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Money Cant Fix Everything

Money Can't Fix Everything

This new report by Matt N. Williams demonstrates that family dysfunction is a key driver in poverty and, because of this, healthier families are a big part of the solution. This work presents a compelling biblical case for the crucial role family households play in tackling poverty.
Money Cant Fix Everything

Money Can't Fix Everything

This new report by Matt N. Williams demonstrates that family dysfunction is a key driver in poverty and, because of this, healthier families are a big part of the solution. This work presents a compelling biblical case for the crucial role family households play in tackling poverty.
Just Pay: A biblical perspective on the ethics of remuneration

Just Pay: A biblical perspective on the ethics of remuneration

This report proposes a biblical framework for exploring remuneration, which has three major components – justice, dignity and reward.
Just Pay: A biblical perspective on the ethics of remuneration

Just Pay: A biblical perspective on the ethics of remuneration

This report proposes a biblical framework for exploring remuneration, which has three major components – justice, dignity and reward.
Artificially Intelligent?

Artificially Intelligent? The myths, realities and trajectories of AI

This booklet dispels some of the sensationalism around Artificial Intelligence, asking instead how a fresh understanding of humanity can shape the trajectory of AI development.
Confederal Europe: Strong Nations, Strong Union

Confederal Europe: Strong Nations, Strong Union

This report sets out a vision for a confederal Europe that promotes neither a withdrawal from the European project, nor a headlong and premature rush toward full political integration, but rather the development of ever closer relationships between independent states.
Thinking Critically About AI

Thinking Critically About AI

This report seeks primarily to provide clarity and encouragement in the midst of dialogue about AI and robotics that seems increasingly confused, contradictory, inaccessible, and provocative.
The Rise of the Machines

The Rise of the Machines: Preparing for the revolution in robotics and artificial intelligence

In light of the coming revolution in robotics and artificial intelligence, this discussion paper looks to examine some current trends in robotics and artificial intelligence and the social implications of these trends.
The Steering Wheel

The Steering Wheel: Confronting the ideologies driving the West

The Steering Wheel is a new research paper that examines afresh the four major ideologies driving Western culture and society, and proposes a relationships-focused strategy to subvert these trends.
Shining in the Sun

Shining in the Sun: A biblical vision for city transformation

This booklet is written for people who are committed to seeing the good news of Jesus make a deep and lasting difference to every aspect of their cities.
Shining in the Sun

Shining in the Sun: A biblical vision for city transformation

This booklet is written for people who are committed to seeing the good news of Jesus make a deep and lasting difference to every aspect of their cities.
Social Media

Thinking Biblically About... Social Media

For Christians, there are questions about how we engage with social media and allow them to impact our lives – and particularly how they affect our relationships with God and other people.
Social Media

Thinking Biblically About... Social Media

For Christians, there are questions about how we engage with social media and allow them to impact our lives – and particularly how they affect our relationships with God and other people.
The Enduring Power of Vocation

The Enduring Power of Vocation

This paper will offer suggestions for how a doctrine of vocation can transform our perceptions of employment today. It is crucial to review how our understandings of work and service have evolved in the past 500 years
The Enduring Power of Vocation

The Enduring Power of Vocation

This paper will offer suggestions for how a doctrine of vocation can transform our perceptions of employment today. It is crucial to review how our understandings of work and service have evolved in the past 500 years
Two perspectives on Christian social engagement

Two perspectives on Christian social engagement

A group of senior Christian leaders from business, politics, the Church and civil society met in Caux, Switzerland, to explore the decline of personal and corporate responsibility across Europe and the intellectual and spiritual causes of this trend.
Two perspectives on Christian social engagement

Two perspectives on Christian social engagement

A group of senior Christian leaders from business, politics, the Church and civil society met in Caux, Switzerland, to explore the decline of personal and corporate responsibility across Europe and the intellectual and spiritual causes of this trend.
Crumbling Foundations

Crumbling Foundations: a biblical critique of modern money

Crumbling Foundations is an excellent primer on what money is, and what we mean by 'the monetary system'. It makes something enormously complex much easier to grasp, and suggests several practical options for monetary reform.
The Resilient Business

The Resilient Business: embedding Christian values in your company's DNA

How do we move from individually living out Christian values at work to embedding a Christian ethos at the heart of our organisations? And how do we make sure that ethos really sticks, especially in times of change and challenge, to create resilient companies?
Thinking Biblically About... Family

Thinking Biblically About... Family

How can the Bible inform our approach to family? In the Bible, we see how God intended the extended family to be the basic unit of society, a source of lifelong economic provision and support, the foundation of welfare and the primary source of personal and religious identity.
Thinking Biblically About... Family

