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Celebrating science all year round

By Helen Billam and Theodora Hawksley. This is is the sixth post in our series on Science-Engaged Worship. Science touches our lives daily and has a place in our regular church activity – whether that’s in

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How to bring science into all-age worship

By Sarah Moring, Schools Development Officer and Michael Harvey, Executive Director, God and the Big Bang. This is the sixth post in our series on Science-Engaged Worship. God and the Big Bang (GatBB) runs interactive workshop

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Preaching Science: Three scientists choose their favourite Bible passages to preach on

This is the fifth post in our series on Science-Engaged Worship. There is a place for science in preaching. “Exploring the world, asking questions, and engaging critically are all appropriate for Christians,” writes the Revd Jennifer

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Building A Universe

Ogden Centre, University of Durham

SENIOR LEADERS September 14, 2021
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Science Fiction and Public Theology

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Senior Leaders October 14, 2021
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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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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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Deserts beyond deserts: Beyond the wilderness with the Perseverance rover, with the Revd. Dr Pamela Conrad

Revd Dr Pamela Conrad joined our Science for Seminaries retreat to talk about her work exploring hostile environments and designing the Mars rover, Perseverance.

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Lecture Cosmology
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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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Reflection
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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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