Faith in Business Quarterly
Faith in Business Quarterly (FiBQ) is unique - the only publication of its type in the UK. It is a quarterly journal relating Christian faith and values to the business world, providing a forum to explore and promote the application of Christian faith and values to working life in business, the professions, and public and voluntary service. It occupies a strategic position midway between an academic journal and a popular magazine.
FiBQ has been published since 1996. It is the outcome of a partnership between Faith in Business and the Industrial Christian Fellowship (ICF), the longest standing ‘faith and work’ organisation in the UK. The two organisations are equally represented on its editorial board and steering group. Richard Higginson is one of the editors and Peter Heslam is a member of the steering group and regular contributor to the journal.
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Steve Apted looks at the change already brought about by the pandemic, and then takes us through his own experience of three redundancies, and his relationship with God through each of them
In the third installment of a series of articles, Peter S Heslam begins an exploration of ‘woke capitalism’, seeking to address this phenomenon from the perspective of the Trinity
In the second installment of a series of articles, Peter S Heslam looks at how some thought leaders understand purpose. Although they reflect Christian values, he suggests ultimate purpose requires a theological starting-point.
In the first installment of a series of articles starting in FiBQ 20.4, Peter S Heslam considers whether the pandemic provides an opportunity to reconsider the purpose of business - what is business for?
The Salvation Army has forged some strong relationships with major restaurant and hospitality businesses to support local communities through the pandemic.
Housing is such a complex, expensive and slow process to change, but Martin Clark demonstrates that a modern version of modular factory-built housing could result in a major reduction in homelessness. He appeals to churches to release land for this.
The collapse of construction company Carillion in 2018 sent shock-waves through the UK. Its behaviour was clearly at variance with its stated corporate values. Richard Higginson – with insight from Cal Bailey – explores what lessons can be learned
Every day of this crisis sees more companies go bust, and those that survive fighting to keep their heads above water.
Courtney Rountree Mills tells the story of her personal experience in trying to tackle poverty in Africa.
Richard Noble points out that in his teaching Jesus frequently uses examples from the general construction industry rather than carpentry, and argues that it is much more likely that Jesus was what we would today call a general builder.
Fracking may have the potential to provide gas security for the UK for the foreseeable future. Its risks of pollution may be controllable.
In the winter 2003/2004 edition of this journal Richard Murphy provided a first contribution to a Christian perspective on tax policy in a paper titled: A Theology of Taxation.
The business context of biblical narrative often repays closer attention. David Parish shares his research into 1st century patterns of sea transport, which feature prominently in Paul’s journeys. This leads him to reflect on the opportunities business...
In this delightful story, Simon takes us through a series of failures, and shows us that God may have plans to put us in places we didn’t want to be. Is the world of fashion one where Christians should not be found?
Are tall buildings a product of human pride or an economical use of land? Do they create or destroy communities? Are they inherently inclusive or exclusive?
At a recent meeting of Christian business people the speaker took pains to deny there was anything distinctive that the Christian faith could contribute to the redesign of the financial system.
Christian toy manufacturers in Hong Kong are taking a moral stand against bribery and other corrupt practices, as well as promoting better working conditions in large companies.
Insurance is a means by which individuals, families, businesses and other organisations reduce or eliminate financial uncertainties in areas of life where there are predictable possibilities of financial loss.