Dena Burne

We were sorry to hear that Dena Burne died on 25th January 2017, aged 87. The daughter of a (Wesleyan) Methodist Minister, Dena won the Pfeiffer Scholarship to Bedford College, University of London, where she studied Zoology (1947-1950). Bedford College was in Regent’s Park and she was frequently woken by …

JRI Conference 18 March 2017

BOOK NOW for the annual JRI conference to be held on Saturday 18th March 2017 at Bournville College, Birmingham. In collaboration with ForMission College, this year’s theme is ‘Nature in the Balance’ and includes keynote talks from Dr Darren Evans, Prof Richard Bauckham and Revd Dave Bookless. Further details are …

Beyond Ecosystem Services: Valuing the Invaluable

Richard M. Gunton, Eline N. van Asperen, Andrew Basden, David Bookless, Yoseph Araya, David R. Hanson, Mark A. Goddard, George Otieno, Gareth O. Jones (2017) Beyond Ecosystem Services: Valuing the Invaluable. Trends in Ecology & Evolution DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2017.01.002 It is not often that we report on publications in secular academic journals, but this …

An Introduction to Environmental Ethics

We are pleased to announce the publication of a new Grove Booklet “An Introduction to Environmental Ethics” by Martin and Margot Hodson (E 184 in the ethics series). The booklet is described by the publishers here: “Environmental ethics is of increasing importance both in the wider world and as part …

Saving Planet Earth – a serious role for the Church?

CRES Day (Saturday 29th April 2017) at Ripon College Cuddesdon nr. Oxford with Andy Atkins and Margot Hodson Christian Rural and Environmental Studies (CRES) is very pleased to welcome Andy Atkins the Chief Executive of A Rocha UK, and former Chief Executive of Friends of the Earth, as guest speaker. He will look at …

Briefing Paper No 32: Donald Trump, the Environment and the Church

For the last few months JRI Operations Director, Dr Martin Hodson, has been looking into Donald Trump’s environmental policies. Since Trump’s election as President of the United States of America this effort has intensified, and has resulted in the production of JRI Briefing Paper Number 32 “Donald Trump, the Environment …