Economy and Business

In the 21st century, capitalism reigns, yet it is increasingly unfit for purpose. How can we re-imagine the economic system? The Bible envisages a relational economy offering financial stability, economic justice and social cohesion.

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This new resource provides a biblical perspective on the the ethics of remuneration.

A CEO is paid hundreds of times more than the ‘everyday workers’ in their own company. The market seems to allow it, but is it morally right? This report proposes a biblical framework for exploring remuneration, which has three major components – justice, dignity and reward. 

Cambridge Papers

Surveillance Capitalism: the hidden costs of the digital revolution

  June 2021 By Jonathan Ebsworth, Samuel Johns, and Mike Dodson     We are in the midst of a digitally-enabled industrial revolution. As ...

After the virus: is it time for a debt ‘jubilee’?

By Paul Mills     The concept of a societal cancellation of debt has an ancient heritage that includes the seven-year cycle of debt ...

'Birds have nests': Biblical reflections on the housing crisis

By David Corbett     ‘... I hope it might help reclaim the very purpose of housing – as the basis for community, and a foundation for human ...

Videos

The Covid-19 pandemic has ushered in an acceleration in the adoption of technology. From basic services - such as online grocery shopping, Amazon deliveries, Zoom conferencing, FaceTime and Deliveroo - to the rapid rise of personalised digital services - including online GP appointments, Covid test QR codes, and even vaccination passports - we are witnessing the rapid digitisation of life, changing public consciousness, and acceptance of new technologies in the last two years. Where is this breakneck innovation leading us?

In this session we shed light on three specific areas of interest in this new world: health and data, Surveillance Capitalism, and avenues for practical action. These avenues look at institutional reform, as well as changing our habits to develop a ‘rule of life’ that ensures we are the masters of our technology, not the other way round.

You can find other videos from the 2021 Seeds of Change conference here.

Seeds of Change 2021 Day 4: Mastered by Technology?

The Covid-19 pandemic has ushered in an acceleration in the adoption of technology. From basic services - such as online grocery shopping, Amazon deliveries, Zoom conferencing, ...

Some businesses have thrived through the pandemic, while others have floundered; of those, some have been able to access government funding, and some not and have gone under. What role does business play in wider society? If businesses receive public support, what do they contribute in return for the good of society?

This session explored the social purpose of business and considered how companies can incorporate social purpose into the heart of what they do and how they do it.

You can find other videos from the 2021 Seeds of Change conference here.

Seeds of Change 2021 Day 2: Four Good Reasons to Go Into Business

Some businesses have thrived through the pandemic, while others have floundered; of those, some have been able to access government funding, and some not and have gone under. What ...

National policy responses to the Covid-19 pandemic have prompted dramatically higher levels of government borrowing in several higher-income countries, financed by further rounds of central bank asset purchases (QE). In the wings, Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) is tempting finance ministers with the notion that government borrowing can be almost limitless – provided it doesn’t cause inflation, but is it really the solution for government finance?

What about debt on the opposite end of society, at the household level? We hear about a campaign to cancel Covid-related debt and from an organisation supporting people who are drowning in debt.

You can find other videos from the 2021 Seeds of Change conference here.

Seeds of Change 2021 Day 1: Government Deficits, QE Forever and the 'Magic Money Tree'

National policy responses to the Covid-19 pandemic have prompted dramatically higher levels of government borrowing in several higher-income countries, financed by further rounds ...

Podcasts

Paul Mills continues the 2010 series of three London Lectures by 'Thinking Relationally about Finance'.

Podcasts
Thinking Relationally about Finance

Paul Mills continues the 2010 series of three London Lectures by 'Thinking Relationally about Finance'.

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.

Podcasts
The rise of the new slavery: battling debt in the 21st century

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 ...

From our January 2008 climate conference, Jubilee Centre's Founder asks what growth means and whether we need it anyway.

Podcasts
What does growth mean & do we need it anyway?

From our January 2008 climate conference, Jubilee Centre's Founder asks what growth means and whether we need it anyway.

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Reconsidering our fundamental beliefs and assumptions about the world.

Politics & Government

Politics & Government

How do we encourage politics for the common good?

Arts & Popular Culture

Arts & Popular Culture

Making room for artists to challenge the way we see God and the world.

Welfare

Welfare

How can we rethink welfare as more than just a political issue?

Environment

Environment

Today’s environmental issues are theological and relational at heart.

Family & Sexual Ethics

Family & Sexual Ethics

How do we strengthen the basic unit of society: the extended family?

Science & Technology

Science & Technology

How can science and technology serve true human flourishing?

Economy & Business

Economy & Business

Building relational economies for financial stability, economic justice and social cohesion.

Local Church & Community

Local Church & Community

How can relational churches thrive with a mission to transform their communities?

Worldview & Ideologies

Worldview & Ideologies

Reconsidering our fundamental beliefs and assumptions about the world.

Politics & Government

Politics & Government

How do we encourage politics for the common good?

Arts & Popular Culture

Arts & Popular Culture

Making room for artists to challenge the way we see God and the world.

Welfare

Welfare

How can we rethink welfare as more than just a political issue?

Environment

Environment

Today’s environmental issues are theological and relational at heart.

Family & Sexual Ethics

Family & Sexual Ethics

How do we strengthen the basic unit of society: the extended family?

Science & Technology

Science & Technology

How can science and technology serve true human flourishing?

Economy & Business

Economy & Business

Building relational economies for financial stability, economic justice and social cohesion.

Local Church & Community

Local Church & Community

How can relational churches thrive with a mission to transform their communities?