Tag: public policy

Welfare Priorities by John Ashcroft

Welfare Priorities by John Ashcroft

Welfare can be defined in terms of the problems to be overcome or in terms of outcomes. How we deal with it is determined by the size and role of the state, relationships between citizens, and has an impact on relational choices and incentives. Biblical teaching presents a number of challenges and implications.   Listen […]

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Asylum and immigration by Nick Spencer

Asylum and immigration by Nick Spencer

Commended on both sides of this pressing and highly charged debate as a ‘valuable read’ and an ‘outstanding contribution’, ‘Asylum and immigration’ (Paternoster 2004) offers a thoughtful exploration of the issues. Combining current social and political research with detailed biblical analysis, it first outlines the contours of each issue before turning to the extensive Christian […]

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Reactivating the extended family by Michael Schluter and Roy Clements

Reactivating the extended family by Michael Schluter and Roy Clements

The aim of this paper is to demonstrate the importance and feasibility of applying Old Testament teaching on socio economic issues to contemporary western societies. The paper falls into three parts. The first looks at Old Testament Israel’s social structure and in particular the structure and role of the family. The second examines whether and […]

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