Jellicoe intern Josh Harris, along with around thirty leaders from Citizens UK, was involved in Michael Sandel’s discussion of Justice, Fairness and the Big Society on BBC Four last night. For the next week, you can watch it on iPlayer
Arabella Milbank (Jellicoe Intern in Hackney, summer 2010) introduces this new group on theology and radical politics:
The Jellicoe Study Group is a reading group in political theology, which will meet in Oxford four times a term for evening discussion. We will be asking a core question: what has the juncture of religion and radical politics meant for those who are called to practise both in this country? Taking texts from Oxford movement priests to Fr Kenneth Leech, we will be seeking to understand their view of church, state and society and its relevancve to what has been called our ‘post-secular’ age.
The group welcomes all comers, whatever their background in faith or politics, and particularly hopes to provide context for past and future Jellicoe Interns to deepen their reflectoon.
Meetings will be taking place on Wednesdays of 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th weeks (i.e. 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd February) at 8.15pm in the Red Room, New College
For Christians, action for justice is always a response to the divine initiative – we love because he first loved us (1 John 4.19). So prayer is at the heart of the Jellicoe Community. You are welcome to join us at any of the regular events below:
You are also invited to a Contemplative Prayer Group which meets at 6.30pm on the following dates:
19 & 26 January; 9 & 16 February; 2, 9, 23 & 30 March; 13 & 20 April. Meetings begin in the Director’s Flat at the Centre, and then move on to the Chapel.
The ‘Fourth Debate’ with Cameron, Clegg and Brown held to account by our local leaders… a record number of Jellicoe interns… the 70th anniversary of Jellicoe’s death (with articles on Fr Basil, and the Community, in the Church Times – and the Bishop of London’s anniversary sermon )… Bishop Doug Miles’ launch of the Oxford Jellicoe Community…
…all these made 2010 a momentous year – with 2011 promising to be at least as full of action and of growth.
Events already in the diary include
– A new termly act of worship for Christians involved in citizen organising – on the evening of 21 February, with Pastor Peter Nembhard from ARC in Forest Gate
– The monthly Jellicoe Book Club in London – with our next meeting on 25 January (to discuss Phillip Blond’s Red Tory)
– a major national event on Bank Holiday Monday (2nd May) – details to follow
We will soon be blogging details of events in Oxford: our termly Jellicoe Seminar (this time on the Living Wage Campaign); a new Jellicoe Study Group; and a briefing for those interested in a Jellicoe Internship this summer or in the next academic year