Tag: Immigration

The Famine, the foreigner and the threshing floor

The Famine, the foreigner and the threshing floor

The Famine, the foreigner and the threshing floor: faithfulness in the book of Ruth by Guy Brandon The book of Ruth has prompted much discussion and controversy. It’s an unusual book, dealing with themes that other biblical authors don’t treat with such sympathy, including the integration of foreigners and sexual norms. Hollywood might interpret it […]

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Immigration and Justice

Immigration and Justice

Local churches can be a powerful force to help change the debate on immigration in Britain.   Read or Download a free PDF copy:  Over the last few years, and especially in the run up to the 2015 general election, public opinion has been divided over the impact of immigration on jobs, welfare and social […]

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Seeing through the purple haze

Seeing through the purple haze

By-elections, immigration and the United Kingdom In Panic. by Njoki Mahiaini The battle for the centre ground is over, certainly for the time being. Indeed it is no longer unusual to hear committed Labourites waxing lyrical about the economic changes necessary to promote SMEs. Similarly, Conservatives who describes their “Passion for social justice” are no […]

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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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Why was UKIP so successful in the European elections?

Why was UKIP so successful in the European elections?

Guest blogger Felicity Leeson writes that whether you agree or disagree with UKIP, you likely recognise that their success in the recent European elections points to some broader underlying issues. But what is it that strikes a chord with disillusioned voters, and what are the origins of these problems?

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It’s not fair!

It’s not fair!

by Guy Brandon Justice… or mercy? ‘A future fair for all.’ ‘Building a fairer Britain.’ ‘We’re all in this together.’ Since the scale of the economic challenges facing the country became clearer in the run-up to the last election, the question has repeatedly arisen: who will suffer most when times are tough? Each party has […]

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A Christian Response to Immigration by Guy Brandon

A Christian Response to Immigration by Guy Brandon

  Immigration is a live and perennial issue, and often prompts polarised and unhelpful responses from politicians, the media and the public. Our default viewpoint is frequently one of suspicion, a simplistic reaction that assumes immigrants all come for the same reason and have identical motives. The Old Testament’s approach to immigration was far more […]

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Asylum and immigration: a Christian perspective

Asylum and immigration: a Christian perspective

Nick Spencer, September 2004 The publication of Asylum and Immigration: a Christian perspective on a polarised debate by Nick Spencer (Paternoster, 2004) begins an exciting period for the Jubilee Centre, with three separate publications hitting bookshelves over the next eight months. None of them would have been possible without the generosity and commitment of supporters, […]

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