Ever wanted to know how to put your interest in the environment together with your Christian faith, but did not know where to start? The distance learning course Christian Rural & Environmental Studies (CRES) offers a two year course that will help you understand more about these issues and how they relate. The CRES Certificate course looks at rural and environmental issues from a Christian viewpoint. There are no entry qualifications.
Under the guidance of local tutors, participants on the Certificate are led through six modules out of nine from: The Living World; Rural and Environmental Theology, Farming and Food; Christians as Salt and Light; Globalisation and Faith; The Physical Environment; The Biological Environment; Rural Communities; and The Church in the Countryside. Students write study papers and a work diary, one per module. In the final year of the course, students work on a project, the topic being chosen in consultation with the tutors.
There are four meetings a year where participants are able to meet tutors and others on the course.
For further information about the CRES courses, please visit http://www.cres.org.uk/ and contact: Lynda McKeown