Tag: Society

Conscience & the common good by Jon Thompson

Conscience & the common good by Jon Thompson

The Christian’s conscience is increasingly set in opposition to some of the values and political aims of wider Western culture. This fact is evidenced by an increase in ‘conscience cases’, where Christians are sued or dismissed for acting in accordance with their conscience.

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God, Justice, and Society book by Jonathan Burnside

God, Justice, and Society book by Jonathan Burnside

Any book on Biblical Law that manages to work into its chapter sub-headings the titles of contemporary films, tv programmes and the title of a Pink Floyd track has surely got to be worth a look? God, Justice and Society is written by Dr Jonathan Burnside who is Reader in Biblical Law at Bristol University. […]

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An Introduction to the Jubilee Centre

An Introduction to the Jubilee Centre

Watch this edited version of Jonathan Tame’s overview of the Jubilee Centre and its vision, which he gave at the 30th anniversary in September 2013.

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The rise of the new slavery: battling debt in the 21st century by Paul Mills

The rise of the new slavery: battling debt in the 21st century by Paul Mills

Economist Paul Mills outlines the effects of our high levels of public, corporate and private debt, exploring the idea that debt is a form of slavery with consequences that far outstrip its advantages of bringing forward future spending power. This lecture was given at the Jubilee Centre’s 30th anniversary on 14th September 2013. Listen online […]

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Assessing the government’s new immigration bill

Assessing the government’s new immigration bill

by Andrew Scott On the 10th October, the Coalition government introduced a new immigration bill, with its main aim of tackling illegal immigration. It aims to make it easier to identify illegal immigrants by extending powers to search for passports, to examine fingerprints and to implement embarkation controls. The bill will cut the number of […]

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Word as talisman – on the utopianism of the Jubilee Centre by James Williams

Word as talisman – on the utopianism of the Jubilee Centre by James Williams

“I have heard several people say, for example, that the work of the Jubilee Centre is ‘utopian’.” In this enjoyably well-written paper, James Williams questions why people might use such a word and to what end. He looks at historical and recent views of ‘perfect societies’ and considers both the writers’ motivations and their solutions. […]

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Book Review: God, Justice and Society by Jonathan Burnside

Book Review: God, Justice and Society by Jonathan Burnside

Any book on Biblical Law that manages to work into its chapter sub-headings the titles of contemporary films, tv programmes and the title of a Pink Floyd track has surely got to be worth a look? God, Justice and Society is written by Dr Jonathan Burnside who is Reader in Biblical Law at Bristol University. […]

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Book Review: From Generation to Generation (by Julia Burton) edited by Hannah Petra

Book Review: From Generation to Generation (by Julia Burton) edited by Hannah Petra

This is a transcript of the address given at the start of Pramacare’s conference on 17 May, 2012, celebrating their 30th anniversary. Pramacare generously funded the work on the fully revised and updated edition of From Generation 2 Generation. The book was completed thanks to the involvement of Jonathan Martin, who brought together the Jubilee Centre, […]

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The Great Financial Crisis: A biblical diagnosis by Paul Mills

The Great Financial Crisis: A biblical diagnosis by Paul Mills

  Summary: The self-destructive tendency of a debt-based financial system has been highlighted in earlier Cambridge Papers.[1] This lesson is being retaught with a vengeance by the current financial crisis. To diagnose our current plight, this paper expounds the biblical teaching on debt, interest, and finance; explains what is really going on from a relational […]

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The Big Society in Context: A means to what end? By Guy Brandon

The Big Society in Context: A means to what end? By Guy Brandon

  Research by the Jubilee Centre reveals how the Big Society is ultimately intended to be the solution to the social problems of what Conservatives were describing before the 2010 general election as ‘Broken Britain’, but this has not been well publicised. In reality it is highly unlikely that any Big Society ambitions can succeed […]

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Why drag God into Justice and Society? by Jonathan Burnside

Why drag God into Justice and Society? by Jonathan Burnside

Legal scholar Dr Jonathan Burnside talks about his new book, God, Justice and Society.

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Isn’t Leviticus irrelevant in today’s society? by Jonathan Burnside

Isn’t Leviticus irrelevant in today’s society? by Jonathan Burnside

Legal scholar Jonathan Burnside makes the case for the continued relevance of Leviticus, from the criminal justice system to the X-factor. To explore further, download Jonathan’s reports Consent versus Community, The status and welfare of immigrants and Relational Justice from the Resources section of this website.

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5 Bible Studies: Christianity, Climate Change and Sustainable Living

5 Bible Studies: Christianity, Climate Change and Sustainable Living

These Bible studies accompany the Jubilee Centre book – Christianity, Climate Change and Sustainable Living by Nick Spencer and Robert White A set of five Bible studies designed to accompany our book Christianity, climate change and sustainable living by Nick Spencer and Robert White.    

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How to create a relational society: Foundations for a new social order by Michael Schluter

How to create a relational society: Foundations for a new social order by Michael Schluter

    Summary In an earlier Cambridge Paper (September 2006), a biblical ‘Charter for Humanity’ was proposed within a ‘relational framework’. This second paper seeks to answer the question, ‘How do we move towards relational well-being?’ The place where the Bible sets out the foundations required to create a society of right relationships in terms […]

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Building hope into the structure of society

Building hope into the structure of society

John Ashcroft, December 2006 Imagine waiting for some help. I think back to long hot waits while hitch-hiking in Africa as a teenager. Hope appeared on the horizon, and often disappeared in a cloud of dust. Hopes can easily be raised and disappointed, but when you really need help the loss of hope can be […]

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What charter for humanity? Defining the destination of ‘development’ by Michael Schluter

What charter for humanity? Defining the destination of ‘development’ by Michael Schluter

  Summary The word ‘development’ describes a journey of economic and social change, but is often implicitly taken to define the destination as well. Economic growth is generally regarded as the purpose as well as the means of this social change. However, the biblical emphasis is on the quality of social, political, and economic relationships, […]

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