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Looking ahead to 2023: Three Church leaders on their hopes for science-faith engagement

The last year has seen exciting and challenging scientific developments, from the launch of the James Webb space telescope, to a breakthroughs in nuclear fusion technology. We asked three Church leaders about their reflections on the

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What is a Theology of Science, and why do we need one?

One of the great things about ECLAS is the way that the project works on so many levels and looks at science and the Christian Church from so many different perspectives. These include our conferences for

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ECLAS and the Lambeth Call on Science and Faith

With the title “God’s church for God’s world”, it is fitting that the recent Lambeth Conference of global Anglican bishops made science and its interaction with Christian faith a major theme. The Archbishop of Canterbury highlighted

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Science-Engaged Theology in the Media

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SENIOR LEADERS December 6
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Robotics, AI and Ethics

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SENIOR LEADERS March 20, 2023
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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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We’re looking for a new Communications Manager

ECLAS is looking for a skilled communications manager to cover parental leave. The Communications Manager works with ECLAS Directors to develop communications strategy, and implements that strategy with the central team at Durham. Key tasks include

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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 nearly a decade, ECLAS has existed 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. Through surveys and in-depth interviews, we explore current attitudes towards science within the church and suggest evidence-based ways to engage more deeply with science. Our research informs our policy work, resource development, and senior leaders’ conferences.

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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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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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