The Big Church Switch: Another window of opportunity by Rev Dr John Weaver

The Big Church Switch was launched on Ash Wednesday this year. The Big Church Switch calls on churches and individual Christians of all denominations to switch their energy supply (electricity) from fossil fuels to renewable energy, as part of their commitment to care for our neighbours and for the earth …

Climate Change – on the radar of the Church? by Dr David Golding

To read a Christian campaigner’s lament at the widespread, studied indifference within the Christian community to the monstrous threat and injustice of climate change, please see this letter published in the Evangelical Alliance magazine “Idea”: “Climate change – on the radar of the Church?” When asking us to make the …

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 …

Climate Agreement requires priests and prophets by Dr Tjirk van der Ziel

The very moment Julianne Hickey starts talking about children, the room falls silent. Previously, she had spoken about people who barely contribute to climate change but were to pay a high price. Julianne is director of the Catholic relief organization Caritas and travels around this vast archipelago. She sees how …