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COMING BACK TO EARTH

Essays on the Church, Climate Change, Cities, Agriculture and Eating

by Jonathan Cornford

Coming Back to Earth is a collection of essays that examine some of the foundational challenges that must be confronted this century – climate change, urban life, agriculture and food – with the conviction that the great biblical narrative has something essential to say about each of them.

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LIVING BY THE HOUSEHOLD COVENANT

Bible Study Resource

by Jonathan Cornford

The Household Covenant is a simple annual process for taking steps towards a more responsible way of living. This resource will tell you all you need to know about how to follow the Household Covenant, and supplies 7 weeks of Bible study material. Printed on 100% recycled paper.

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        '... longing for a better country'

        Christianity and the Vocation of Social Change

        by Jonathan Cornford

        "... the three most political acts we can undertake today are to seek holiness, to build the church and to evangelise. I say this knowing full well that these are widely considered as impediments to Christian political consciousness. Of course, they frequently have been; but that is only when they have not been fully understood."

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        Articles - Bible & Economy

        Housing, negative gearing & usury: A Biblical perspective on the real estate market, by Jonathan Cornford (Manna Matters, December 2014)

        Living in Babylon (2): Shalom in the city, by Jonathan Cornford (Manna Matters, September 2014)

        Living in Babylon (1): The meaning of the city, by Jonathan Cornford (Manna Matters, May 2014)

        Ethical Consumption: A new legalism or the law or love?, by Jonathan Cornford (Manna Matters, August 2013)

        Good Work, by Jonathan Cornford (Manna Matters, April 2013)

        Standing at the Crossroads (2): The economics of renewal, by Jonathan Cornford (Manna Matters, December 2012)

        Standing at the Crossroads (1): Facing up to the crisis of the church, by Jonathan Cornford (Manna Matters, September 2012)

        Daily Bread: The economy of enough in the Bible, by Jonathan Cornrod (TARGET Magazine, June 2012)

        The economics of the body of Christ, by Jonathan Cornford (Manna Matters, May 2012)

        Can we really make poverty history?, by Jonathan Cornford (Manna Matters, November 2011)

        Living with an open hand: the role of giving in discipleship, by Jonathan Cornford (Manna Matters, August 2011)

        Why I gave up serving the poor, by Claudio Oliver (Manna Matters, August 2011)

        'Your kingdom come, your will be done': Living in the kingdom of God, by Jonathan Cornford (Manna Matters, April 2011)

        From death to life: the economy of salvation, by Jonathan Cornford (Manna Matters, Nov 2010)

        But tenants in the land: Land & housing in the Bible, by Jonathan Cornford (Manna Matters, June 2010)

        No Poor Among You: The idea of Israel as an alternative economic community, by Jonathan Cornford (Manna Matters, November 2009)

        Towards a theology of just trade, by Jonathan Cornford (Harambee, July 2009)

        None shall have too much: The strange economics of manna in the wilderness, by Jonathan Cornford (Manna Matters, June 2009)

        Matter Matters: The spiritual side of economics, by Jonathan Cornford (Manna Matters, April 2009)

        No Time to Lose: Waking up to climate change, by Kim Cornford (Manna Matters, April 2009)

        Manna from Kevin, by Jonathan Cornford (Manna Matters, April 2009)

         

        Home Economics

        Reflections on following the Household Covenant (Manna Matters, December 2014)

        Investing in homes & people, by Alison Sampson (Manna Matters, December 2014)

        Having a go at rural living, by Elvira Hewson (Manna Matters, September 2014)

        Urban food possibilities, by Kim Cornford (Manna Matters, September 2014)

        An adventure in going car-free, by Cathy Cook (Manna Matters, November 2013)

        The Torah of Ethical Consumption: 7 guiding principles (Manna Matters, August 2013)

        Together we can do more: The story of our organic food co-op, by Dave White (Manna Matters, August 2013)

        Less is More: Living on a low income, by Jonathan Cornford (Manna Matters, April 2013)

        Simplicity Parenting, by Janet Ray (Manna Matters, December 2012)

        Meet your Meat, by Kim Cornford (Manna Matters, September 2012)

        Waking up to our mess: The problem of e-waste, by Dave Waterworth (Manna Matters, April 2011)

        Waste not want not: Urban gleaning, by Kim Cornford (Manna Matters, April 2011)

        Washed Clean: the joys and justice of making your own soap, by Delwyn Riordan (Manna Matters, Nov 2010)

        Easy Atonement?: the murky world of carbon offsets, by Kim Cornford (Manna Matters, Nov 201)

        Reflections from an urban renter, by Jonathan Cornford (Manna Matters, June 2010)

        Supermarket Checkout: Five principles for ethical shopping, by Nick Ray (Manna Matters, November 2009)

        What is it?: A reflection on the 100-mile diet, by Kim Cornford (Manna Matters, June 2009)

        Responsibility starts at home, by Jonathan Cornford (Manna Matters, April 2009)

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        Poverty & Overseas Aid

        Publications

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        BANKING ON AID

        An examination into the delivery of Australian aid through the World Bank and Asian Development Bank

        by Jonathan Cornford

        Published by Manna Gum/Oxfam Australia

        Banking on Aid presents data which more fully describes the role of the banks within Australia’s aid program and surveys the arguments being made for and against the them – it argues that the role of the banks in Australian aid should the subject of more critical debate.

