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The cumulative crisis of trust

The cumulative crisis of trust

By Jonathan Tame, 5th January 2017 To what extent do the political upheavals of 2016 reflect a crisis of trust in public leadership?  Although politicians have long been regarded with a healthy degree of scepticism, a more insidious loss of credibility in public leaders has been growing over the course of this century.  First the […]

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Peacebuilding and the ending of apartheid by Jeremy Ive

Peacebuilding and the ending of apartheid by Jeremy Ive

The Newick Park Initiative (NPI) in South Africa was a Christian initiative which helped to build the trust and a shared national vision across the political spectrum in the years around the release of Nelson Mandela in early 1990. It also prepared the ground for the mediation of Professor Washington Okumu in 1994 which made possible the peaceful conduct of the first fully non-racial elections of that year. The relational principles governing NPI are a guide for Christian peacebuilding at a national level, applicable in other contexts as well.

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The working prison

The working prison

by John Hayward It is sixteen years since Jubilee Centre published Relational Justice: A Reform Dynamic For Criminal Justice, during which time the prison population has increased from around 49,000 to 85,227 (as at December 3rd). In fact, England and Wales has the second highest prison population in Western Europe, at 155 per 100,000 population […]

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