Finding Security in the Risk Society with Dr Amy Donovan

By Amy Donovan 28 Nov 2017

Dr. Amy Donovan presents her 2015 Cambridge Paper 'Finding security in the risk society'. You can read the full paper here

"For the sake of economic survival, individuals are now compelled to make themselves the centre of their own life plans and conduct." -Ulrich Beck

Risk has become a central concept in modern life. The ‘risk society’ that we live in has increasingly structured itself around attempting to manage an uncertain future through an overwhelming volume of knowledge that may aid, but can also obfuscate, our decisions. However, it also provides a unique opportunity for Christians to live distinctively and attractively.

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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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