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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: moving beyond academia

For eight years, the Science for Seminaries (SfS) programme has helped Christian seminaries to bring science into their core curriculum. SfS launched in the US and Canada in 2014, headed by AAAS DoSER in partnership with

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Why the Church of England is talking about Artificial Intelligence

As a the ECLAS director who leads on work with the Church of England’s public policy team, I am fortunate to help inform behind the scenes thinking about AI and Robotics and related technologies. People are

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Robotics, AI and Ethics

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SENIOR LEADERS March 20, 2023
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Saved From What? (And For What?)

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Southwark Regional Conference December 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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£130,000 FOR NEW CHURCH AND COLLEGE SCIENCE-FAITH PROJECTS

We are pleased to award £130,000 to ten churches and three theological colleges under the 2022-23 Scientists in Congregations and Science for Seminaries awards. Ten congregations have received a total of £93,035 under the Scientists in

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ECLAS CO-DIRECTOR DAVID WILKINSON RECEIVES ARCHBISHOP’S AWARD FOR EDUCATION

The Archbishop of Canterbury’s 2022 Lanfranc Award for Education and Scholarship has been awarded to ECLAS co-director Revd Prof David Wilkinson. He has been recognised for his outstanding contribution as a communicator and thinker, bringing together

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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

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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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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Three Minute Theology: Why do Christians need eco-theology?

Dr Jeremy Kidwell explores the value and importance of eco-theology. This video from Nazarene Theological College was supported by an ECLAS Science for Seminaries grant.

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Reflection Climate change