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Relating to AI – keeping it in the family?

In 1909, the author E M Forster published a story called ‘The Machine Stops’ in the Oxford and Cambridge Review. In it, he describes a world in which humans live isolated lives, their every physical need

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Genetics and Healthcare: Q&A with Prof Carlos Bustamante

Last time we spoke, you were teaching population genetics at Stanford University. What are you working on now? I am president and CEO of a company called Galatea, based in Miami, and we’re building a biobank

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Scientists in Congregations Guest Post: Life on the Edge

By Dr Mike Kent, project co-director of Life on the Edge at Wadebridge Methodist Church and Tubestation, Cornwall. Image credit: Adrian Langdon. Read more about Scientists in Congregations here. The Life on the Edge project is based at Wadebridge

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From Reading To Writing Genes

Francis Crick Institute, London

SENIOR LEADERS January 10
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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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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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Giving thanks for the life of Sir John Houghton, climate science visionary

On Saturday I was in a small village hall in Aberdyfi, on the Welsh coast. In amongst amateur dramatics and music recitals, the hall was hosting perhaps one of its most significant events. It was a

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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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FEATURED RESOURCES

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Preaching for Specific Learning Difficulties

    A three-part workshop on preaching for and with specific learning difficulties, including dyslexia, dyscalculia and ADHD. Part of a Science for Seminaries-funded project at Ripon College Cuddesdon.

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Reflecting on Science Fiction and Public Theology

A pair of reflections from Revd Dr Lucas Mix and Revd Prof David Wilkinson on the topic of science fiction and public theology, recorded during an online event in October 2021.

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Genetics in Public Awareness – Dr Philip Ball

A presentation from our’ ‘From Reading to Writing Genes’ conference about how genetics are understood by the public.

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