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John Ray Initiative

As we witness environmental degradation and the disastrous consequences of the extraction of natural resources, we must question the importance we have given to the exercise of our Christian stewardship. […] Read More

Children and teenagers around the globe have been holding strikes to protest the lack of effort by leaders and governments to deal with climate change. What else can they do as they see their future disappear? […] Read More

A natural climate change event some 4,200 years ago ended the Akkadian Empire. It’s a chilling reminder that another climate change, spurred by human activity, could have a devastating cost for our planet’s 7.7 billion people. […] Read More

If we’re going to turn around our environmental crisis, we can no longer leave it to scientists, corporations or government. We, as a society, must do a better job. […] Read More

If you disregarded all other ethical concerns, and based your support of fossil fuels on a money-centered ethic, an investment in fossil fuels is looking increasingly dicey. […] Read More

I met a Texan who speaks regularly about climate change and has lived to tell the tale. With my John Ray Initiative colleagues, Margot and Martin Hodson, I attended an event hosted by Climate Outreach at St Mary’s University Church, Oxford, on Nov. 15, 2017. Climate Outreach’s purpose is to ensure that climate change and […] Read More

Following the launch of John Reader’s latest book, “Theology and New Materialism,” at Trinity College, Oxford, a group of the attendees continued to meet occasionally at the college to discuss some of the issues arising from the book, funded by the William Temple Foundation. We were particularly interested in how some of the ideas in […] Read More

Things have sped up on climate change in all sorts of ways in 2017. In January, I wrote a briefing titled “Donald Trump, the Environment and the Church” for the John Ray Initiative, where I serve as operations director. I have spent a lot of time this year monitoring the Trump administration and wrote a […] Read More