The Jubilee Centre is in the bridge building business, seeking to connect the world of the Bible with the world of contemporary society. Biblical scholars often fail to connect with the modern world. Social reformers often fail to take the Bible seriously. The Jubilee Centre has a fine track record in avoiding both dangers.Rev Dr Chris Wright, International Director of the Langham Partnership

The Jubilee Centre offers a biblical perspective on social, economic and political issues, and equips Christians to be salt and light in the public square.

We believe the Bible describes a coherent vision for society that has enduring relevance for Britain and the world in the twenty-first century. At the heart of this social vision is a concern for right relationships. We seek to study, disseminate and apply this vision in order to provide a positive response to the challenges faced by individuals, communities and policy makers.

The Jubilee Centre is fully committed to the proclamation of the ‘good news’ of salvation through faith in Christ for the forgiveness of sins leading to new life in the power of the Holy Spirit. At the same time, we affirm the intrinsic value of social justice: ‘The Lord looked and was displeased that there was no justice… he was appalled that there was no-one to intervene.’ (Isaiah 59:15-16) We are called to be ‘the salt of the earth,’ preventing moral decay, and to ‘let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.’ (Matthew 5:13-16)

There is and ought to be a constructive relationship between social reform and the advance of the gospel. The fruitfulness of this relationship was understood by nineteenth-century reformers like Wilberforce but too often neglected by the church in the twenty-first century. ‘Love of neighbour’ requires us to take an interest in reforming the structures of society, not just in alleviating symptoms.

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