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HOW STORIES SHAPE FUTURES: FAITH, SCIENCE AND POSSIBILITY.

ECLAS in cooperation with the British Society for the History of Science and in connection with the Science Museum’s Science Fiction: Voyage to the Edge of Imagination exhibition. 6-7th June 2023 Science Museum, London Public event:

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Science and Technology Studies meets Science and Religion

  Last year (2022) I was lucky enough to receive funding from the International Network for Science and Belief in Society (INSBS) to produce an edited collection of essays using approaches from Science and Technology Studies

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In Memoriam: Professor Tom McLeish FRS

It is with great sadness we announce that our friend and long-time co-investigator on the ECLAS project, Professor Tom McLeish died yesterday. Tom founded the project with David Wilkinson and contributed wisdom, boundless energy and a

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Science, Future and the Christian Imagination

Science Museum, London

June 7
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Biology, Race, and Public Theology: Justice at the Intersection of Christian Thought and Natural Science

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Senior Leaders March 23
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Science-Engaged Theology in the Media

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SENIOR LEADERS December 6
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ECLAS RECEIVES £6M GRANT FOR GLOBAL OUTREACH

We are delighted to have been awarded a five-year, £6.2million grant to support bishops and senior Christian leaders worldwide to engage with science. Today, we are launching an exciting new strategy to build on our work

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ECLAS co-director retires as Bishop of Kingston

ECLAS co-director, the Rt Revd Dr Richard Cheetham, retires today after serving for 20 years as Bishop of Kingston in the diocese of Southwark. Bishop Richard will continue his work with ECLAS as the project expands

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SENIOR CHURCH LEADERS’ CONFIDENCE TO ENGAGE WITH SCIENCE IS UNDERMINED BY CONFLICT NARRATIVE

ECLAS research published in Zygon this week sheds light on attitudes towards science among senior church leaders in the UK. The paper “Building Enthusiasm and Overcoming Fear: Engaging with Christian Leaders in an Age of Science” offers

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ABOUT ECLAS

For the last decade, ECLAS has been working to equip senior Christian leaders with the tools, context and skills they need to engage confidently with science in their ministry and their personal faith.

ECLAS was born from the conviction that science is a gift from God, but that too often Christian leaders lack the confidence and tools to engage with scientific questions. Working with partners around the world, we want to create opportunities for church leaders to connect with science and scientists, to develop well-informed, theologically grounded, practical knowledge about the world and our place in it.

Original Research

Research forms the basis of ECLAS’ work to drive culture change within the Church. Our research informs our policy work, resource development, and senior leaders’ conferences. Along with our international partners, our research focus is on how context -- covering geographic, cultural, theological, denominational, national, and political settings -- offer challenges and opportunities for Church leaders' engagement with science.

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Developing Positive Science-Faith Engagement Across the Anglican Communion

For the Lambeth Conference 2022, we have created a guide for clergy and senior leaders to developing positive science-faith engagement. Based on interviews with scientists and senior leaders, our own research, and case studies from Scientists

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Science Across the Anglican Communion

Five members of the Anglican Communion Science Commission interview young scientists in their dioceses. Together, they discuss how the Church can support scientists in their work and vocation.

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Interview Climate change
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Cranmer Hall – Introduction to ‘A History of Science and Faith’ module

Cranmer Hall was a recipient of a 2021 Science for Seminaries grant from ECLAS. Here, Revd Dr Paul Regan gives a short overview of the module and why science and faith have a historical precedent of

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