Category Archives: Other

Global Catastrophic Risks

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Affirmation: the existence of humanity is a valuable state of affairs. Analysis: there are a number of risks with non-negligible probabilities of taking place which threaten the existence of a very high proportion of humanity, and thus bring much higher death rates and cause extreme suffering. These are known as Global Catastrophic Risks (GCRs) and […]

Effectiveness

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Affirmation: doing good is important. Analysis: we often fail to do the most good we can do, and concentrate on less effective actions than the maximally effective ones. For example, we give to greatly ineffective charities, some of which even cause harm; we spend our time procrastinating and thus neglect our work or relationships; or […]

From apologetics to categorics

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We affirm that Christians have a way of looking at the world that is distinctive. Based on the relational nature of God, they should be promoting this for public life as well as private life. However, Christians have got into a defensive mind-set where the focus is on apologetics – defending Christianity from attack. Therefore, […]

Housing Money

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The right of all people to have access to a secure home meeting minimum quality standards is affirmed. However, unrestrained application of the free market has transformed housing into an investment, leading to vast over-pricing and the unjust financial exclusion of many from appropriate quality homes. The establishment of ‘housing money’ is proposed. This would […]

Brexit and Good Neighbours

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We affirm the fundamental importance of being a good neighbour. However, in the fraught times occasioned by Brexit, this has often been marginalised in preference of procuring Britain’s own prosperity. Therefore, the opportunity should be taken to show that while Britain is not part of the EU–rightly or wrongly–it can be a good neighbour. To […]