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SAGE Graduate Programme: Apply by July 20th

SAGE Graduate Programme: Apply by July 20th

Application deadline extended to 20th July for the October intake! ‘I have found that my confidence in my capacity to engage in debate and discussion has grown. The Jubilee Centre provides a context where discussion is whole-heartedly encouraged and there is no idea not on the table for engagement.’  Hannah, 2018-9 Participant SAGE is Jubilee […]

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Just Pay: A biblical perspective on the ethics of remuneration

Just Pay: A biblical perspective on the ethics of remuneration

You can buy the 56 page booklet (click the ‘Add to Cart’ button above) or download a free PDF copy:  A CEO is paid hundreds of times more than the ‘everyday workers’ in their own company. The market seems to allow it, but is it morally right? This report proposes a biblical framework for exploring […]

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Worth its weight in what?

Worth its weight in what?

by Guy Brandon The approach we take to money has enormous implications and underpins systemic injustice. Amongst just about everything else, it’s a major contributing factor to where we find ourselves as a country now. ‘You shall do no wrong in judgment, in measurement of weight, or capacity. You shall have just balances, just weights, […]

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Taking sides on Brexit

Taking sides on Brexit

by Jonathan Tame, 29th January 2019 We’ve been asked to end a relative radio silence from Jubilee Centre about Brexit, ever since Mrs May came back from Brussels with a negotiated exit deal with the EU in November. What is a Christian response to the bewildering parliamentary pantomime we’re currently watching of MPs trying to deal […]

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Artificially Intelligent? The myths, realities and trajectories of AI

Artificially Intelligent? The myths, realities and trajectories of AI

This booklet dispels some of the sensationalism around Artificial Intelligence, asking instead how a fresh understanding of humanity can shape the trajectory of AI development.

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Pitfalls in combatting persecution by Judd Birdsall

Pitfalls in combatting persecution by Judd Birdsall

A great number of Western Christians have laudably invested their time, money, and energy to confront the massive global challenge of religious persecution. Sadly, their effectiveness has too often been limited or undermined by several common mistakes.

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Redeeming Sport? by Calum Samuelson

Redeeming Sport? by Calum Samuelson

Sport is a distillation of the God-given impulse to play. It is experienced within a microcosm of self-imposed rules, which points beyond itself to a grander reality. This microcosm of sport can lead to various ills if idolised or violated. For Christians especially, sport raises difficult, perennial questions.

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Tattoo: Taboo, or no more than a skin deep issue?

Tattoo: Taboo, or no more than a skin deep issue?

Learning to Love Leviticus #2 by Guy Brandon ‘Do not cut your bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourselves. I am the LORD.’ – Leviticus 19:28 (NIV) Along with sundry other activities such as wearing polycotton trousers and defrauding your neighbour, Leviticus 19 apparently prohibits the Israelites from the practice of tattooing […]

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Unveiling the Archetypes Exhibition

Unveiling the Archetypes Exhibition

On Monday 23rd July, we unveiled a series of five sculptures by Liviu Mocan, inspired by the five ‘solas’ of the Reformation (sola scriptura, sola gratia, solus Christus, soli Deo gloria, and sola fides), outside Great St. Mary’s Church in Cambridge. Entitled ‘Archetypes’, the six-month exhibition invites visitors to reflect on the conversation between history, […]

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Academic Freedom by Tom Simpson

Academic Freedom by Tom Simpson

By Tom Simpson The right, without constriction by prescribed doctrine, to freedom of teaching and discussion, freedom in carrying out research and disseminating and publishing the results thereof, freedom to express freely their opinion about the institution or system in which they work, freedom from institutional censorship. UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Higher-Education Teaching […]

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Integrity by Rodney Green

Integrity by Rodney Green

By Rodney Green Whoever walks in integrity walks securely. Proverbs 10:9 Science can only succeed when it is grounded in integrity. Sir Paul Nurse.[1] Success without integrity means nothing. Hugo Boss. Summary Knowing to whom we are accountable lies at the heart of integrity. Is it self, public opinion or God? This paper aims to […]

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The Steering Wheel: Confronting the ideologies driving the West

The Steering Wheel: Confronting the ideologies driving the West

Are you concerned that the dominant ideas in the Western world are undermining the dignity and value of human beings?  The Steering Wheel is a new research paper that examines afresh the four major ideologies driving Western culture and society, and proposes a relationships-focused strategy to subvert these trends. Focusing on the four main ‘-isms’ at work in the […]

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Reimagining social welfare by Jonathan and Luke Tame

Reimagining social welfare by Jonathan and Luke Tame

Reimagining social welfare: Lessons from Geneva’s transformation By Jonathan Tame and Luke Tame   Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another. Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the foreigner or the poor. Do not plot evil against each other.   Zechariah 7:9–10  For consider too the conditions on which God places […]

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95 Ways to Change the World: Results

95 Ways to Change the World: Results

To mark the 500th anniversary of Luther’s 95 theses, the Jubilee Centre, in collaboration with Christian Heritage and KLICE, launched a project to compile a set of new theses for today, or ’95 ways to change the world’. We invited anyone who wants to see the gospel transforming society and culture to propose responses to […]

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Inspiring Dialogue: Moving beyond ‘agree to disagree’

Inspiring Dialogue: Moving beyond ‘agree to disagree’

by Calum Samuelson This article reflects upon some central themes of our Reformation2017 project and how they can be carried forward in the future… Despite our unprecedented access to knowledge, the world today seems more confused than ever before. Christians are called to speak into this cacophony with hopeful, distinctive voices and offer coherent contributions […]

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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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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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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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