Christian Perspectives on Water – local and global challenges in times of scarcity and plenty

Andy Kingston-Smith Lecturer in Mission and Justice, Redcliffe College

Christian Perspectives on Water – local and global challenges in times of scarcity and plenty

This edition focuses on the topic of water and considers missional responses in different water-stressed parts of the world. The first three articles are taken from the JRI Environment Day conference held at Redcliffe earlier in the year, and provide snapshots of local situations in Africa, as well as evaluating global concerns, whilst also including a theological perspective on water and what it meant to Old Testament Hebrews. The other two articles consider wider environmental perspectives, leading us to ponder those age-old questions again; who is my neighbour, and how should our relationships, both local and global, be conducted?

We look forward to receiving your feedback, so please join in the conversation by giving us your critiques, comments and questions!

Andy Kingston-Smith
Lecturer in Mission and Justice, Redcliffe College

Article 1:Water – Global Challenges for the 21st Century
(Frank Greaves and Sue Yardley, 4908 words) PDF -:- Abstract and Discussion
Powerpoint 1.6MB

Article 2: ‘Has the rain a father?’A biblical theology of water
(Dr John Bimson, 3840 words) PDF -:- Abstract and Discussion
Powerpoint 2MB

Article 3: Just Add Water: transforming communities by providing the missing ingredient
(Barbara Brighouse 5726 words) PDF -:- Abstract and Discussion
Powerpoint 1.5MB

Article 4: Trees in the Desert – Drought, Curse and Renewal in the Bible
(Jeremy Williams, 1631 words) PDF -:- Abstract and Discussion

Article 5: Us and Them: A Personal Take on Environmental Justice from the Perspective of Everyday Life
(Steve Moreby, 2400 words) PDF -:- Abstract and Discussion

And finally, a single PDF of the whole issue. Ideal for using offline or to make printing easier. 
Issue 42:  Single Document Version (in full)(pdf 700KB)

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