Tag: Environment

School strikes, environmental theology and Psalm 8

School strikes, environmental theology and Psalm 8

by Charlee New, 25th February 2019 The last few months have been significant for youth environmental activism. Inspired by sixteen-year-old activist Greta Thunberg, tens of thousands of schoolchildren across the world have been striking from school in protest over climate change. This is not an exaggeration; in the February 15th strikes (according to the protest […]

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TBA: the Environment

TBA: the Environment

Thinking Biblically About… The Environment. When we talk about caring for the environment, the context for people in higher-income countries is almost always our own wellbeing. Generally speaking, the environment is a means to an ends for us, and we protect it for the same reasons we treat any of our possessions well. Whether it’s […]

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Simon Stuart responds to ‘the Bible & biodiversity’

Simon Stuart responds to ‘the Bible & biodiversity’

21st January 2015: recorded at the London launch event for the Cambridge Paper, ‘The Bible and Biodiversity’  

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David Nussbaum responds to ‘the Bible & biodiversity’

David Nussbaum responds to ‘the Bible & biodiversity’

21st January 2015: recorded at the London launch event for the Cambridge Paper, ‘The Bible and Biodiversity’

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Dave Bookless: the Bible and biodiversity

Dave Bookless: the Bible and biodiversity

21st January 2015: recorded at the London launch event for the Cambridge Paper, ‘The Bible and Biodiversity’

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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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The Bible and Biodiversity by David Bookless

The Bible and Biodiversity by David Bookless

The ethical foundations which underpin the wildlife conservation movement face a crisis: what gives nature its value? Anthropocentric views (which see the world as here to serve human interests) and ecocentric views (which aim to value all species equally) compete but are flawed. In contrast, a biblical perspective emphasises that both human and non-human creatures are made for the glory of God and have value directly in relation to God. This has significant implications for Christian attitudes to biodiversity conservation and for the conservation movement, which are briefly explored.

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Jubilee Centre: The Movie

Jubilee Centre: The Movie

The Jubilee Centre has always sought to demonstrate the relevance of the West’s biblical heritage to the challenges facing modern society. To mark our silver jubilee and as we look ahead to how we might best help shape society in the coming twenty-five years, the Jubilee Centre has released a two-minute video introducing its work […]

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Should Christians care for the environment?

Should Christians care for the environment?

When people talk about the environment and sustainability, they usually mean no more than climate change and the world’s use of fossil fuels. This four minute video asks what Christians should think.

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Insight: Is GDP an adequate measure of growth? by Michael Schluter

Insight: Is GDP an adequate measure of growth? by Michael Schluter

In this five minute video, Dr Michael Schluter talks about the limitations of defining growth by GDP and suggests an alternative pattern for growth.

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Is property more than just a commodity? by Jonathan Burnside

Is property more than just a commodity? by Jonathan Burnside

Dr Jonathan Burnside discusses whether we should view property as more than just a commodity.

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Insight: How the Bible challenges our environmental practices by Jonathan Burnside

Insight: How the Bible challenges our environmental practices by Jonathan Burnside

In this two minute video clip, Dr Jonathan Burnside considers how the Bible’s teaching about our relationship with the environment should challenge some of our modern practices.

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Climate change – a Christian perspective by Sir John Houghton

Climate change – a Christian perspective by Sir John Houghton

In this talk the co-chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Scientific Assessment working group 1988-2002 presents what he believes to be the impact of climate change. He goes on to explain the IPCC process, the relationships between Christianity and climate change in the US, what he calls the “Denial Industry”, concluding with […]

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Biblical law – Humanity & the environment by Jonathan Burnside

Biblical law – Humanity & the environment by Jonathan Burnside

This talk explores the complex relationship between humanity and the environment. There are four main ways in which this relationship is structured, according to the biblical materials: the creation narrative, divine judgements in the primeval history, the ‘post-diluvian’ blessing conferred by God upon humanity, and the ‘eco-laws’ in biblical law. Listen to this episode  

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Global Poverty, Global Warming by Marika Rose & Caroline Harmon

Global Poverty, Global Warming by Marika Rose & Caroline Harmon

  This paper, written for World Vision’s Orange Paper series, explores why climate change is a development issue.

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Sustainable Living: not just an environmental issue

Sustainable Living: not just an environmental issue

Nick Spencer, March 2007 One cannot engage with the biblical vision for the environment in isolation from its vision for human society. This point is repeated time and again in the biblical story. Deuteronomy 29 talks about how the people’s insincere, hypocritical response to the law would turn ‘the whole land [into] a burning waste […]

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A Burning Issue: Christian care for the environment by Robert White

A Burning Issue: Christian care for the environment by Robert White

Summary God created a world which he pronounced was very good and delegated to humankind the responsibility for its care. But human sinfulness has marred God’s creation and our profligate abuse of the environment is causing global climate change. If left unchecked global warming will cause global economic loss, widespread suffering and death, particularly among […]

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From Sustainability to Fruitfullness

From Sustainability to Fruitfullness

Nick Spencer, June 2006 It is hard to turn on the television or open a newspaper today without reading something about sustainability or sustainable development. For over twenty years the idea that we are not living sustainably, and that we desperately need to be, has been growing in the public mind. Sustainability – defined as […]

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Sustainable Living

Sustainable Living

Nick Spencer, December 2005 Alert readers of the Jubilee Centre’s magnum opus, Jubilee Manifesto, published this year by IVP, may have noticed a gap in its 350 pages. The issues covered – Nationhood, Government, the Economy, etc., – are all wide-ranging, urgent and important. Yet the one topic, equally large and perhaps even more pressing, […]

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