Institutional reform and human flourishing post Covid-19

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.

What's different about the Seeds of Change Conference?

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.

Rev. Dr Craig Bartholomew

Theologian and Director, KLICE

Dr Patrick Dixon


Dr Sue Halliday

KLICE Fellow in Business, Marketing and Entrepreneurship, former Professor of Marketing, ARU

Peter Heslam

Director, Faith in Business

David Lee

Author and speaker

Dr David McIlroy

Barrister and Adjunct Professor in banking law, University of Notre Dame, USA

Dr Paul Mills


Elizabeth Oldfield

Director, Theos

Dr Eve Poole

Author and Third Church Estates Commissioner

Dr Russell Rook

Partner, Good Faith Partnership

Jenny Sinclair

Founder and Director, Together for the Common Good

Dr Chris Watkin

Lecturer, Monash University, Australia

Paul Williams

Director, Bible Society


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. 


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