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The Many Ethical Pitfalls of Space Tourism

“Star Trek” actor William Shatner describes G Forces as he speaks to the press at the New Shepard rocket landing pad on October 13, 2021. PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images. “You have done something …

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Conversations about science in the black Christian Community: Covid-19 & Covid-19 vaccines

This is a guest post from Adeyinka Oshin. Earlier this year I did a work placement with ECLAS during my studies for an MA in Science Communication at the University of Kent, Canterbury, conducting a research

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Medical Breakthroughs and the Dangers of Reductionism in Mental Health

Last month saw the announcement of a new success in treating persistent and severe depression. In an experimental treatment at the University of California, San Francisco a 36 year-old woman, Sarah, was fitted with a brain

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From Reading To Writing Genes

Francis Crick Institute, London

SENIOR LEADERS January 10, 2022
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Saved From What? (And For What?)

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Southwark Regional Conference December 7
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Catholics at COP26

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Announcing our funding for new Scientists in Congregations projects

We’re awarding funding totalling £400,000 to 23 churches in England and Wales to explore the relationship between science and faith through our church engagement programme Scientists in Congregations. The successful churches have each received grants of

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In Memoriam: Revd Dr Joel Edwards

It is with great sadness that the ECLAS team heard of the death of Revd Dr Joel Edwards.  Joel was a Visiting Fellow of St John’s College and had completed his DThM recently as a part-time

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Science for Seminaries award winners announced

We are delighted to announce that we have awarded grants to nine theological colleges in the UK through our Science for Seminaries programme, with the aim of promoting science-engaged theology. The colleges have each received sums

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ABOUT ECLAS

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. In an age when faith is often portrayed in opposition to science, we want to create opportunities for church leaders to connect with world-class 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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Catholics at COP26

We partnered with the Laudato Si’ Movement for this event on climate science, communication, and theology during COP26 chaired by Bishop John Arnold. Speakers include Dr Lorna Gold, Dr Carmody Grey, Dr Franziska Kohlt, Lydia Lehlogonolo

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What role does science play in theological formation?

For our Science for Seminaries retreat in April 2021, we asked some of the UK’s leading theologians about the role that science plays in theological formation.

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God and the Pandemic

Watch Revd Prof David Wilkinson in conversation with NT Wright on his new book, God and the Pandemic (SPCK Publishing). A rich exploration of the Church’s response to pandemics past and present, why lamention is an essential part of spirituality, and how Christians can better engage with science in the aftermath of Covid-19.

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Interview Covid-19