Jubilee Centre
Annual Lecture 2019: Eating and the common good

Annual Lecture 2019: Eating and the common good

September 4, 2019

David Nussbaum. July 2019.

David Nussbaum was invited to give our first annual lecture. He is CEO of The Elders (an independent group of global leaders working together for peace, justice and human rights founded by Nelson Mandela) and formerly CEO at WWF-UK and at Transparency International. His lecture addressed the question, is there a way to eat that is good for me, good for others and good for the planet?

Eating Thoughtfully Part 4: ‘Eating joyfully, relationally and sustainably’ with Ruth Valerio

Eating Thoughtfully Part 4: ‘Eating joyfully, relationally and sustainably’ with Ruth Valerio

August 13, 2019

This is the fourth episode in our new, four-part podcast series 'Eating Thoughtfully'.

Eating is never a solitary act; each meal connects us to a food chain, precious resources, human labour and a global ecology. Given the growing environmental impacts and social consequences of today’s agricultural practices, urgent action is needed. In this podcast series, we outline some biblical principles regarding food and propose a framework for thoughtful eating – so that we can learn to eat joyfully, relationally and sustainably.

In this episode, Hannah Eves, Katherine Martin and Andrew Phillips (authors of the new book 'Thoughtful Eating') explore the applications of a biblical food ethic, suggesting practical actions at the individual, business and policy levels. We were also pleased to welcome Ruth Valerio (Director of Global Advocacy, Tearfund and author of 'L is for Living') to discuss sustainability and ethical living.

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Eating Thoughtfully Part 3: ‘Give us this day our daily bread’ with Norman Wirzba

Eating Thoughtfully Part 3: ‘Give us this day our daily bread’ with Norman Wirzba

August 13, 2019

This is the third episode in our new, four-part podcast series 'Eating Thoughtfully'.

Eating is never a solitary act; each meal connects us to a food chain, precious resources, human labour and a global ecology. Given the growing environmental impacts and social consequences of today’s agricultural practices, urgent action is needed. In this podcast series, we outline some biblical principles regarding food and propose a framework for thoughtful eating – so that we can learn to eat joyfully, relationally and sustainably.

In this episode, Hannah Eves, Katherine Martin and Andrew Phillips (authors of the new book 'Thoughtful Eating') explore biblical perspectives on food. We were pleased to welcome our guest Professor Norman Wirzba (author of 'Food and Faith: A Theology of Eating') whose concept of 'Thoughtful Eating' inspired the title of our book and podcast.

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Eating Thoughtfully Part 2: ‘To till and to tend’ with Caroline Pomeroy

Eating Thoughtfully Part 2: ‘To till and to tend’ with Caroline Pomeroy

August 13, 2019

This is the second episode in our new, four-part podcast series 'Eating Thoughtfully'.

Eating is never a solitary act; each meal connects us to a food chain, precious resources, human labour and a global ecology. Given the growing environmental impacts and social consequences of today’s agricultural practices, urgent action is needed. In this podcast series, we outline some biblical principles regarding food and propose a framework for thoughtful eating – so that we can learn to eat joyfully, relationally and sustainably.

In this episode, Hannah Eves, Katherine Martin and Andrew Phillips (authors of the new book 'Thoughtful Eating') explore agriculture and the environment, drawing attention to some of the current environmental and social impacts of global food systems. We were also pleased to welcome Caroline Pomeroy, Director of Climate Stewards, to discuss farming, the environment and how churches can respond.

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Eating Thoughtfully Part 1: Biblical perspectives on food, relationships and the environment

Eating Thoughtfully Part 1: Biblical perspectives on food, relationships and the environment

August 13, 2019

This is the first episode in our new, four-part podcast series 'Eating Thoughtfully'.

Eating is never a solitary act; each meal connects us to a food chain, precious resources, human labour and a global ecology. Given the growing environmental impacts and social consequences of today’s agricultural practices, urgent action is needed. In this podcast series, we outline some biblical principles regarding food and propose a framework for thoughtful eating – so that we can learn to eat joyfully, relationally and sustainably.

In this episode, Charlee New interviews Hannah Eves, Katherine Martin and Andrew Phillips (authors of the new book 'Thoughtful Eating') as they provide a introduction to the wonderful world of food, relationships and the environment.

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Biblical Foundations for Social Reform

Biblical Foundations for Social Reform

August 6, 2019

Jonathan Tame unpacks the biblical foundations for social reform. He presents a biblical worldview for public engagement, articulates the importance of biblical Law and offers some suggested principles for political economy.

Profile of a Social Reformer: Henry Dunant

Profile of a Social Reformer: Henry Dunant

August 6, 2019

Jonathan Tame unpacks the life of Henry Dunant, founder of the Red Cross. Dunant's story offers us many lessons for the work of Christian social reformers today.

Archetypes Exhibition Audio Tour

Archetypes Exhibition Audio Tour

June 6, 2019

This is an audio tour for the Archetypes Sculpture exhibition, organised by Jubilee Centre, outside Great St. Mary's Church in Cambridge. 

Pitfalls in combatting persecution

Pitfalls in combatting persecution

May 7, 2019

Dr Judd Birdsall, April 2019.

A great number of Western Christians have laudably invested their time, money, and energy to confront the massive global challenge of religious persecution. Sadly, their effectiveness has too often been limited or undermined by several common mistakes. This talk explores seven of these pitfalls and points to Christian principles that enable us to more effectively advance religious freedom for all. Judd's goal in pointing out these dangers is not to condemn any particular organisation or tactical approach, but rather to commend a more considered, capacious, and constructive promotion of religious freedom.

This talk is based on Judd Birdsall's Cambridge Paper, available to read online: http://www.jubilee-centre.org/pitfalls-in-combatting-persecution-by-judd-birdsall/

Integrity in Public Leadership

Integrity in Public Leadership

October 25, 2018

Rodney Green, October 2018.

Knowing to whom we are accountable lies at the heart of integrity. Is it self, public opinion or God? We must distinguish self-referential integrity from a Christian understanding of integrity that is accountable to Christ. Integrity faces counter-currents and riptides capable of causing our scattered self to drift, sometimes to drown. We will describe examples of these undercurrents to warn of their force; they are not always easy to discern and continually change direction and intensity to sweep us off our feet. We will also examine some of the flawed solutions that we fondly hope will be adequate to protect our integrity, but turn out to be a wholly inadequate selective moralism. Finally, we will attempt to define the key ingredients of Christian integrity in terms of moral accountability, relational consistency and personal discipline.

This talk is based on Rodney Green's Cambridge Paper, available to read online: http://www.jubilee-centre.org/integrity-cambridge-paper/