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   Summary The outcome of the UK’s referendum on EU membership has highlighted deep divisions within the ...

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

This week the Jubilee Centre team unpacks Harriet Sherwood’s article ‘Bishops turn on Boris Johnson for defending Dominic Cummings.’ It’s a tale that involves drives to Durham, prime ministerial (non-)apologies and tweeting Bishops. But really, it’s a conversation about trust. As ever, we ask, how can we think biblically about this issue? And how should Christians lead in the public square?

Harriet Sherwood’s article: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/may/25/bishops-turn-on-boris-johnson-for-defending-dominic-cummings

Further articles:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/05/25/indignation-cowardly-bishops-cummings-bizarre/

https://premierchristian.news/en/news/article/bishops-get-death-threats-for-criticising-dominic-cummings

Recorded on Wednesday 27th May 2020

Podcasts
Everyone’s talking about Dominic Cummings

This week the Jubilee Centre team unpacks Harriet Sherwood’s article ‘Bishops turn on Boris Johnson for defending Dominic Cummings.’ It’s a tale that involves drives to Durham, ...

This week the Jubilee Centre team unpacks Freddie Sayers’s article ‘Which epidemiologist do you believe?’ It’s a conversation that explores how we frame the pandemic based on our understanding of the telos of society. As ever, we ask, how can we think biblically about this issue? Specifically, can 2 Samuel 24 offer us insight into leadership and disaster?

Freddie Sayers’s article: https://unherd.com/2020/04/which-epidemiologist-do-you-believe/

Recorded on Tuesday 28th April 2020 as part of our Podcasts during the Lockdown series

Podcasts
The economy versus human life: have we oversimplified the debate?

This week the Jubilee Centre team unpacks Freddie Sayers’s article ‘Which epidemiologist do you believe?’ It’s a conversation that explores how we frame the pandemic based on our ...

This week the Jubilee Centre team unpacks George Monbiot’s article ‘The horror films got it wrong. This virus has turned us into caring neighbours’. It’s a discussion that explores the limits of the state and the good instinct towards neighbourly action. As ever, we ask, how can we think biblically about these issues? And, specifically, what insight can we gain from a biblical view of human nature?

George Monbiot’s article: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/mar/31/virus-neighbours-covid-19

Recorded on Tuesday 21st April 2020 as part of our Podcasts during the Lockdown series

Podcasts
Pandemic response: the limits of the state, social conscience and love for neighbour

This week the Jubilee Centre team unpacks George Monbiot’s article ‘The horror films got it wrong. This virus has turned us into caring neighbours’. It’s a discussion that ...

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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?