Dena Burne

We were sorry to hear that Dena Burne died on 25th January 2017, aged 87. The daughter of a (Wesleyan) Methodist Minister, Dena won the Pfeiffer Scholarship to Bedford College, University of London, where she studied Zoology (1947-1950). Bedford College was in Regent’s Park and she was frequently woken by …

Briefing Paper No 32: Donald Trump, the Environment and the Church

For the last few months JRI Operations Director, Dr Martin Hodson, has been looking into Donald Trump’s environmental policies. Since Trump’s election as President of the United States of America this effort has intensified, and has resulted in the production of JRI Briefing Paper Number 32 “Donald Trump, the Environment …

A Rocha UK Launches Eco Church

A new eco award scheme for UK churches has been developed by JRI partner A Rocha UK with Tearfund and Christian Aid, and was launched at St Paul’s Cathedral on 26th January. Supported by major denominations including the Church of England, Methodist Church and Baptist Union, and various environmental organisations, …

JRI and COP21

JRI was very active during the COP21 climate change meeting in Paris in December 2015. As a result we produced five resources that come at the topic from a variety of angles. Paris, Paris – COP21, a personal reflection and review. A special briefing by Dr. Martin Hodson. Paris, Romans …

Laudato Si- the Pope’s encyclical

It cannot have escaped your notice, but on Thursday 18th June 2015, Pope Francis published his long-awaited encyclical “Laudato Si” on the environment. A papal encyclical is an extended letter containing an important message, usually addressed to Catholic Church leaders, but this encyclical is for ‘every person living on this planet’. …