Environment

From biodiversity loss to climate change, the created world is under pressure. Today’s environmental issues are theological and relational at heart. How can we develop a theocentric approach to the environment and promote lasting solutions?

Featured: Thoughtful Eating

What is a biblical response to environmental degradation, and how can we eat in a way that honours God?

This new book addresses the high environmental and social costs of modern food systems and provides theological reflections on the interconnected relationships between God, humanity and the non-human creation. By developing an extensive theology of food and eating, it suggests practical applications for individuals, organisations and policymakers – so that we can learn to eat joyfully, relationally and sustainably.

Cambridge Papers

Reducing Disaster Risk: creation care and neighbour love

By Amy Donovan September 2021     ‘Floods are “acts of God” but flood losses are largely acts of man.’[1]   This paper uses current ...

The Bible and Biodiversity

  ‘Let everything that has breath praise the Lord’[1]   We have an important moral and ethical decision to make: Do these [endangered] ...

A Burning Issue: Christian care for the environment

  'The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it...' - Psalm 24:1   Summary God created a world which he pronounced was very good and ...

Videos

The Covid-19 lockdowns led many people to a greater awareness and appreciation of nature and the environment around them. The recent disruption of food supply chains is causing us to question our present food systems in terms of food security, environmental sustainability and ethics. At the other end of some supply chains are low-income countries reliant on agricultural and commodity exports. Here, the pandemic has exposed a similar set of vulnerabilities, with both farmers and consumers at risk.

This session explored how two community agriculture projects are seeking to raise awareness of the connections between food systems and the environment, and to reduce the alienation between people and the land which both produces their food and contributes to their mental health and wellbeing.

You can find other videos from the 2021 Seeds of Change conference here.

Seeds of Change 2021 Day 3: Food Systems and Environmental Disconnection

The Covid-19 lockdowns led many people to a greater awareness and appreciation of nature and the environment around them. The recent disruption of food supply chains is causing us ...

Whatever the outcome of the 2021 COP26 climate conference, it's already clear that we must face the consequences of climate change that are already on track, especially climate-related disasters.

Our online Facing the Climate Crisis event was based around a live presentation of our latest Cambridge Paper, "Reducing Disaster Risk: creation care and neighbour love" by its author, Amy Donovan.

A specialist panel discussed the issues raised, including some of the tensions around climate action.

To read the original paper click here.

Cambridge Papers Live: Facing the Climate Crisis

Whatever the outcome of the 2021 COP26 climate conference, it's already clear that we must face the consequences of climate change that are already on track, especially ...

In this talk given at the Social Reformers Summer School, Margot Hodson (Director at the John Ray Initiative) unpacks different perspectives on environmental ethics and how Christians can engage well with them.

Find out more about the School here

Environmental Ethics: Christian and Secular perspectives

In this talk given at the Social Reformers Summer School, Margot Hodson (Director at the John Ray Initiative) unpacks different perspectives on environmental ethics and how ...

Podcasts

David Nussbaum was invited to give our first annual lecture.

He is CEO of The Elders (an independent group of global leaders working together for peace, justice and human rights founded by Nelson Mandela) and formerly CEO at WWF-UK and at Transparency International.

His lecture addressed the question, is there a way to eat that is good for me, good for others and good for the planet?

Podcasts
Annual Lecture 2019: Eating and the common good

David Nussbaum was invited to give our first annual lecture. He is CEO of The Elders (an independent group of global leaders working together for peace, justice and human rights ...

This lecture covers material in chapters 1 & 3 of 'Christianity, Climate Change and Sustainable Living' (Spencer & White), beginning with the scientific case in favour of global climate change.

Professor White then outlines the theological perspective on why we should care for the environment. He concludes by exploring how Christian values should play a key role in our response.

Podcasts
Global warming & Christian responsibility

This lecture covers material in chapters 1 & 3 of 'Christianity, Climate Change and Sustainable Living' (Spencer & White), beginning with the scientific case in favour of ...

In this talk the co-chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) Scientific Assessment working group 1988-2002 presents what he believes to be the impact of climate change.

He goes on to explain the IPCC process, the relationships between Christianity and climate change in the US, what he calls the "Denial Industry", concluding with the moral and Christian imperatives to take action.

Podcasts
Climate change - a Christian perspective

In this talk the co-chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) Scientific Assessment working group 1988-2002 presents what he believes to be the impact of ...

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