What is a Jubilee?

The Jubilee is first described in Leviticus 25. Every 7th year was a sabbath for the land when it was to lay fallow, and a rest from agriculture.

The Year of the Jubilee

This section describes the origins of the Year of the Jubilee - a year of restoration, freedom and celebration.

Jubilee in the Catholic Church

In the Catholic Church, the concept of Jubilee or ‘Holy Year’ was used to declare special years for forgiveness and reconciliation. 

Jubilee and the Teachings of Jesus

In this section, David McLoughlin, the Emeritus Fellow of Christian Theology at Newman University, Birmingham, explores the teachings of Jesus within the "Great" and "Little" traditions.