A Study on the Environmental Crisis and Covid 19

The John Ray Initiative is pleased to announce the publication of Briefing Paper number 43, “A Study on the Environmental Crisis and COVID-19” by Revd. Dr. Sam Mortimer. This paper reflects on the theology and praxis around sustainability and climate change, considering the COVID-19 pandemic. It explores the scriptures and …

Messy Church Goes Wild

Jesus tells of the story of the mustard seed; “What shall we say the kingdom of God is like, or what parable shall we use to describe it? It is like a mustard seed, which is the smallest of all seeds on earth. Yet when planted, it grows and becomes …

Briefing Paper 42 – mission planning in post-Covid urban communities

JRI is pleased to announce the publication of JRI Briefing Paper number 42, Integrating creation care into mission planning in a post-covid urban setting by Shelly Dennison. This paper explores the positive and negative issues that the Covid-19 pandemic has exposed in urban and suburban communities, and the opportunities which …

Our New JRI President

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Mike Morecroft has agreed to become the new President of JRI, in succession to the late Sir John Houghton. Mike is an ecologist and is currently Natural England’s Principal Specialist on climate change. This centres on developing the science of climate change impacts, …