The Seeds of Change conference is a series of events over five days from 4.00pm - 5.30pm (GMT) each day, which bring together thinkers, commentators and practitioners to consider what kind of institutional reforms should be pursued following the huge turmoil and disruption of Covid-19.
The focus will be on debt, the purpose of business and the role of civil society – themes that three task forces set up by Jubilee Centre have been exploring over the last few months. We'll look beyond responding to immediate needs over the coming months, important though that is, to the possibility of long term social transformation.
The purpose of the conference is to cast a vision for human flourishing in the post-Covid context, explore what institutional reform could look like in practice, and mobilise people to get involved in local and national initiatives.
A distinctive thread running through the conference is exploring what part the Christian faith can play in all this. The consensus that thinks faith should be excluded from public debate and relegated to the private realm is crumbling. So what contribution can Christian ideas, values or communities make at this pivotal moment in history?
The conference is organised by Jubilee Centre and endorsed by Bible Society, CARE, Christians in Politics, Evangelical Alliance, EEA, Faith in Business, Good Faith Partnership, KLICE, LICC, Theos and Together for the Common Good.
Monday 16th November:
Grave new world - contours of a post-Covid landscape
Tuesday 17th November:
Is there life after debt? How to avoid drowning future generations
Wednesday 18th November:
Transforming the purpose of business - the way to renewed legitimacy?
Thursday 19th November:
Reviving civil society - can a new social covenant save democracy?
Friday 20th November:
Seeds of Change - creating a new story
We're pleased to welcome a fantastic line up of speakers to the conference. More names to be announced shortly.
The conference is a series of events running across one week in November. There will be an online event each day from 16:00 - 17:30 (GMT) from Monday 16th November to Friday 20th November.
Cost: The conference is free to attend - we believe in the power of great ideas and want to make these events as widely available as possible.
Registration: You can register for the conference by filling out the registration form below. Participants are welcome to join for just one session or attend each day.
If you have any further questions regarding the Seeds of Change conference, please contact us.
The Jubilee Centre is in the bridge building business, seeking to connect the world of the Bible with the world of contemporary society. Biblical scholars often fail to connect with the modern world. Social reformers often fail to take the Bible seriously. The Jubilee Centre has a fine track record in avoiding both dangers.
Rev Dr Chris Wright, International Director of the Langham Partnership
Most Christian organisations are weakly Christian in their thinking, not sufficiently thought through, but your approach actually works, and can be shared with Muslims, Sikhs and Hindus on a global platform. I cannot think of any other organisation in the world that does these things...
- Paul Williams, Executive Director, Bible Society
I thank God for a group of people who have committed their time and gifts to working with such rigour in the interface between Biblical revelation and contemporary social challenges.
- Rodney Green CBE, CBE, former Chief Executive of Leicester City Council
Jubilee Centre's Relational Thinking is not just a good paradigm; it is the only counter paradigm that European Christianity can bring forward in the battle of ideas with individualism. If we don’t bring this big idea, backed up by thorough research, as a cultural alternative, then we’ll be on the defensive for ever.
- Johannes de Jong, Manager, European Christian Political Foundation
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