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A Relational Agenda

Category: Sallux publications
Subtitle: how putting relationships first can reform European society. By Jonathan Tame.

What framework can guide Christian engagement with major economic, social and political issues in public life in 21st century Europe? What other schools of thought exist apart from Catholic Social Teaching and Christian Democracy?
Sallux has collaborated with the Jubilee Centre in Cambridge over several years to apply a new framework, agenda and strategy for Christian social reform, called Relational Thinking. It starts with the Christian belief that human beings are created by a relational God to form relational societies – the contemporary application of the ancient adage to ‘love our neighbour as ourselves’.

This book is a compilation of five reports, two of which discuss the overall concept of Relational Thinking, while the others demonstrate how it can be applied to three contemporary issues: the need for monetary reform, the challenges of artificial intelligence and the ethics of remuneration. You can find other examples of issues being analysed from a relational perspective, from business to city transformation, at jubilee-centre.org/long-distance-christian.

Deeply biblical, Relational Thinking builds bridges through the language of relationships to connect Christians with people of other faiths or none, and offer er a fresh approach to Europe’s greatest public policy challenges today.

Jonathan Tame
Jonathan Tame has been the director of the Jubilee Centre since January 2012, after working for two years with Jubilee Centre s sister organisation Relational Research. Before that, he spent 11 years in Romania and 8 in Switzerland leading community development and cultural engagement projects with Youth With A Mission. He holds a masters degree in agricultural economics, his wife Helene is a community chaplain, and they have five children.