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Conference Panel
The Panel Session at our Conference

The Annual JRI conference took place on Saturday 5th March and if you missed out, or attended and want to revisit the day, resources are now available on our conference webpage and via the links below. Our theme was ‘A Sustainable Future?’ and we explored the recently agreed United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Our first speaker, Helen Dennis of Christian Aid, gave us an overview(mp3, pdf), then Dr Simon Stuart of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature focused in on the SDGs and biodiversity loss (mp3, pdf). After lunch Sheryl Haw of Micah Global encouraged and challenged us with a biblical and missiological view of the SDGs (mp3, pdf). Seminars were led by Ash Barker (pdf), Ian Brooks (pdf), Andrew Francis (pdf), Sheryl Haw and Bob Sluka (pdf), after which they joined with the main speakers for a question and answer panel session (mp3). Rev Dan Yarnell, who shared in leading the worship at the conference kindly wrote this reflection on the day.

Our thanks go to our conference partners ForMission, A Rocha UK and Micah Global, and to the events staff at Bournville College for hosting and providing for us.