Thinking Biblically About... Family

How can the Bible inform our approach to family? In the Bible, we see how God intended the extended family to be the basic unit of society, a source of lifelong economic provision and support, the foundation of welfare and the primary source of personal and religious identity.
Thinking Biblically About... Food

Thinking Biblically About... Food

This pamphlet outlines the array of forces at work which together influence our ideas and lifestyle around food in high income countries. These include advertising and marketing by food companies, our obsession with image, sedentary lifestyles and the vicious cycle around eating disorders.
Thinking Biblically About... Surveillance

Thinking Biblically About... Surveillance

This pamphlet in our TBA series explores the insights that the Bible offers for questions of privacy and surveillance, by government and corporations as well as hackers.
Thinking Biblically About... Consumerism

Thinking Biblically About... Consumerism

This pamphlet in our TBA series explores a biblical approach to identity and the way that consumerism encourages us to shape our faith, along with everything else, around ourselves.
Thinking Biblically About... Sex

Thinking Biblically About... Sex

This pamphlet takes a holistic and biblical view of sex. It argues that our consumer culture's emphasis on freedom is at odds with the emphasis on faithful and supportive relationships of all kinds.
'Thinking Biblically About...' series

'Thinking Biblically About...' series

These brochures are designed and written as an introduction to issues for Christians in public leadership, for use by small groups in church, and for students wanting to consider hot topics from a biblical viewpoint.
'Thinking Biblically About...' series

'Thinking Biblically About...' series

These brochures are designed and written as an introduction to issues for Christians in public leadership, for use by small groups in church, and for students wanting to consider hot topics from a biblical viewpoint.
'Thinking Biblically About...' series

'Thinking Biblically About...' series

These brochures are designed and written as an introduction to issues for Christians in public leadership, for use by small groups in church, and for students wanting to consider hot topics from a biblical viewpoint.
Thinking Biblically About... Poverty

Thinking Biblically About... Poverty

These brochures are designed and written as an introduction to issues for Christians in public leadership, for use by small groups in church, and for students wanting to consider hot topics from a biblical viewpoint.
Thinking Biblically About... Poverty

Thinking Biblically About... Poverty

These brochures are designed and written as an introduction to issues for Christians in public leadership, for use by small groups in church, and for students wanting to consider hot topics from a biblical viewpoint.
Thinking Biblically About... Poverty

Thinking Biblically About... Poverty

These brochures are designed and written as an introduction to issues for Christians in public leadership, for use by small groups in church, and for students wanting to consider hot topics from a biblical viewpoint.
Thinking Biblically About... Immigration

Thinking Biblically About... Immigration

This pamphlet seeks to unpack biblical insights into different categories of immigrant, and how there were to be treated. It also looks at the overall framework of justice.
Thinking Biblically About... Immigration

Thinking Biblically About... Immigration

This pamphlet seeks to unpack biblical insights into different categories of immigrant, and how there were to be treated. It also looks at the overall framework of justice.
Thinking Biblically About... Democracy

Thinking Biblically About... Democracy

This pamphlet notes that many different forms of government are described in the Bible, and the injustices of kings and rulers is frequently exposed. It then describes how government was established in ancient Israel in a limited, decentralised way.
Thinking Biblically About... The Environment

Thinking Biblically About... The Environment

This pamphlet explores the impact of industrial growth and typical consumer lifestyles not only on the earth which God has entrusted to us as stewards, but also on the lives of the poorest people.
Immigration and Justice

Immigration and Justice: How local churches can change the debate on immigration in Britain

The effects of multiculturalism and the EU’s policy on free movement have led many people to support stricter controls on immigration. How should Christians respond to this, and what is the church’s primary contribution today?
Immigration and Justice

Immigration and Justice: How local churches can change the debate on immigration in Britain

The effects of multiculturalism and the EU’s policy on free movement have led many people to support stricter controls on immigration. How should Christians respond to this, and what is the church’s primary contribution today?
Thinking Biblically About... Everything

Thinking Biblically About... Everything

In this brief pamphlet of 2,000 words, we try to summarise some of the key principles for biblical interpretation which we have been learning in the Jubilee Centre over the last 30 years.
Thinking Biblically About... Sunday

Thinking Biblically About... Sunday

The Sunday pamphlet in our 'Thinking Biblically About...' series explores why one day in seven was designed to be special, and the consequences of departing from this biblical norm.
Thinking Biblically About... Debt & Interest

Thinking Biblically About... Debt & Interest

This pamphlet gives an overview of biblical teaching about debt at the personal level, and explores how what we see as a lifestyle convenience is really a form of slavery which can draw people unwittingly into a spiral of poverty and fear.
Thinking Biblically About... Debt & Interest

