Jonathan Cornford is co-founder of Manna Gum, a ministry in 'good news economics'. He has a doctorate in political economy and spent fifteen years involved in research and advocacy on development issues in the Mekong Region (primarily Laos and Cambodia), with particular focus on the link between economic and ecological change. Jonathan has also spent a number of years living and working in Urban Seed, a Christian community reaching out to the street and drug culture in Melbourne's CBD. He now lives with his wife and two daughters in Bendigo, Victoria, where they are members of the Seeds Community and the Common Rule Christian network. Jonathan is currently also undertaking a doctorate in theology through Whitley College in Melbourne.