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The Family and Sexual Ethics: Christian Foundations and Public Values
Sally Bertlin (Editor), February 2013
'The Family and Sexual Ethics: Christian Foundations and Public Values' was an international conference held in Hong Kong in May 2011, organised by the Hong Kong Baptist University and the Jubilee Centre.
In recent years there has been a growing international interest and concern about the pressures of the environment and the consequences of this for the long-term survival of the planet. However, relatively little attention has been paid to the breakdown of the family and its consequences for the ecology of the planet. Family breakdown is being driven partly by divorce and partly by today's sexual ethics, which then impact on rates of family formation and disintegration.
On the strength of Jubilee Centre's sexual ethics work over recent years, we mobilised a team of scholars, including Jonathan Burnside, Jeremy Ive, Dale Kuehne, Jennifer Roback Morse and Michael Schluter, who presented papers together with a group of Chinese academics.
This report is a collection of ten short papers from the conference, each under two pages long to ensure as wide a readership as possible.
Cohabitation in the 21st Century
John Hayward & Guy Brandon, February 2010
The nature of cohabitation in the UK presents a rapidly changing landscape. This report provides an up-to-date analysis of cohabitation statistics, using the most recent British Household Panel Survey data. It shows that cohabitation is a less stable form of relationship today than it was 15 years ago and is generally short-lived. This is particularly pronounced for those couples with children. Contrary to popular opinion, cohabitation does not serve as a ‘trial marriage’ but instead significantly increases the odds of divorce.
Discuss the report on our blog, at Common Law Marriage.
(N.B. Report updated 4 March 2010)
The City in the Bible: a relational perspective
Andrew Crook, July 1997
Cities like human beings do not get a very good press in the Bible. Their origins were in sin, rebellion and violence, and they continued in this vein. However it appears that God has a redemptive plan for urban life, which will only be comlpeted with the unveiling of the New Jerusalem, but which will be forshadowed by the work of his people in earthly cities.
Keywords: Lifestyle Issues
Who cares for the homeless?
Jubilee Policy Group, February 1993
The problem of homelessness has become significantly more severe since 1985, not only in the numbers of people now sleeping on our streets but in the doubling of the 'hidden' homeless figures, especially the families housed in temporary accommodation. The scale of the housing crisis has huge economic implications not simply because housing is expensive...
Keywords: Lifestyle Issues
Eight questions of faith about Sundays
Michael Schluter, January 1990
In this short paper, Michael Schluter answers the following eight questions:
1. Why is Sunday different from the Old Testament Sabbath?
2. How did Jesus use His Sabbaths?
3. Did the apostles keep Sunday special?
4. What can we learn from OT Sabbath teaching?
5. Is legalism still a threat today?
6. Does God mind how we use our Sundays?
7. What are some practical tips on how to use our Sundays?
8. Could the Sunday issue be an instrument of revival in Britain?