Tag: Policy

Theresa May sets out her stall

Theresa May sets out her stall

An initial assessment of the new PM’s vision for Britain 15th July 2016 In her speech on Monday that launched her bid to become Conservative leader and Prime Minister, Theresa May set out her vision for how the UK would look under her leadership. Two days later, she was moving into 10 Downing Street after […]

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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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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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A new vision for Britain

A new vision for Britain

John Ashcroft, June 2006 In July 2005 a group of MPs contacted a number of key Christian leaders from different denominations and organisations, inviting responses to the following question: if you could design, starting with a clean slate, the best possible environment into which children might be born tomorrow in the UK to give them […]

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Votewise in focus: education

Votewise in focus: education

Nick Spencer, March 2005 Do good exam results constitute effective education? (Photo Credit: Ian Hodgson/REUTERS) As pre-election speculation reaches fever pitch, every major news story takes on potentially epic proportions. The Archbishop of Westminster’s comments on abortion provided a welcome reminder of its social and political importance and provoked many to ask whether it might […]

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The Status and Welfare of Immigrants by Jonathan Burnside

The Status and Welfare of Immigrants by Jonathan Burnside

In [the current immigration] debate the biblical worldview can offer wisdom, and principles which challenge our values and prejudices, not just reflect them.  This paper has not sought to provide a thorough analysis of the contemporary debate.  Rather, it looks at how these issues are addressed in the Bible and, in particular, how the nation […]

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Should Christians support the euro? by Paul Mills & Michael Schluter

Should Christians support the euro? by Paul Mills & Michael Schluter

  He is the king of the country whose coin is current in the country. – Talmud Europe will be created via a currency or not at all. – Jacques Rueff Summary On 1 January 1999, the ten currencies of the eleven countries entering Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) became denominations of the euro at […]

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Relationism: pursuing a biblical vision for society by Michael Schluter

Relationism: pursuing a biblical vision for society by Michael Schluter

  Summary This essay tells the story of my search over the last twenty years to find an alternative social paradigm which is closer to biblical norms than democratic capitalism or market socialism. Biblical teaching on this issue is found in Old Testament law, where God provides a normative framework for Israelite society. Jesus says […]

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Planning for survival – a family policy for the 21st century by Jubilee Policy Group

Planning for survival – a family policy for the 21st century by Jubilee Policy Group

  This document was produced by CARE and the Jubilee Policy Group as the foundation paper to their joint project on family policy. The aim of the project was to assess the opportunities for closer cooperation between agencies and organisations concerned for the impact of public policy on families today. In particular, its intention was […]

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