Ji Young

I started the CRES course along with my doctoral program in climate change. The CRES course inspired and challenged me to think about how to integrate my knowledge with faith and real life. Particularly, writing a work diary was very helpful to reflect upon the environment and my daily life practice. Also working on a study paper certainly expanded the horizon of my knowledge and thought. The critical feedback from my CRES supervising tutors was …

Hannah

I am currently an ordinand in the Church of England and pursuing a PhD in Theology and Environment at the University of Durham. The CRES diploma was a fantastic opportunity to conduct independent research on Christianity and Ecology within a structured and supportive programme. I was paired up with an excellent supervisor who was able to offer expert guidance on my area of interest, helping me shape my initial research questions and offering feedback during write-up. …

Izzy

Studying CRES was a fantastic opportunity to expand my knowledge on not only environmental issues but also investigate what the Bible says about looking after the planet. I was interested in the course having studied Geography at University and wanted a more theological insight into environmental issues. There was a brilliant range of subjects to study  and I felt I learnt a huge amount. I also thoroughly enjoyed the CRES day conferences and residential where …

Chris

In 2009 I was granted a period of study leave from my post as a vicar in Preston, Lancs, and had been intending to while away the time musing about climate change. However, I realised that I needed something that would ground my musings with academic rigour and, at the same time, provide a structure to the study period. I came across reference to the Christian Certificate in Rural and Environmental Studies, and was fortunate …