Climate Change and Theological Reflection by Rev Dr John Weaver

Martin Hodson suggested that I might reflect on my growing understanding of climate change from a theological perspective to complement his blog. My awareness of climate change as an important issue developed through my reflections on the dialogue between science and the Christian faith in the 1990s. Encouraged by Keith …

CRES Residential: September 2017

Since 2007, Christian Rural and Environmental Studies (CRES) has been running an annual residential at Ripon College Cuddesdon (nr. Oxford) in September. This year it was on Friday and Saturday 1st/2nd September. Typically we have a field trip on Friday afternoon, a guest speaker on Friday evening, and our final …

Preparing for Creationtide (1st September to 4th October, every year) by Rev Arthur Champion

Two years ago my JRI blog was about the somewhat mysterious work of a Diocesan Environmental Adviser whereas this time I’m going to focus on a new season in the church’s year; “Creationtide”, which is dedicated to God as the Creator and Sustainer of all life. Creationtide originated in 1989 …

Is there a Christian case for Nuclear Energy? by Rev Dr John Weaver

A new book published in July 2017; Robert S. Dutch, “Let there be light!” Nuclear Energy: A Christian Case, Eugene, Oregon: Wipf & Stock, 2017 addresses the nuclear energy debate in the light of our need to address Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. This text is a wide-ranging, comprehensive and informative …