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The Resilient Business report

The Resilient Business report

How do we move from individually living out Christian values at work to embedding a Christian ethos at the heart of our organisations? This report is based on case studies of 8 diverse companies with Christian founders or directors, showing how they have sought to embed Christian values over the long term in their organisations, with a particular focus on stakeholder relationships.

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Conscience & the common good by Jon Thompson

Conscience & the common good by Jon Thompson

The Christian’s conscience is increasingly set in opposition to some of the values and political aims of wider Western culture. This fact is evidenced by an increase in ‘conscience cases’, where Christians are sued or dismissed for acting in accordance with their conscience.

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Engaging the Secular University by Julian Rivers

Engaging the Secular University by Julian Rivers

In his plenary lecture to the Forming A Christian Mind 2014 conference, Prof Julian Rivers examines the idea of a secular university. The vast majority of British academics work in institutions which are, or which they assume to be, ‘secular’. Sometimes that assumption is expressed in ways hostile to Christian contributions to the scholarly enterprise. […]

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The Family and Sexual Ethics: Christian Foundations and Public Values by Sally Bertlin

The Family and Sexual Ethics: Christian Foundations and Public Values by Sally Bertlin

  ‘The Family and Sexual Ethics: Christian Foundations and Public Values’ was an international conference held in Hong Kong in May 2011, organised by the Hong Kong Baptist University and the Jubilee Centre. In recent years there has been a growing international interest and concern about the pressures of the environment and the consequences of […]

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Education in the Bible: a starting point for discussion by Guy Brandon

Education in the Bible: a starting point for discussion by Guy Brandon

  This draft report summarises our research to date on education in the Bible. Starting from first principles, it aims to shed light on how education is approached in the Bible, including the vital question of its ultimate purpose. Surveying the different attitudes and approaches through biblical history, with particular emphasis on the Wisdom literature, […]

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Free sex: Who pays? by Guy Brandon

Free sex: Who pays? by Guy Brandon

Moral hazard and sexual ethics Summary Rather than addressing fundamental moral issues around sexual freedom, this paper starts with our culture’s premise by taking a utilitarian approach and exploring the financial impacts. This is in line with the common assumption that what truly matters for public policy can be quantified. It argues that significant costs […]

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The Big Society in Context: A means to what end? By Guy Brandon

The Big Society in Context: A means to what end? By Guy Brandon

  Research by the Jubilee Centre reveals how the Big Society is ultimately intended to be the solution to the social problems of what Conservatives were describing before the 2010 general election as ‘Broken Britain’, but this has not been well publicised. In reality it is highly unlikely that any Big Society ambitions can succeed […]

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New Academies, New Opportunities: An Assessment of Conservative Party Education Policy by Guy Brandon & John Hayward

New Academies, New Opportunities: An Assessment of Conservative Party Education Policy by Guy Brandon & John Hayward

  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 […]

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Book review: Peacemakers – Building stability in a complex world by Peter Dixon

Book review: Peacemakers – Building stability in a complex world by Peter Dixon

Reviewed by David Wong Written from a primarily Christian perspective, but also applying widely accepted international principles, “Peacemakers: Building stability in a complex world by Peter Dixon” explores the nature and causes of conflict and the options for intervention before going on to suggest how people can involve themselves in working towards peace, stability and […]

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Sustaining Democracy by Phillip Sampson

Sustaining Democracy by Phillip Sampson

It is now clear that modern Britain is secular, but an increasing recognition that Western democracies owe much to their Christian heritage gives rise to a disquieting thought. Might the secularisation of Western societies have consequences for a culture so indebted to Christianity? It is gradually dawning on perceptive commentators that democratic citizenship, even democracy […]

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Anti-Christian Law and Christian Citizenship by Julian Rivers

Anti-Christian Law and Christian Citizenship by Julian Rivers

Extending his Cambridge Paper ‘Three principles for Christian citizens’, Professor Julian Rivers considers the ways in which recent legal developments express a view of the nature and purpose of law which is anti-Christian. It seeks to explore the deeper causes behind the recent spate of legal problems affecting Christians and considers what the proper response […]

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Building hope into the structure of society

Building hope into the structure of society

John Ashcroft, December 2006 Imagine waiting for some help. I think back to long hot waits while hitch-hiking in Africa as a teenager. Hope appeared on the horizon, and often disappeared in a cloud of dust. Hopes can easily be raised and disappointed, but when you really need help the loss of hope can be […]

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A new vision for Britain

A new vision for Britain

John Ashcroft, June 2006 In July 2005 a group of MPs contacted a number of key Christian leaders from different denominations and organisations, inviting responses to the following question: if you could design, starting with a clean slate, the best possible environment into which children might be born tomorrow in the UK to give them […]

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Should Christians use Islamic financial products?

Should Christians use Islamic financial products?

Michael Schluter, December 2005 The Islamic Bank of Britain and some Western banks now offer a range of new, sharia-compliant financial products. The bank invests in non-interest assets (such as equities) where risks are at least theoretically shared between lenders and borrowers. In good times, the bank then pays the savers a dividend instead of […]

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Introducing Jubilee Manifesto

Introducing Jubilee Manifesto

Michael Schluter and John Ashcroft, June 2005 In order to celebrate the release of Jubilee Manifesto with IVP we have suspended the normal publication of Engage this quarter and have produced this four-page introduction instead. Although Jubilee Manifesto is, in a sense, only the end of the beginning, as it is also the realisation of […]

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What is the Christian vision for Britain?

What is the Christian vision for Britain?

Michael Schluter, March 2005 In the 1960s Martin Luther King gave his famous ‘I have a dream’ speech. His dream was of a country where black and white children could go on the same bus, attend the same school, and as adults work side by side as equals in the same company. It was an […]

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Relational apologetics

Relational apologetics

Michael Schluter, December 2004 Christianity, as we have often said before in this column, is a ‘relational religion’. This means that in a Christian view of the world relationships precede – in time and in importance – the material world, although intimately connected with that world. It means that getting relationships right, or putting them […]

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