Professor Graham Ashworth CBE

It was with sadness that I learned of the sudden death of Professor Graham Ashworth CBE. Graham was a past President of the Baptist Union of Great Britain, former President of the Foundation for Environmental Education, and a former member of the UK Round Table on Sustainable Development. As a …

JRI has moved!!

JRI has moved!! Our annual conference on March 7th 2015 at Redcliffe College was highly successful but was tinged with a little sadness. When we met in March we knew that this would be the last meeting that we would ever hold at Wotton House, the home of Redcliffe College …

Laudato Si- the Pope’s encyclical

It cannot have escaped your notice, but on Thursday 18th June 2015, Pope Francis published his long-awaited encyclical “Laudato Si” on the environment. A papal encyclical is an extended letter containing an important message, usually addressed to Catholic Church leaders, but this encyclical is for ‘every person living on this planet’. …

Mission and Creation Care

JRI is pleased to announce the publication of a small group study and discussion resource – Mission and Creation Care for Christian Disciples. These five studies are designed to challenge our understanding of Christian discipleship and encourage us to practice sustainable lifestyles including the care of creation. This resource is …

Is it ethical to invest in fossil fuels?

JRI has long been interested in climate change. It is now clear that we need to leave most of the remaining reserves of fossil fuels in the ground if we are to avoid dangerous levels of global warming (many scientists say a maximum of two degrees Celsius above the pre-industrial …