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

We are in the midst of a digitally-enabled industrial revolution. As with all previous revolutions, this one is attended by by both benefits and perils.

This online live presentation of our latest Cambridge Paper, "Surveillance Capitalism: the hidden costs of the digital revolution" describes and examines the business model called "Surveillance Capitalism" and demonstrates its intrinsic dependence on deception, addiction and exploitation. 

The authors of the report - Jonathan Ebsworth, Samuel Johns and Mike Dodson - also suggest practical responses that individuals and communities can take to face these challenges with hope and assurance. 

To read the original paper click here.

Cambridge Papers Live: Surveillance Capitalism

We are in the midst of a digitally-enabled industrial revolution. As with all previous revolutions, this one is attended by by both benefits and perils. This online live ...

UK housing prices have risen faster than wages since the mid-1990s, leading to a reduced ability of young people to live in secure homes, and a housing affordability crisis. Cambridge Paper author David Corbett shows that, by emphasising the concepts of ‘stewardship’ and ‘home’, there are opportunities for Christians to make a significant contribution in addressing the housing crisis.

A response is given by Chris Beales from the Archbishop of Canterbury's Commission on Housing, Church and Community.

You can read the Cambridge Paper that provides the basis for this talk here.

Cambridge Papers Live: Birds Have Nests

UK housing prices have risen faster than wages since the mid-1990s, leading to a reduced ability of young people to live in secure homes, and a housing affordability crisis. ...

This is an online presentation and discussion of the Cambridge Paper, After The Virus: is it time for a debt 'jubilee'?, by the author of the report, Paul Mills.

Debt forgiveness is back in fashion and may be about to become 'all the rage'. Given the virus-induced economic slump of 2020-21, the idea of substantive debt relief is being revived as a way to alleviate financial burdens on stressed households, companies and governments. However, the benefits of these proposals need to be weighed against the costs and injustices of changing the 'rules of the financial game' retrospectively. The concept of a societal cancellation of debt has an ancient heritage that includes the seven-year system of debt elimination found in biblical law. What should Christians think about the growing consensus that there should be some kind of global debt write-off?

You can read the Cambridge Paper that provides the basis for this talk here.

Cambridge Papers Live: After The Virus

This is an online presentation and discussion of the Cambridge Paper, After The Virus: is it time for a debt 'jubilee'?, by the author of the report, Paul Mills. Debt forgiveness ...

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

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

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How can science and technology serve true human flourishing?

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

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

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Reconsidering our fundamental beliefs and assumptions about the world.

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How do we encourage politics for the common good?

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

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

Environment

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

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

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How can science and technology serve true human flourishing?

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

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