Category: Blog

True Generosity

Jubilee Director and economist Aaron Hanson’s monthly blog on environmental and agricultural topics. Previous blog posts have emphasised the importance of imagining different ways of organising an economy: in particular, the idea that a high-cost economy may in significant ways improve on one where everything is cheap. Now imagination is all very well in principle.…
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Vegbox veggies and Jubilee Farm's pigs. Dinner time for not a high cost.

The High Cost of Low Prices

Jubilee Director and economist Aaron Hanson’s monthly blog. Last month’s blog post introduced a rather bleak trade-off between economic health and ecological health.  The gist was that we live in a world ‘in which everyone lives by persuading everyone else to buy things’,[1] and that the planet – and therefore, indirectly, humanity – sustains damage…
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Jubilee Director and economist Aaron Hanson on the economic, the recession and ecological impacts of Covid-19.

A Necessary Recession?

Jubilee Director and economist Aaron Hanson on the economic, the recession, and ecological impacts of Covid-19. It seems even the darkest clouds can have a silver lining. In recent years, air pollution in China has become such a severe problem that it has been responsible for the sacking of senior government officials to placate the…
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Accountable for Creation

Norman Hamilton shares his thoughts on taking seriously the call to care for God’s creation, being accountable for creation. David Attenborough; Greta Thunberg; Extinction Rebellion.  Along with other groups and agencies, they are rarely out of the news as they campaign for more action both by government and ordinary people to halt what they see…
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Christianity and Economics – Part 2

Incentives: How individual decisions shape outcomes for everyone Jubilee co-founder, director and economist Aaron Hanson with the second of a four part series on Christianity and economics, first published by VOX. If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world. – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit…
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Bee-Attitudes – The Use of Putting Numbers on Nature

Jubilee Co-founder, Director and Economist Aaron Hanson begins a monthly column on environmental and agricultural topics. This month: ecosystem services! What is a bee worth? You might be surprised at the multitude and sophistication of answers to such a question, but the gist of all the answers is simple enough: quite a lot. In policy-making…
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Christianity and Economics – Part 1

Christianity and economics, the first of a four part series by Jubilee co-founder, director and economist Aaron Hanson, first published by VOX. The whole of life is about taking something cheap and selling it expensive; that’s how the world works. ~Anonymous Career Advisor Theology and economics are two subjects most Christians would not typically connect…
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Psalm 8

God has put the works of His hands under our feet – are we treading softly on them? Jubilee’s Ethel White examines the scope of Psalm 8 and our call to steward the land. Have we given enough thought to this role and responsibility?  Do we even notice what is ‘under our feet’?  TV programmes…
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Mission and Creation Part 4: Justice

That creation care is part of the mission of the Church is widely accepted. But is creation also relevant to the other marks of mission? In the last of a four part series, Jubilee’s Matt Williams and Jonny Hanson look at justice.  Proclamation, discipleship and service describe our activity, but justice is what God is…
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Share Offer Blog

In this share offer blog Jonny Hanson of Jubilee, explains why they’re setting up Northern Ireland’s first community-owned farm, and how to get involved. All over the world, Christians and churches are rediscovering their mandate to care for creation.  Pope Francis’ Encyclical on the subject, Laudato si, has reverberated around the planet, from shanty towns…
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