES

Amos the Unprofessional

Amos the Unprofessional

Amos the Unprofessional by Guy Brandon In the collection of the prophetic books of the Old Testament – simply titled ‘The Prophets’ or nebi’îm in the tripartite classification of the Hebrew Bible – Amos is the earliest prophet with a book to his name. Despite the twelve so-called Minor Prophets coming after the longer books […]

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The Enduring Power of Vocation by Calum Samuelson

The Enduring Power of Vocation by Calum Samuelson

The Enduring Power of Vocation: From the Reformation to 2017 by Calum Samuelson MA MPhil   Today, most use the term ‘vocation’ interchangeably with others such as ‘occupation’, ‘profession’, and ‘career’. While mere etymology cannot unravel the present conflation of these terms, it is important to observe the distinct historical connotation of ‘vocation’, which comes […]

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Relational Proximity: a biblical perspective

Relational Proximity: a biblical perspective

A discussion paper by Guy Brandon   Good relationships are critical to the success of organisations and projects of all kinds, but ‘relationship’ tends to be a black box that is not readily amenable to analysis or quantification. The Relational Proximity Framework (RPF) is a way of unpacking relationships and better understanding what makes them […]

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BOOKS

Digitally Remastered by Guy Brandon

Digitally Remastered by Guy Brandon

Choose to master technology before it masters you Subtitled ‘A biblical guide to reclaiming your virtual self’, our new book by research director Guy Brandon unpacks the practical and spiritual significance of our technological choices.  The rise and proliferation of communications technologies is arguably the most significant development of the 21st century. The web, social […]

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God, Justice, and Society book by Jonathan Burnside

God, Justice, and Society book by Jonathan Burnside

Any book on Biblical Law that manages to work into its chapter sub-headings the titles of contemporary films, tv programmes and the title of a Pink Floyd track has surely got to be worth a look? God, Justice and Society is written by Dr Jonathan Burnside who is Reader in Biblical Law at Bristol University. […]

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Jubilee Manifesto by Michael Schluter, John Ashcroft et al.

Jubilee Manifesto by Michael Schluter, John Ashcroft et al.

A framework, agenda and strategy for Christian social reform The definitive statement of Jubilee Centre thinking, Jubilee Manifesto arises from over two decades of serious reflection and practical experience. It presents an alternative to Capitalism, Socialism and other ideologies by identifying relationships as the foundation stone of any society. Ultimately it is the quality of those […]

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