Progress or Problem? Responding to Genetically Modified Food and Crops

JRI is pleased to announce the publication of Briefing Paper No. 27 by John Weaver. This is a 12 page report summarising the Environment Day Conference at Redcliffe College, Gloucester, held on 2nd March 2013. DOWNLOAD PAPER With contributions from Joe Perry, John Weaver, Martin Hodson and Christopher Jones MBE, …

Genetically Modified Animals: Report by Dr Martin J Hodson on a Meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Food and Health Forum

I have been interested in genetically modified (GM) crops ever since I was working on my doctorate on salt tolerance in grasses in the late 1970’s. I have watched them grow from a glint in a few scientists’ eyes to a multinational business. Of course this development has not been …

Working with Australian church youth to respond to climate change

Working with Australian church youth to respond to climate change: improvisational drama as an educational tool JRI is pleased to announce the publication of Briefing Paper No. 26 by Sally Shaw. This is the second of our briefings which has more of a social science research focus, and is therefore …

Sustainability and Ethics

The John Ray Initiative is pleased to announce the publication of “Sustainability and Ethics” by Ian Arbon and John Weaver. This 44 page paper has been produced in association with the Industrial Christian Fellowship. Ian Arbon is an engineer and was a former Chair of JRI, and John Weaver is …

Review of “A Political Theology of Climate Change”: Michael S Northcott

A Political Theology of Climate Change, Michael S. Northcott, Wm B Eerdmans Publishing Co, Cambridge and Grand Rapids Michigan, 2013, Pp335. Although Michael Northcott has published on the environmental crisis before, this is possibly his most important book. It is based on research carried out between 2008 and 2011 – …