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 …

Martin

I first discovered the CRES course whilst reading Peter Harris’ excellent book ‘Kingfisher’s Fire’. At the time I had some big questions – about the state of the earth and the issues facing the natural world.  The world we live in today seems so downgraded compared to early accounts given in scripture that part of me wondered whether the Lord is still interested in creation today. I hoped that maybe the CRES course would help …

Kailean

I was born and brought up in a small farm owned by my dad in Manipur, North East India. I enjoyed wondering around the farm and helping out my parents in day to day activities as necessary. Since then, I developed a love for the natural environment. Although, I was raised in a Christian family I didn’t see any connection between my Christian faith and caring for the natural world, nor did I hear anyone …