Thinking Biblically About... Debt & Interest

This pamphlet gives an overview of biblical teaching about debt at the personal level, and explores how what we see as a lifestyle convenience is really a form of slavery which can draw people unwittingly into a spiral of poverty and fear.
The Relational Master: ten studies in Mark

The Relational Master: Ten Studies in Mark

The purpose of these bible studies is to throw light on how Jesus demonstrates for us what it means to love God and to love our neighbour perfectly.
The Jubilee Roadmap: A biblical foundation for relational societies

The Jubilee Roadmap: A biblical foundation for relational societies

The Jubilee Roadmap shows two alternative directions of travel for eight major themes in biblical law: Family, Property, Community, Government, Finance and the Economy, Welfare, Rest, and Justice.
The Jubilee Roadmap: A biblical foundation for relational societies

The Jubilee Roadmap: A biblical foundation for relational societies

The Jubilee Roadmap shows two alternative directions of travel for eight major themes in biblical law: Family, Property, Community, Government, Finance and the Economy, Welfare, Rest, and Justice.
The Jubilee Roadmap: A biblical foundation for relational societies

The Jubilee Roadmap: A biblical foundation for relational societies

The Jubilee Roadmap shows two alternative directions of travel for eight major themes in biblical law: Family, Property, Community, Government, Finance and the Economy, Welfare, Rest, and Justice.
The Jubilee Roadmap: A biblical foundation for relational societies

The Jubilee Roadmap: A biblical foundation for relational societies

The Jubilee Roadmap shows two alternative directions of travel for eight major themes in biblical law: Family, Property, Community, Government, Finance and the Economy, Welfare, Rest, and Justice.
The Jubilee Roadmap: A biblical foundation for relational societies

The Jubilee Roadmap: A biblical foundation for relational societies

The Jubilee Roadmap shows two alternative directions of travel for eight major themes in biblical law: Family, Property, Community, Government, Finance and the Economy, Welfare, Rest, and Justice.
The Political use of the Bible in Early Modern Britain

The Political use of the Bible in Early Modern Britain by Dr. Gai Ferdon

This study shows that there are no easy answers when it comes to reading the Bible politically. Yet we also find evidence of deep and serious engagement with the Bible, and see how the reflecting on the Old and New Testaments was once an integral part of European political thinking.
The Political use of the Bible in Early Modern Britain

The Political use of the Bible in Early Modern Britain by Dr. Gai Ferdon

This study shows that there are no easy answers when it comes to reading the Bible politically. Yet we also find evidence of deep and serious engagement with the Bible, and see how the reflecting on the Old and New Testaments was once an integral part of European political thinking.
Education in the Bible - a starting point for discussion by Guy Brandon

Education in the Bible - a starting point for discussion

This draft report summarises our research to date on education in the Bible. Starting from first principles, it aims to shed light on how education is approached in the Bible, including the vital question of its ultimate purpose.
Education in the Bible - a starting point for discussion by Guy Brandon

Education in the Bible - a starting point for discussion

This draft report summarises our research to date on education in the Bible. Starting from first principles, it aims to shed light on how education is approached in the Bible, including the vital question of its ultimate purpose.
From Generation 2 Generation

From Generation 2 Generation

This book is a fully updated and revised edition of From Generation to Generation, a work written 20 years ago. It explores the hardships facing older people and their carers in the UK today, before re-evaluating these through a biblical lens.
Jubilee Lifestyle Leaders Notes by Guy Brandon

Jubilee Lifestyle Leaders Notes by Guy Brandon

Jubilee Lifestyle’s radical approach is grounded in the Bible’s central principles of love for God and love for neighbour. Contains everything needed to run the course in your church!
Jubilee Lifestyle Users Guide

Jubilee Lifestyle Discipleship Course by Guy Brandon

Designed to serve as a follow-up course to popular seeker courses such as Christianity Explored and Alpha, the set of studies has already proved popular at churches that trialled early drafts.
The Big Society in Context: A means to what end?

The Big Society in Context: A means to what end?

Research by the Jubilee Centre reveals how the Big Society is ultimately intended to be the solution to the social problems of what Conservatives were describing before the 2010 general election as ‘Broken Britain’, but this has not been well publicised.
The Big Society in Context: A means to what end?

The Big Society in Context: A means to what end?

