Author Archives: Jubilee Centre Team

From Individualism to Interdependence

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We affirm the irreducible worth of every human being. In line with the creation account, we also affirm that individuality is best fulfilled in community. However, Western culture’s focus upon individual rights and freedoms has confused means and ends so that instead of benefitting a community, individuality becomes a self-centred fixation rather than other-centred outlook. […]

From Capitalism to Responsible Investment

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We acknowledge the worth of putting surplus capital/resources to good use and sharing the rewards of enterprise between providers and users of capital. However, capitalism has been uprooted from this relational context to focus increasingly on maximising short term financial profits for shareholders at the expense of other stakeholders. Therefore, the value of relationships should […]

From Consumerism to Sustainable Stewardship

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We affirm the conscientious use and enjoyment of our planet’s resources with regard to other people and future generations and the importance of exercising responsible choice in personal lives. However, the immense range of options available coupled with the tenacity of advertising create an atmosphere of discontent and an overwhelming pressure to purchase.  This leads […]

From Statism to Participatory Governance

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We affirm the role of government in maintaining peace, order and justice for the nations, societies and communities of our modern world. However, many governments have increasingly centralised decision-making and control of public services, undermining local politics. This removes responsibility and ownership away from the public being served, and puts relational distance between government and […]

Respect of Media Ownership

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We affirm that the ownership of property is an important and necessary reality in our world. However, the internet has vastly increased the ability of others to misuse, borrow without permission, and even steal property that belongs to others. This is especially true for artists of all kinds who make their living from their original creations. […]

A call against sexualised advertising

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We affirm the innate beauty of the human body, of which only one part is derived from its sexuality. However, the advertising industry has distorted the human image by casting women increasingly as objects of sexual gratification, and using that image to sell products and services. Therefore, we 1) challenge businesses to publicly move away […]