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Who should we commemorate? Colston, race and Britain’s statues

Who should we commemorate? Colston, race and Britain’s statues

June 12, 2020

This week the Jubilee Centre team explores David Olusoga’s article ‘The toppling of Edward Colston's statue is not an attack on history. It is history.’ Do statues in public places suggest veneration? How should we respond to difficult histories? And can we reimagine how we create and use statues of public figures?

David Olusoga’s article: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jun/08/edward-colston-statue-history-slave-trader-bristol-protest

Recorded on Tuesday 9th June 2020

A tale of two protests: Race and privilege in the USA

A tale of two protests: Race and privilege in the USA

June 12, 2020

This week the Jubilee Centre team explores the Black Lives Matter protests, starting with Brandon Tensley’s article: ‘The protest pictures alone tell the story of America's racial hierarchy.’ We touch on antiracism, the American progress narrative and Britain’s colonial past. As ever, we ask, how can we think biblically about this? And what is the relationship between racism and sin?

Brandon Tensley’s article: https://edition.cnn.com/2020/05/29/politics/george-floyd-protests-american-racism/index.html

Recorded on Tuesday 2nd June 2020

Everyone’s talking about Dominic Cummings

Everyone’s talking about Dominic Cummings

May 27, 2020

This week the Jubilee Centre team unpacks Harriet Sherwood’s article ‘Bishops turn on Boris Johnson for defending Dominic Cummings.’ It’s a tale that involves drives to Durham, prime ministerial (non-)apologies and tweeting Bishops. But really, it’s a conversation about trust. As ever, we ask, how can we think biblically about this issue? And how should Christians lead in the public square?

Harriet Sherwood’s article: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/may/25/bishops-turn-on-boris-johnson-for-defending-dominic-cummings

Further articles:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/05/25/indignation-cowardly-bishops-cummings-bizarre/

https://premierchristian.news/en/news/article/bishops-get-death-threats-for-criticising-dominic-cummings

Recorded on Wednesday 27th May 2020

Coronavirus conspiracy theories: Christians need faith and reason

Coronavirus conspiracy theories: Christians need faith and reason

May 12, 2020

This week the Jubilee Centre team unpacks Uscinski and Enders’s article ‘The Coronavirus Conspiracy Boom.’ It’s a conversation that explores conspiracy thinking – not just as something ‘other people’ do - but as an instinct in all of us. As ever, we ask how can think biblically about this issue? And what does it mean for Christians to be people of both faith and reason?

Joseph E. Uscinski and Adam M. Enders’s article: https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2020/04/what-can-coronavirus-tell-us-about-conspiracy-theories/610894/

Further resources:

 https://www.christianitytoday.com/edstetzer/2020/april/christians-and-corona-conspiracies.html

https://theconversation.com/uk/topics/expert-guide-to-conspiracy-theories-83678

Recorded on Tuesday 12th May 2020

The economy versus human life: have we oversimplified the debate?

The economy versus human life: have we oversimplified the debate?

May 8, 2020

This week the Jubilee Centre team unpacks Freddie Sayers’s article ‘Which epidemiologist do you believe?’ It’s a conversation that explores how we frame the pandemic based on our understanding of the telos of society. As ever, we ask, how can we think biblically about this issue? Specifically, can 2 Samuel 24 offer us insight into leadership and disaster?

Freddie Sayers’s article: https://unherd.com/2020/04/which-epidemiologist-do-you-believe/

Recorded on Tuesday 28th April 2020

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

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

May 8, 2020

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

Is it time to abolish prisons?

Is it time to abolish prisons?

April 17, 2020

Recording of a BBC radio discussion on prison reform, featuring comments from Jonathan Burnside.

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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