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Featured: The Jubilee Roadmap

How should Christians approach the call to live out their faith in every area of life?

The Jubilee Roadmap offers a wealth of wisdom and insight to Christians seeking to be salt and light in today’s society. It suggests two alternative directions of travel for eight major themes: Family, Property, Community, Government, Finance and the Economy, Work and Rest, Welfare and Justice. One direction reflects the prevailing thinking based on individualism, while the other – the road less travelled – points towards a society based on good and just relationships.

Cambridge Papers

'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 ...

Artificial intelligence and simulated relationships

Summary Interactions with apparently human-like and ‘emotionally intelligent’ AIs are likely to become commonplace within the next ten ...

Are Christianity and society in conflict?

Men will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.[1] Help us to know you that we may truly love ...

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Jonathan Tame outlines three positive outcomes from Thursday's election, and three important ways that Christians can respond.

Reflecting on the 2019 General Election results

Jonathan Tame outlines three positive outcomes from Thursday's election, and three important ways that Christians can respond.

Nanotechnology, cryonics, gene-editing, mind uploading. Such technologies—both real and imagined—offer a rising hope that humans might ‘defeat’ death. Can followers of Jesus, who already believe in life after death, find common ground with technological optimists? How can these contemporary trends challenge and sharpen an understanding of resurrection? And what hope might Christian theology offer in return?

Speakers: Dr Rodica Mocan (Associate Professor of Cinematography and Media, Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca) and Fr. Dragos Herescu (Principal of the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies, Cambridge).

Resurrecting the Body: a technological Easter?

Nanotechnology, cryonics, gene-editing, mind uploading. Such technologies—both real and imagined—offer a rising hope that humans might ‘defeat’ death. Can followers of Jesus, who ...

In this talk given at the Social Reformers Summer School, Margot Hodson (Director at the John Ray Initiative) unpacks different perspectives on environmental ethics and how Christians can engage well with them.

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Environmental Ethics: Christian and Secular perspectives

In this talk given at the Social Reformers Summer School, Margot Hodson (Director at the John Ray Initiative) unpacks different perspectives on environmental ethics and how ...

 

In the Jubilee Centre's first Annual Lecture, David Nussbaum (CEO, the Elders, formerly CEO, WWF-UK) explores how we can eat together for the common good.

Annual Lecture: Eating Together and the Common Good

  In the Jubilee Centre's first Annual Lecture, David Nussbaum (CEO, the Elders, formerly CEO, WWF-UK) explores how we can eat together for the common good.  

In this talk given at the Social Reformers Summer School 2019, Prabhu Guptara provides an introduction to Relationism and Relational analytics in the context of Christian social reform.

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Introduction to Relationism and Relational Analytics

In this talk given at the Social Reformers Summer School 2019, Prabhu Guptara provides an introduction to Relationism and Relational analytics in the context of Christian social ...

By Hannah Eves, Katherine Martin and Andrew Phillips

In this presentation, given at the Social Reformers Summer School 2019, Hannah, Katherine and Andrew discuss their research on food, relationships and the environment from a biblical perspective.

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Thoughtful Eating

By Hannah Eves, Katherine Martin and Andrew Phillips In this presentation, given at the Social Reformers Summer School 2019, Hannah, Katherine and Andrew discuss their research on ...

In this talk from the Social Reformers Summer School 2019, Jonathan Tame unpacks the biblical foundations for social reform. He presents a biblical worldview for public engagement, articulates the importance of Biblical Law and offers some suggested principles for political economy.

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Discover more about biblical foundations for relational societies here

Biblical Foundations for Social Reform

In this talk from the Social Reformers Summer School 2019, Jonathan Tame unpacks the biblical foundations for social reform. He presents a biblical worldview for public ...

In this talk, given at the Social Reformers Summer School 2019, Jonathan Tame explores lessons from the life of Henry Dunant, founder of the Red Cross and winner of the first Nobel Peace Prize.

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Christian Social Reformers: Henry Dunant

In this talk, given at the Social Reformers Summer School 2019, Jonathan Tame explores lessons from the life of Henry Dunant, founder of the Red Cross and winner of the first ...

In this talk given at the Social Reformers Summer School 2019, Brendon Bromwich explores relational thinking and the environment.

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Relational Thinking and the Environmental Crisis

In this talk given at the Social Reformers Summer School 2019, Brendon Bromwich explores relational thinking and the environment. Find out more about the School here.

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Free-will is fundamental to our sense of wellbeing, and underwrites our sense of morality, our judicial system and the Judeo-Christian faith.

However, science has provided evidence that free-will may be an illusion. Whilst we may not be as free as we like to think, we can still make decisions that determine our character, relationships and future. 

This talk is based on Harvey McMahon's Cambridge Paper, available here.

Podcasts
How free is our free will? Reflections from a neuroscientist

Free-will is fundamental to our sense of wellbeing, and underwrites our sense of morality, our judicial system and the Judeo-Christian faith. However, science has provided ...

Alongside the release of our new book, Thoughtful Eating: A biblical perspective on food, relationships and the environment, we've produced a four-part companion podcast series, 'Eating Thoughtfully'.

