Tag: Debt

Seven fatal flaws in the financial system

Seven fatal flaws in the financial system

by David McIlroy, 20th December 2016 These seven observations were originally given as a talk at the launch of Jubilee Centre’s research report, Crumbling Foundations: a biblical critique of modern money, by Guy Brandon. There is far too much debt in the system Guy in his report explains how banks lend money into existence. But […]

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After Capitalism: Rethinking Economic Relationships by Michael Schluter and Paul Mills

After Capitalism: Rethinking Economic Relationships by Michael Schluter and Paul Mills

  The world is set to be in financial turmoil for some years to come. Searching questions are being asked about the future of Capitalism in the light of the European debt crisis, excessive levels of executive pay, short termism in share trading, and the dominance of the financial economy over the real economy of […]

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Votewise 2015

Votewise 2015

This reassuring, accessible and enjoyable guide to the 2015 General Election is for Christians who want to make sure their votes count. Published by SPCK in association with the Jubilee Centre, Votewise 2015 explains the main political ideas and buzz phrases that will become central in the next few months, clarifies the issues, and looks at them through a Christian lens. The book concludes by inviting Christian representatives of each of the five main political parties – Conservative, Green, Labour, Lib Dem and UKIP – to explain why they belong to the party they do, and to share their vision for the future.

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One thing to change the world

One thing to change the world

One thing to change the world: what’s yours?

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Debt slaves: Jubilee Centre on Threads

Debt slaves: Jubilee Centre on Threads

by Guy Brandon We all know when debt becomes a problem, whether it’s in our personal lives or in the global financial system. It’s when you can’t pay it back. But what about the routine, manageable debt that’s a part of everyday life? The kind we take on without really thinking about it? Read more […]

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The rise of the new slavery: battling debt in the 21st century by Paul Mills

The rise of the new slavery: battling debt in the 21st century by Paul Mills

Economist Paul Mills outlines the effects of our high levels of public, corporate and private debt, exploring the idea that debt is a form of slavery with consequences that far outstrip its advantages of bringing forward future spending power. This lecture was given at the Jubilee Centre’s 30th anniversary on 14th September 2013. Listen online […]

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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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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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What’s After Capitalism?

What’s After Capitalism?

by Guy Brandon The period of relative calm surrounding the future of the Euro abruptly came to an end last week. Francois Hollande was elected as the next president of France, replacing Nicolas Sarkozy. The change represented a shift away from austerity towards an emphasis on growth, something the markets have read as code for […]

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Jubilee Lifestyle Leaders Notes by Guy Brandon

Jubilee Lifestyle Leaders Notes by Guy Brandon

  Building on our 2010 biblical lifestyle book, Jubilee Lifestyle’s radical approach is grounded in the Bible’s central principles of love for God and love for neighbour that have shaped the emphasis on relationships that lies at the heart of all the Jubilee Centre’s work. Contains everything needed to run the course in your church! […]

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The Great Financial Crisis: A biblical diagnosis by Paul Mills

The Great Financial Crisis: A biblical diagnosis by Paul Mills

  Summary: The self-destructive tendency of a debt-based financial system has been highlighted in earlier Cambridge Papers.[1] This lesson is being retaught with a vengeance by the current financial crisis. To diagnose our current plight, this paper expounds the biblical teaching on debt, interest, and finance; explains what is really going on from a relational […]

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Debt, Interest and Finance

Debt, Interest and Finance

John Hayward, March 2011 The financial crisis working its way through the US and Europe, mutating as it goes, demonstrates once more the dangers that debt-based finance poses to savers and taxpayers. Our latest Cambridge Paper, The great financial crisis: A biblical diagnosis by Paul Mills, aims to set out a biblically-based alternative to conventional […]

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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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Beyond Capitalism: Towards a Relational Economy by Michael Schluter

Beyond Capitalism: Towards a Relational Economy by Michael Schluter

Western societies face economic decline and political instability due in significant part to the five moral flaws of Capitalism and their severe social consequences.[2] 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’.

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Is Capitalism Morally Bankrupt? Five moral flaws and their social consequences by Michael Schluter

Is Capitalism Morally Bankrupt? Five moral flaws and their social consequences by Michael Schluter

    Summary Many Christians accept Capitalism as broadly in line with biblical teaching. Its economic success appears to vindicate attribution of its origins to Christian theology.[3] This confidence in Capitalism as the best available economic system has meant that Christians have failed to recognise that it is one of the main drivers of social […]

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The Economic Crisis: A Biblical Diagnosis and Foundation for Recovery by Paul Mills

The Economic Crisis: A Biblical Diagnosis and Foundation for Recovery by Paul Mills

International economist Paul Mills begins by tracing some of the characteristics of the recent financial crisis, before presenting a biblical diagnosis of the crisis and a biblical model for finance.   Listen to this episode    

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The Bible and Money: Managing one’s money in the end times by Paul Mills

The Bible and Money: Managing one’s money in the end times by Paul Mills

An immensely practical eight-week course designed to help develop a biblical understanding of money and how we should use it, covering the following topics: 1. Possessions and money – who does the possessing? 2. Stewardship – for whom, for what, and when? 3. Giving – the real investment 4. Borrowing, lending, and debt – true […]

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Responding to the global economic crisis by Paul Mills

Responding to the global economic crisis by Paul Mills

Cambridge Papers author and IMF economist Dr Paul Mills shares his personal thoughts on how we should respond to the global economic crisis.

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Credit action

Credit action

Keith Tondeur, June 2004 [Note that Credit Action is now called The Money Charity]. It is now over ten years since Credit Action amicably left the protecting arms of the Jubilee Centre and stepped out on its own. I am very grateful for the opportunity to be able to keep you informed as to some of […]

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The Divine Economy by Paul Mills

The Divine Economy by Paul Mills

  Summary The basic economic problem is that the incentives needed to promote efficiency and growth also lead to inequality. Biblical law sets out an economic model that shares contemporary concerns for economic efficiency and fairness while avoiding the problems faced by the current Western model. In the process it achieves what economists have been […]

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