Research by the Jubilee Centre reveals how the Big Society is ultimately intended to be the solution to the social problems of what Conservatives were describing before the 2010 general election as ‘Broken Britain’, but this has not been well publicised.
Overview of Christian involvement

Overview of Christian involvement in the establishment of new financial institutions in the 18th and 19th centuries

This paper seeks to establish that Christians have a rich heritage in establishing financial institutions during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries which brought about many economic and social benefits to the nation.
Overview of Christian involvement

Overview of Christian involvement in the establishment of new financial institutions in the 18th and 19th centuries

This paper seeks to establish that Christians have a rich heritage in establishing financial institutions during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries which brought about many economic and social benefits to the nation.
Sustaining Democracy by Phillip Sampson

Sustaining Democracy by Phillip Sampson

Philip Sampson argues for the dis-establishment of a ‘secular’ religion, the opening of the public sphere to a prophetic Christian understanding of tolerance towards all religions and wonders whether the tools for renewal of Western democracy could lie in the hands of the still vibrant Church in Africa, Asia and South America.
Sustaining Democracy by Phillip Sampson

Sustaining Democracy by Phillip Sampson

Philip Sampson argues for the dis-establishment of a ‘secular’ religion, the opening of the public sphere to a prophetic Christian understanding of tolerance towards all religions and wonders whether the tools for renewal of Western democracy could lie in the hands of the still vibrant Church in Africa, Asia and South America.
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Towards an understanding of Jesus by Christopher Pain

This report argues that given Jesus' teaching about the priority of relationships, we have much to gain from studying how Jesus conducted his own relationships. This paper makes suggestions as to the method by which the gospel accounts can be studied so as to open up more fully their relational insights.
The Measure of all things?

The Measure of all things? by Nick Spencer

This paper examines how money has become the only widely accepted yardstick for value in modern Britain and seeks a biblical alternative to our increasingly money-centred culture.
Apolitical animal? by Nick Spencer

Apolitical animal? by Nick Spencer

There is still a real need for the public to connect with, but also reshape, mainstream politics. Apolitical Animal? offers a Biblical perspective on this important issue. The political structure of Ancient Israel was necessarily very different to that of twenty-first-century Britain but still has much to teach us.
Where do we go from here? by Nick Spencer

Where do we go from here? by Nick Spencer

Where do we go from here? offers a biblical perspective on our modern mobility and suggests that to build strong relationships and communities we need to rediscover the meaning and value of roots.
Health and the Nation by Nick Spencer

Health and the Nation by Nick Spencer

The NHS has become an icon of post-war Britain but seems to be in a state of perpetual crisis. Is there a distinctive Christian response to this issue?
Biblical perspectives on health and healthcare relationships

Biblical perspectives on health and healthcare relationships

This report is written primarily for Christians working in the health service and its intention is to provide them with biblical insight concerning the current difficulties that they are experiencing as health care professionals.
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The City in the Bible: a relational perspective

Cities like human beings do not get a very good press in the Bible. Their origins were in sin, rebellion and violence, and they continued in this vein. However it appears that God has a redemptive plan for urban life, which will only be completed with the unveiling of the New Jerusalem.
Relational Justice by Nicola Baker & Jonathan Burnside

Relational Justice by Nicola Baker & Jonathan Burnside

Relational Justice grew out of a concern to re-examine the meaning of justice in the light of biblical teaching, and to identify the relevance of Christian principles to our criminal justice system. Relational Justice highlights many neglected aspects of justice.
Relational Justice by Nicola Baker & Jonathan Burnside

Relational Justice by Nicola Baker & Jonathan Burnside

Relational Justice grew out of a concern to re-examine the meaning of justice in the light of biblical teaching, and to identify the relevance of Christian principles to our criminal justice system. Relational Justice highlights many neglected aspects of justice.
Word on wealth by Christopher Townsend

Word on wealth by Christopher Townsend

Living in a materialistic age poses numerous challenges for Christians. Not only is there the challenge to our purse, but the challenge of apparent conflicts which often lie unresolved. How do we balance prudence with generosity? How do we know if wealth is a blessing to be enjoyed or an idol to be avoided?
Word on wealth by Christopher Townsend

Word on wealth by Christopher Townsend

Living in a materialistic age poses numerous challenges for Christians. Not only is there the challenge to our purse, but the challenge of apparent conflicts which often lie unresolved. How do we balance prudence with generosity? How do we know if wealth is a blessing to be enjoyed or an idol to be avoided?
Reactivating the Extended Family

Reactivating the extended family by Michael Schluter and Roy Clements

The aim of this paper is to demonstrate the importance and feasibility of applying Old Testament teaching on socio-economic issues to contemporary western societies.
Reactivating the Extended Family

Reactivating the extended family by Michael Schluter and Roy Clements

The aim of this paper is to demonstrate the importance and feasibility of applying Old Testament teaching on socio-economic issues to contemporary western societies.
Why Keep Sunday Special

Why Keep Sunday Special by Christopher Townsend and Michael Schluter

Is Sunday trading an issue that matters? This booklet argues that it matters profoundly, not just for Christians but for society as a whole. It examines first the biblical case of special interest to Christians.

Biblical reflections on the housing crisis

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. There are opportunities for Christians to make a significant contribution in addressing the housing crisis.

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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?