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Author Martin J. Hodson

Martin J. Hodson is a plant scientist and operations director for the John Ray Initiative. He has more than 100 research publications and speaks widely on environmental issues

If you disregarded all other ethical concerns, and based your support of fossil fuels on a money-centered ethic, an investment in fossil fuels is looking increasingly dicey. […] Read More

Many years ago, I was manning a booth for Sage, Oxford’s Christian environmental group, at the annual Green Fair in Oxford Town Hall. One of the visitors to the booth was Andrew Linzey, the leading Christian animal ethicist. Linzey was concerned that, in his view, Christian environmentalists at the time were not very interested in […] Read More

My wife and I visited Wittenberg, a town made famous by the reformers Martin Luther and Philip Melanchthon, this summer. Our visit followed a week teaching about the environment on the Bible and Culture course run by IFES Graduate Impact in Woltersdorf near Berlin. It was on Oct. 31, 1517, 500 years ago, that Luther […] Read More

Things have sped up on climate change in all sorts of ways in 2017. In January, I wrote a briefing titled “Donald Trump, the Environment and the Church” for the John Ray Initiative, where I serve as operations director. I have spent a lot of time this year monitoring the Trump administration and wrote a […] Read More