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JRI John Ray Initiative

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  • 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 …

JRI John Ray Initiative

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Type: Blog Article

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  • Beyond Ecosystem Services: Valuing the Invaluable

    Richard M. Gunton, Eline N. van Asperen, Andrew Basden, David Bookless, Yoseph Araya, David R. Hanson, Mark A. Goddard, George Otieno, Gareth O. Jones (2017) Beyond Ecosystem Services: Valuing the Invaluable. Trends in Ecology & Evolution DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2017.01.002 It is not often that we report on publications in secular academic journals, but this …

JRI John Ray Initiative

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Type: Blog Article

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  • An Introduction to Environmental Ethics

    We are pleased to announce the publication of a new Grove Booklet “An Introduction to Environmental Ethics” by Martin and Margot Hodson (E 184 in the ethics series). The booklet is described by the publishers here: “Environmental ethics is of increasing importance both in the wider world and as part …

JRI John Ray Initiative

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Type: Blog Article

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  • Saving Planet Earth – a serious role for the Church?

    CRES Day (Saturday 29th April 2017) at Ripon College Cuddesdon nr. Oxford with Andy Atkins and Margot Hodson Christian Rural and Environmental Studies (CRES) is very pleased to welcome Andy Atkins the Chief Executive of A Rocha UK, and former Chief Executive of Friends of the Earth, as guest speaker. He will look at …

  • 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 …

  • Reflecting on Donald Trump and Climate Change by Rev Dr John Weaver

    The reports of Donald Trump’s stance on climate change (and indeed other issues) indicate a man who is either easily swayed by the views of others, who does not have a clear appreciation of the issues, or is a very shrewd political operator, who seeks popularity where it is most …

  • JRI Conference 18 March 2017

    BOOK NOW for the annual JRI conference to be held on Saturday 18th March 2017 at Bournville College, Birmingham. In collaboration with ForMission College, this year’s theme is ‘Nature in the Balance’ and includes keynote talks from Dr Darren Evans, Prof Richard Bauckham and Revd Dave Bookless. Further details are …

  • Website Update

    The JRI website is currently (28th – 31st December 2016) undergoing a makeover! We are hoping to keep as much functionality as possible during this process but there may be times when links become temporarily inactive and items move from the usual menu location. Please bear with us – and …

  • Three Parent Families: Dr Andrew Wright

    Today (15 December 2016) it was announced by the UK’s Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority that 3 parent fertilisations can be undertaken in the UK subject to the granting by the HFEA of the necessary licence. I must declare an interest. I researched for 4 years at Newcastle upon Tyne …

  • Reflections on Recent Events by Dr Andrew Wright

    When the BREXIT referendum result came out one of our family was full of Capt Mainwaring style ‘we’re all doomed’ comments: the older generation had thrown away their generation’s future! Etc., etc. A short fatherly reminder that I had lived through the likes of the Suez Crisis, Black Monday, the …

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