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        Preserving plenty

        Preserving Plenty

        The beauty, achievements and struggle of the people of Sambor

        by Jonathan Cornford and Chhuon La
        Published by Manna Gum/Oxfam Australia

        This publication explores the changes and challenges of Sambor District in northeastern Cambodia, through the stories and life experience of the people who live there. Plans to dam the Mekong River for hydropower, and the rapid conversion of land to large-scale agribusiness plantations have meant that for many in Sambor, a spectre now looms on the horizon of an otherwise hopeful future. As the book shows, for some, the good life has already evaporated into desperate hardship.

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        Hiddens costs

        Hidden Costs

        The underside of economic transformation in the Greater Mekong Subregion

        by Jonathan Cornford & Nathanial Matthews
        Published by Oxfam Australia.

        This report challenges the "success story” narrative of development in the Mekong region by considering rural people's actual experiences of economic change in the "transition" economies of Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. It argues that the livelihoods, culture and environment of too many - especially ethnic minorities - have been seriously compromised by economic change in the Mekong.

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        Gloabalisation and change in Southern Laos

        Globalisation & Change in Southern Laos

        by Jonathan Cornford
        Published by Focus on the Global South

        This book has for its topic the enormous issue of how globalisation, a slippery concept at the best of times, affects the complex processes of change - social change, economic change and ecological change - in the southern regions of Laos.

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        Articles

        Hope for health, by Kama Trudgen (Manna Matters, December 2014)

        Unintended Consequences?: Ethical consumption & low-income labour, by Jonathan Cornford (Manna Matters, August 2013)

        The economics of remote Aboriginal communities (5): The need for flexibility, by Tim Trudgen (Manna Matters, November 2013 )

        The economics of remote Aboriginal communities (4): Building indigenous communities, by Tim Trudgen (Manna Matters, April 2013)

        The economics of remote Aboriginal communities (3): Moving beyond dependency, by Tim Trudgen (Manna Matters, December 2012 )

        The economics of remote Aboriginal communities (2): Today's economy, by Tim Trudgen (Manna Matters, September 2012 )

        The economics of remote Aboriginal communities (1): History, by Tim Trudgen (Manna Matters, May 2012 )

        When aid projects go wrong: What is AusAID's responsibility?, by Jonathan Cornford (New Mandala blog, February 2012)

        A view from Kabul, by Deb Storie (Manna Matters, November 2011)

        Can we really make poverty history?, by Jonathan Cornford (Manna Matters, November 2011)

        Banking on aid, by Jonathan Cornford (Manna Matters, November 2011)

        The aid industry in Burma, by Tamas Wells (Manna Matters, August 2011)

        '... in Cambodia, as it is in heaven': The non-violent struggle against land-grabbing, by Chris Baker Evens (Manna Matters, April 2011)

        In the deep end: Finding life on pilgrimage in Bangladesh, by Greg Hewson (Manna Matters, Nov 2010)

        Land & violence in Cambodia, by Chris Baker Evens (Manna Matters, June 2010)

        Saving the Mekong, by Jonathan Cornford (Harambe, January 2010)

        Opening the Can of Worms: Hard questions about aid, by Jonathan Cornford (Manna Matters, April 2009)

        The poor will always be with you: Who are the poor and what do they really want?, by Jonathan Cornford (Manna Matters, November 2009)

        Cutting through the crap: Understanding climate change politics in Australia, an interview with Miriam Pepper (Manna Matters, November 2009)

        None shall have too little: Experiences of the food crisis in Cambodia, by Samantha Baker-Evens (Manna Matters, June 2009)

        '... we ate all the food we wanted': Understanding the global food crisis, by Jonathan Cornford (Manna Matters, June 2009)

        A Greater Mekong Subregion?: Reflecting on 16 years of the Asian Development Bank's GMS Program, by Jonathan Cornford (Watershed, Vol.12, No.3 November 2008)
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        Australians & Laos (3): Mine the Gap, by Jonathan Cornford (New Mandala blog, December 2006)

        Australians & Laos (2): On the GMS bandwagon, by Jonathan Cornford (New Manadala blog, December 2006)

        Australians & Laos (1): Where you stand determines what you see, by Jonathan Cornford (New Mandala blog, Septermber 2006)

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