Politics and Government

The Bible warns of centralised power, so government should be distributed.  How do we encourage politics for the common good: government that ensures freedom, justice and flourishing while defending the most vulnerable members of society?

Featured: Brexit Resources

We’re committed to a nonpartisan, balanced, biblically-grounded approach to Britain’s departure from the European Union.

Brexit is an issue that touches our nation’s political, economic and social life, and can be approached in good conscience from different perspectives which lead to different conclusions. These resources offer a range of approaches from authors with different political positions, but all seek to reflect on our relationship with the EU from a faithful, biblical position.

Cambridge Papers

Pitfalls in combatting persecution

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

Integration, assimilation and British values

 Invested citizenship and 21st century ‘belonging’   Summary This paper proposes a new approach to citizenship in the UK. It tracks the ...

Brexit in a fractured Europe

by Paul Mills and Michael Schluter [su_button ...

Videos

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.

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 Judd Birdsall's Cambridge Paper, available to read online here

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 ...

This seminar on Christian engagement with politics with given by Gareth Wallace, Director of the Conservative Christian Fellowship at the Social Reformers Summer School 2018.

Find out more about the School here 

Social Reformers Summer School: Politics Seminar

This seminar on Christian engagement with politics with given by Gareth Wallace, Director of the Conservative Christian Fellowship at the Social Reformers Summer School 2018. Find ...

Podcasts

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 ...

In the past 40 years, we've dealt with questions of identity, citizenship and ‘Britishness’, in a way that highlights the systemic difficulties encountered when trying to create a sense of common identity.

Sean Oliver Dee proposes a new approach to the issue with ‘Invested Citizenship’, a form of citizenship in which, Christians can (and should) play an active part.

This talk is based on Sean Oliver Dee's Cambridge Paper, available to read here.

Podcasts
Integration, Assimilation and Fundamental British Values

In the past 40 years, we've dealt with questions of identity, citizenship and ‘Britishness’, in a way that highlights the systemic difficulties encountered when trying to create a ...

It is often difficult to discern the connections between Old Testament ethics and our contemporary situation. However, the church should be confident in the Old Testament as a rich ethical resource containing wisdom which can speak to present problems of public policy and the organisation of political society more generally. 


Christopher J H Wright - Part 1:
T
he Revd Dr. Wright speaks on the hermeneutical issues of how we can understand and apply Old Testament ethics as Christians today. 

Dr Michael Schluter - Part 2:
Michael Schluter suggests practical ways in which Old Testament ethics can provide innovative and wise insights for public life in the UK today.

Recorded at the National Club, London.

Podcasts
'Your statutes are my delight': Old Testament Ethics & Political Practice

It is often difficult to discern the connections between Old Testament ethics and our contemporary situation. However, the church should be confident in the Old Testament as a ...

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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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Arts & Popular Culture

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?

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

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Family & Sexual Ethics

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

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Science & Technology

How can science and technology serve true human flourishing?

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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?