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COMING HOME

Discipleship, Ecology and Everyday Economics

by Jonathan Cornford

Coming Home provides something that is virtually non-existent in Christian literature: an articulation of biblical faith in the nitty gritty of everyday material life that simultaneously responds to the great challenges of ecological crisis, economic injustice, social malaise and family breakdown. It takes seriously the ways in which the shape of our household economy – our work, leisure, consumption, investment and use of time – impact our relations with others, with the earth, and with God. Coming Home joins biblical theology with analysis of contemporary problems to help chart a practical, hopeful and life-giving path through troubled times. (Read more ...)

$19.95 (incl. postage)

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. (Read more ...)

$19.95 (incl. postage)

 

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. 

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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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        Poverty & Overseas Aid

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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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