The podcast series features interviews with some of the leading Christian thinkers and activists on food and the environment, including Ruth Valerio (Director of Global Advocacy, Tearfund), Professor Norman Wirzba (author of 'Food and Faith: A Theology of Eating') and Caroline Pomeroy (Director, Climate Stewards). It was written and produced by the 2019 participants of the Jubilee Centre's SAGE Graduate Programme, Hannah Eves, Katherine Martin and Andrew Phillips.

The four episodes are available below. They're also available on Apple Podcast and Google Play, just search 'Jubilee Centre'.

Episode 1: Introduction

Episode 2: ‘To till and to tend’ with Caroline Pomeroy

Episode 3: ‘Give us this day our daily bread’ with Norman Wirzba

Episode 4: ‘Eating joyfully, relationally and sustainably with Ruth Valerio

Podcasts
Podcast Series: Eating Thoughtfully

Alongside the release of our new book, Thoughtful Eating: A biblical perspective on food, relationships and the environment, we've produced a four-part companion podcast series, ...

Jonathan Tame unpacks the life of Henry Dunant, founder of the Red Cross. Dunant's story offers us many lessons for the work of Christian social reformers today.

Podcasts
Profile of a Social Reformer: Henry Dunant

Jonathan Tame unpacks the life of Henry Dunant, founder of the Red Cross. Dunant's story offers us many lessons for the work of Christian social reformers today.

A great number of Western Christians have laudably invested their time, money, and energy to confront the massive global challenge of religious persecution. Sadly, their effectiveness has too often been limited or undermined by several common mistakes.

This talk explores seven of these pitfalls and points to Christian principles that enable us to more effectively advance religious freedom for all.

Judd's goal in pointing out these dangers is not to condemn any particular organisation or tactical approach, but rather to commend a more considered, capacious, and constructive promotion of religious freedom.

This talk is based on Rodney Green's Cambridge Paper, available here.

Podcasts
Pitfalls in combatting persecution

A great number of Western Christians have laudably invested their time, money, and energy to confront the massive global challenge of religious persecution. Sadly, their ...

Jonathan Tame unpacks the biblical foundations for social reform. He presents a biblical worldview for public engagement, articulates the importance of biblical Law and offers some suggested principles for political economy.

Podcasts
Biblical Foundations for Social Reform

Jonathan Tame unpacks the biblical foundations for social reform. He presents a biblical worldview for public engagement, articulates the importance of biblical Law and offers ...

David Nussbaum was invited to give our first annual lecture.

He is CEO of The Elders (an independent group of global leaders working together for peace, justice and human rights founded by Nelson Mandela) and formerly CEO at WWF-UK and at Transparency International.

His lecture addressed the question, is there a way to eat that is good for me, good for others and good for the planet?

Podcasts
Annual Lecture 2019: Eating and the common good

David Nussbaum was invited to give our first annual lecture. He is CEO of The Elders (an independent group of global leaders working together for peace, justice and human rights ...

Knowing to whom we are accountable lies at the heart of integrity. Is it self, public opinion or God? We must distinguish self-referential integrity from a Christian understanding of integrity that is accountable to Christ. Integrity faces counter-currents and riptides capable of causing our scattered self to drift, sometimes to drown.

We will describe examples of these undercurrents to warn of their force; they are not always easy to discern and continually change direction and intensity to sweep us off our feet. We will also examine some of the flawed solutions that we fondly hope will be adequate to protect our integrity, but turn out to be a wholly inadequate selective moralism.

Finally, we will attempt to define the key ingredients of Christian integrity in terms of moral accountability, relational consistency and personal discipline.

This talk is based on Rodney Green's Cambridge Paper, available here.

Podcasts
Integrity in Public Leadership

Knowing to whom we are accountable lies at the heart of integrity. Is it self, public opinion or God? We must distinguish self-referential integrity from a Christian understanding ...

Sport is a distillation of the God-given impulse to play. With its tightly organised form and rules, it can become a world in its own—but it is also susceptible to corruption. How can we approach this complex topic from a biblical worldview?

This talk is based on Calum Samuelson's Cambridge Paper, available here.

Podcasts
Redeeming Sport?

Sport is a distillation of the God-given impulse to play. With its tightly organised form and rules, it can become a world in its own—but it is also susceptible to corruption. How ...

In this talk, given at the Social Reformers Summer School 2018, Baronness Julie Smith explores lessons from the life of prison reformer Elizabeth Fry.

Podcasts
Profile of a Social Reformer: Elizabeth Fry

In this talk, given at the Social Reformers Summer School 2018, Baronness Julie Smith explores lessons from the life of prison reformer Elizabeth Fry.

In this talk, given at the Social Reformers Summer School 2018, Philip Powell explores lessons from the life of Japanese social reformer Toyohiko Kagawa, otherwise known as 'The Saint in the Slums'.

Podcasts
Profile of a Social Reformer: Toyohiko Kagawa

In this talk, given at the Social Reformers Summer School 2018, Philip Powell explores lessons from the life of Japanese social reformer Toyohiko Kagawa, otherwise known as 'The ...

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Thoughtful perspectives on today's social, political and economic challenges

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?

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?

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?