Tag: Family

Seeking Europe’s shalom

Seeking Europe’s shalom

by Jeff Fountain When Judah was taken into exile to Babylon, God’s instruction to the Jews through Jeremiah was to seek the city’s shalom, or well-being and harmony. What then might God’s word to us be today as ‘exiles’ in what many see as a post-Christian, secularised Europe? Surely it is also to seek Europe’s […]

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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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Book Review: From Generation to Generation (by Julia Burton) edited by Hannah Petra

Book Review: From Generation to Generation (by Julia Burton) edited by Hannah Petra

This is a transcript of the address given at the start of Pramacare’s conference on 17 May, 2012, celebrating their 30th anniversary. Pramacare generously funded the work on the fully revised and updated edition of From Generation 2 Generation. The book was completed thanks to the involvement of Jonathan Martin, who brought together the Jubilee Centre, […]

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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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Pre-marital sex: Cause or symptom of later relationship difficulties?

Pre-marital sex: Cause or symptom of later relationship difficulties?

by John Hayward A University of Iowa study has found that women who make their sexual debut as young teens are more likely to divorce, especially if ‘the first time’ was unwanted, or if she had mixed feelings about it. The analysis found that 31 percent of women who had sex for the first time […]

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Call for wider access to Faith Schools

Call for wider access to Faith Schools

by Mary Brown The Bishop of Oxford solicited widespread and varied reactions when on Good Friday the TES published an article in which he expressed his desire to see the number of places reserved for children from church-going families in Church of England Schools limited to 10%. Some, especially secularists, saw this as a positive […]

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Why drag God into Justice and Society? by Jonathan Burnside

Why drag God into Justice and Society? by Jonathan Burnside

Legal scholar Dr Jonathan Burnside talks about his new book, God, Justice and Society.

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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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Cohabitation in the 21st Century by John Hayward & Guy Brandon

Cohabitation in the 21st Century by John Hayward & Guy Brandon

  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 […]

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The UK Marriage Index 2009 by Jubilee Centre Research Team

The UK Marriage Index 2009 by Jubilee Centre Research Team

  Asserting that ‘Marriage is as important as the economy to the nation’s overall health,’ the Jubilee Centre has conducted an analysis of a range of fundamental measures to generate a single figure that reveals the overall health of marriage in the country: 61.3% – down from 85% in 1970. The UK Marriage Index, comparable […]

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One Flesh

One Flesh

Graphically depicting the way individuals are affected by the bonds that form in every sexual encounter, this is the third in a series of three public information bulletins from the ‘Fair Sex’ movement inspired by the book ‘Just Sex: Is it ever just sex?’

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Family matters: Biblical norms and contemporary issues by Michael Schluter

Family matters: Biblical norms and contemporary issues by Michael Schluter

This talk by Michael Schluter was recorded at the Sigapore consultation: Towards Jubilee 2015.   Listen to this episode

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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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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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Money Or A Life, The Choice Was Yours

Money Or A Life, The Choice Was Yours

The Bank of America recently acquired MBNA Corporation, bringing its number of active credit card accounts to 40 million and its managed outstanding balances to $143 billion. Is this a good thing? (Shannon Stapleton/REUTERS) Ross Gittins, September 2005 The industrial changes might be a chance to pad the wallet, but at a price. I doubt […]

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Time poverty is destroying family life

Time poverty is destroying family life

John Alexander, March 2005 Although greeted with scornful and derisive laughter, we in the Keep Sunday Special Campaign tried hard in the 80s and 90s to convince the country that the destruction of Sunday as a day of rest and recreation would have terrible consequences. We argued that it would damage society in a way […]

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Making time for children

Making time for children

Michael Clark, March 2004 ‘There is no doubting the scale of parental dissatisfaction with work–life balance. Survey after survey has shown that what people want in these days of near-full employment is not money, but time – and more choice on how to spend it.‘ [1] It is unusual for a week to go by […]

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The kinsman-redeemer

The kinsman-redeemer

Jason Fletcher, September 2003 The Jubilee Centre is committed to discerning God’s will for all human societies by wrestling with the detail of biblical social teaching. We have a special interest in learning from the life of Israel which, as a particular incarnation of timeless values, functions as a model or ‘paradigm’. In this and […]

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Rethinking relationships in the church

Rethinking relationships in the church

David McMillan, June 2003 ‘Love the Lord your God… [and] love your neighbour as yourself. All the law and the prophets hang on these two commandments.’ (Matthew 22:37–40) This insight is behind the Jubilee Centre’s emphasis upon right relationships as central to human well-being and our attempt to evaluate issues through a relational lens. ENGAGE […]

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