As human beings created in the image of God we have a mandate to take care of the Earth. We are to care for the Earth and have an impact on our societies that will lead us closer to living in harmony with our environment. As Christians and professionals in this field we need to learn about the environment, but also to learn how to have an influence that will change attitudes towards it. Christians should have an impact on environmental issues around the world. We will aim to help those who are deeply committed to a professional involvement in the environment to develop a more consistent biblical approach to their field.


This is a brand new (2018) Cross-Current Group for young Christian adults who are working in the field as young professionals in business, agencies, civil services, NGOs or as researchers in academia. The group will meet for 6 weekends over the next 3 years, and be led by Dr Martin Hodson and Rev Margot Hodson. Martin is Operations Director for the John Ray Initiative. He is a plant scientist and environmental biologist, and a former Principal Lecturer, and now Visiting Researcher at Oxford Brookes University. He is also Associate Member of the Institute of Human Sciences at the University of Oxford. Margot is a senior pastor in the Church of England in charge of 6 churches in rural England. She was previously Chaplain of Jesus College, Oxford. Margot is on the management boards of the John Ray Initiative, A Rocha UK and Grove Ethics. Martin and Margot have published many books and articles in the faith and environment area.

This new group will meet six times over the next three years. We have already had the first meeting, but there is still space and time if you want to join the group. To register your interest please fill out the form below:



The next group meeting (meeting 2) will be in Woltersdorf, Berlin from 1st to 4th November 2018.