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Institutional reform and human flourishing post Covid-19

The Seeds of Change conference was a series of events over five days from 4.00pm - 5.30pm (GMT) each day, which brought together thinkers, commentators and practitioners to consider what kind of institutional reforms should be pursued following the huge turmoil and disruption of Covid-19.

A distinctive thread running through the conference was exploring what part the Christian faith could play in the Covid moment. The consensus that thinks faith should be excluded from public debate and relegated to the private realm is crumbling. So what contribution could Christian ideas, values or communities make at this pivotal moment in history?

The conference was organised by Jubilee Centre and endorsed by Bible Society, CARE, Christians in Politics, Evangelical Alliance, EEA, Faith in Business, Good Faith Partnership, KLICE, LICC, Sallux, Theos and Together for the Common Good.

It was being put on with the generous support of the Rushworth Charitable Trust.

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Access the conference recordings

All events from the week's conference were recorded and have now been uploaded to Jubilee Centre's YouTube channel. You can watch at your own pace - and if you like what you see, why not forward the links to a friend?

You loved the conference, but what next?

It's all very well to share big ideas about debt, business and civil society, but how can we keep moving forward?

Here are three practical suggestions for how you can be involved with Seeds of Change moving forward:

1. Donate

Thanks to some generous supporters, the conference was made available free of charge. But we'd love to invest in Seeds of Change as an ongoing project. As vaccines become available and the world tries to return to the status quo, it's more important than ever that Christians are well-prepared to work for a better future. Your gift could help us put on future events, training or taskforces around key issues.

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2. Get involved

Have you been inspired by these events? Do you have some suggestions or ideas for us to consider? Would you like to be involved in future initiatives for social reform? If so, please take a few minutes to answer some brief questions that will help us connect with you.

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3. Discover a biblical worldview for yourself

Perhaps you're new to some of these ideas around the Bible and public life? We run a flexible online course that will help you grow in confidence as you connect your faith to social, economic and political issues in the world today.

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Programme

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

Speakers and Panellists

We're pleased to welcome a fantastic line up of panellists to the conference:

Archbishop Angaelos

Archbishop of London, Coptic Orthodox Church

Rev. Dr Craig Bartholomew

Theologian and Director, KLICE

Prof John Coffey

Professor of History, University of Leicester

Dr Patrick Dixon

Chairman of Global Change Ltd, futurist and author

Dr Sue Halliday

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

Dr Peter Heslam

Director, Faith in Business and Senior Research Fellow at Cambridge University

David Lee

Writer, daytrader, and co-author of Confederal Europe

Dr David McIlroy

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

Dr Paul Mills

Former Senior Economist, International Monetary Fund

Elizabeth Oldfield

Director, Theos

Sung-Hyui Park

Senior Associate, Impact Economy Team, Bates Wells

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

Marietta van der Tol

Postdoctoral Fellow, Blavatnik School of Government

Dr Chris Watkin

Lecturer, Monash University, Australia ThinkingThroughtheBible.com

Paul Williams

Chief Executive of Bible Society; Research Professor of Marketplace Theology & Leadership, Regent College, Vancouver

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How do we encourage politics for the common good?

Arts & Popular Culture

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Making room for artists to challenge the way we see God and the world.

Welfare

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How can we rethink welfare as more than just a political issue?

Environment

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

Family & Sexual Ethics

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

Science & Technology

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How can science and technology serve true human flourishing?

Economy & Business

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Building relational economies for financial stability, economic justice and social cohesion.

Local Church & Community

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How can relational churches thrive with a mission to transform their communities?

Worldview & Ideologies

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Reconsidering our fundamental beliefs and assumptions about the world.

Politics & Government

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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

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How can science and technology serve true human flourishing?

Economy & Business

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Building relational economies for financial stability, economic justice and social cohesion.

Local Church & Community

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How can relational churches thrive with a mission to transform their communities?