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Funding of Care for Older People: A New Social Covenant (The Archbishop of York)

The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu has today called for urgent and lasting reform of the way care is funded for older people in England, stating that the system is no longer fit for purpose. Writing an open letter to the Prime Minister and his fellow Taxpayers in England, the Archbishop has asked the … Continue Reading

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Health and Well-Being, and the NHS (The Archbishop of York)

In April 2010, in the wake of the Financial Crisis, I invited a group of academics and practitioners to come together to take stock, not only of the policies by which our society and our economy should be governed, but also of the underlying values and principles of which that society and economy are an expression.

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A Right to Health? (Oliver O’Donovan)

If we refer to it as a slogan, that need not be in a pejorative sense.   It means simply that “the right to health” does useful duty as a shorthand reference.   A cluster of concerns are summed up compactly;  it gestures out towards a whole line of argument remaining to be traced.   If we discuss … Continue Reading

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Introduction from the Chair (Sir Philip Mawer)

In April 2010, in the wake of the Financial Crisis and with the prospect of a General Election, the Archbishop of York invited a group of academics and practitioners to come together to take stock, not only of the policies by which our society and our economy should be governed, but also …

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Lessons from the Financial Crisis (Dr Andrew Sentance)

Personal reflections by Dr Andrew Sentance, External Member, Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee(1)
The Financial Crisis and its aftermath have dominated the period of over four years I have spent as a member of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Bank of England.

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Reconnecting and Refreshing the Wellsprings of Solidarity in England (The Archbishop of York)

“I must proclaim the good news of the Kingdom of God to the other cities also; for I was sent for this purpose”. So says Our Lord Jesus Christ in Luke, chapter 4, verse 43, when the people of Capernaum try to detain him. “I must proclaim the good news …

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The Welfare State – Where Now? (Andrew Dilnot)

When the Welfare State was created, Archbishop Temple argued that it was an expression of national benevolence and believed would be a means of enabling community. We are now faced with a financial situation where it is not possible to continue the aspirations that created the Welfare State without raising taxes.

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Thoughts On Work (Oliver O’Donovan)

I start from three theological reference points:- First, that work is a fulfilment of the vocation given by the Creator to Adam, to tend nature. The Lord God “put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it.”

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The State, The Market, The Community and the Individual (Julia Unwin)

Our social contract is being rapidly re-drawn, and there are few spaces and opportunities for discussion, and little time for consideration or reflection. The defining political debate for the next few years concerns the …

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Christian Ethics & Economic Life Today: Retrospect and Prospect (Nigel Biggar)

Retrospect: the Credit Crunch We begin by looking back to the recent financial crisis, and asking about its causes and about what light Christian theology should cast on them. To some extent, as worldly wise economists observe, the …

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