Join us to discover how your faith can influence public life.
'The Summer Gathering is a remarkable investment into your understanding of culture and your journey to influence it for the kingdom.'
One of the recurring themes internationally over the last 12 months has been the extent to which our politicians – and indeed the whole political process – are representative, accountable and effective. From concerns about the legitimacy of the US Presidential election to questioning governmental responses to the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide, it is not unreasonable to ask, ‘What is the good of politics’?
At Jubilee Centre we believe that Christians must engage with the political process – and in political discussion – and carry clear insights into God’s intentions and ways not only as individuals, but also as a society and an electorate.
If you are a Christian aged between 18 and 40, are a recent university graduate or young professional and have an interest in politics and social reform, our 2021 Summer Gathering will inspire you with stories from the past, equip you with a biblical strategy and principles for transformation in the present and help you take practical steps towards engaging with these issues in the future.
Our 2021 Summer Gathering will comprise three days of online lectures, small group discussions, workshops and networking opportunities. Its flexible format requires participation at set times in the small group discussions that offer relationship building opportunities, while lecture attendance can be managed in your own time.
DAY 1: PROFILES OF SOCIAL REFORMERS
Thursday 17th June: 12:30 to 17:00 BST
The life and legacy of Keir Hardie, activist, Labour leader and social reformer; the influence of Abraham Kuyper in establishing sphere sovereignty as a biblical social vision; and the leadership of Ida B Wells in the early years of the civil rights movement.
DAY 2: FOUNDATIONS FOR SOCIAL REFORM
Friday 18th June: 09:00 to 17:00 BST
What constitutes a specifically biblical approach to changing society? We consider a biblical and relational framework for social reform and examine its application to politics.
DAY 3: ‘WHERE DO I START?’
Saturday 19th June: 09:00 to 12:00 BST
How can a belief in the good of politics bear fruit in your own life? We will give you space to discern your own sense of calling and to begin designing a strategy for sustainable and holistic engagement in public life which is rooted in a resilient inner life and accountable relationships.
The cost to participate in the 2021 Summer Gathering is only £50. To register, please use the form below: we will then contact you with further details, including instructions on how to pay.
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For those interested in learning how they can be social reformers, this is an opportunity to shape your vision and gain inspiration for how to start.
The Summer School is a remarkable investment into your understanding of culture and into your journey to influence it for the kingdom.
Anyone with even the most nebulous questions about being a Christian in the public square should seriously consider going.