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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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Shifting the burden of care

Shifting the burden of care

By Georgia Snyder, 12 August 2014 ‘About three quarters of us will need some care as we get older, but while about half of us can expect to pay out about £20,000, 1 in 10 people will spend over £100,000. There is no way to predict in advance which of us that will be.’ We are an […]

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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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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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Beyond Capitalism: Towards a Relational Economy by Michael Schluter

Beyond Capitalism: Towards a Relational Economy by Michael Schluter

Western societies face economic decline and political instability due in significant part to the five moral flaws of Capitalism and their severe social consequences.[2] A radical new economic vision is urgently needed. This paper proposes a way forward through five strategies: embed relational values, strengthen household balance sheets, empower extended families, engage capital providers and entrust welfare to local communities. These changes are mutually reinforcing because they all reform economic life so as to strengthen personal bonds in the local and wider communities. They point towards the Christian vision of a ‘Relational economy’.

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Growth in inequality

Growth in inequality

by John Hayward Today’s report from the National Equality Panel disturbingly begins ‘Britain is an unequal country, more so than many other industrialised countries and more so than it was a generation ago.’ Its charts stress how ‘since the late 1980s income inequality has remained much higher than in the 1960s and 1970s; on some […]

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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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Welfare Priorities by John Ashcroft

Welfare Priorities by John Ashcroft

This is a talk by John Ashcroft from the Singapore consultation: Towards Jubilee 2015   Listen to this episode  

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Health and society

Health and society

Nick Spencer, June 2003 The bloody face of an unknown 94 year-old woman dominated the news in late January 2002. Having  fallen in her Stoke Newington flat and gashed open her head, Rose Addis was taken to the Whittington Hospital in north London where she sat unwashed in casualty for three days. Mrs Addis’s ordeal […]

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