Welfare

Who should provide social welfare and how we pay for it are political challenges. But the Bible asks what welfare is really for; how might Christians rethink welfare and lead with effective responses?

Featured: From Generation 2 Generation

As populations age, a unique combination of factors are creating a ‘perfect storm’ around care in later life.

This book explores the significant hardships facing older people and their carers in the UK today, before re-evaluating these through a biblical lens. The authors offer some profound insights into how we might begin to address the challenges facing us over the coming years.

Cambridge Papers

'Birds have nests': Biblical reflections on the housing crisis

By David Corbett ‘... I hope it might help reclaim the very purpose of housing – as the basis for community, and a foundation for human ...

Reimagining social welfare

Lessons from Geneva’s transformation By Jonathan Tame and Luke Tame     Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another. ...

Videos

Britain’s social welfare system is facing a long-term crisis in sustainability, particularly due to the size of the government’s unfunded pension liabilities. On the 500th anniversary of the Reformation we look to Geneva as a case study in an approach to social welfare shaped by Christian principles.

This talk is based on Jonathan Tame's Cambridge Paper 'Reimagining social welfare: Lessons from Geneva’s transformation.

You can read the full paper here

Reimagining Social Welfare

Britain’s social welfare system is facing a long-term crisis in sustainability, particularly due to the size of the government’s unfunded pension liabilities. On the 500th ...

The Big State is supposed to look after us - whether we want it to or not. Dave finds out that has a cost for all of us.

All In This Together: The Big State (with questions)

The Big State is supposed to look after us - whether we want it to or not. Dave finds out that has a cost for all of us.

Part 4 of 5 of the film 'Reality Checkpoint' by the Jubilee Centre. This sketch features a philosopher-bartender talking about how a Big State can seem fair but it disempowers citizens.

Reality Checkpoint: All in this together!

Part 4 of 5 of the film 'Reality Checkpoint' by the Jubilee Centre. This sketch features a philosopher-bartender talking about how a Big State can seem fair but it disempowers ...

Podcasts

This week the Jubilee Centre team unpacks George Monbiot’s article ‘The horror films got it wrong. This virus has turned us into caring neighbours’. It’s a discussion that explores the limits of the state and the good instinct towards neighbourly action. As ever, we ask, how can we think biblically about these issues? And, specifically, what insight can we gain from a biblical view of human nature?

George Monbiot’s article: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/mar/31/virus-neighbours-covid-19

Recorded on Tuesday 21st April 2020 as part of our Podcasts during the Lockdown series

Podcasts
Pandemic response: the limits of the state, social conscience and love for neighbour

This week the Jubilee Centre team unpacks George Monbiot’s article ‘The horror films got it wrong. This virus has turned us into caring neighbours’. It’s a discussion that ...

Britain’s social welfare system is facing a long-term crisis in sustainability, particularly due to the size of the government’s unfunded pension liabilities. On the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, we look to Geneva as a case study in an approach to social welfare shaped by Christian principles.

We examine how Calvin and the city-state set up an integrated system for welfare provision through the General Hospital, and poverty prevention by strengthening families and education. Finally, we consider how marriage and extended families could be strengthened today, and how local churches and Christian organisations can become welfare advocates in their communities.

This talk is based on a Cambridge Paper available online here.

Podcasts
Reimagining Social Welfare: Lessons from Geneva’s transformation

Britain’s social welfare system is facing a long-term crisis in sustainability, particularly due to the size of the government’s unfunded pension liabilities. On the ...

Welfare can be defined in terms of the problems to be overcome or in terms of outcomes. How we deal with it is determined by the size and role of the state, relationships between citizens, and has an impact on relational choices and incentives. Biblical teaching presents a number of challenges and implications.

Talks from the Singapore consultation: Towards Jubilee 2015.

Podcasts
Welfare Priorities

Welfare can be defined in terms of the problems to be overcome or in terms of outcomes. How we deal with it is determined by the size and role of the state, relationships between ...

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Worldview & Ideologies

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Reconsidering our fundamental beliefs and assumptions about the world.

Politics & Government

Politics & Government

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

Science & Technology

How can science and technology serve true human flourishing?

Economy & Business

Economy & Business

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

Local Church & Community

Local Church & Community

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

Worldview & Ideologies

Worldview & Ideologies

Reconsidering our fundamental beliefs and assumptions about the world.

Politics & Government

Politics & Government

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

Science & Technology

How can science and technology serve true human flourishing?

Economy & Business

Economy & Business

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

Local Church & Community

Local Church & Community

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