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Science News Round-Up: Life in the Unlikeliest Places

Life, but not as we know it? Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU It was headline news when NASA’s Perseverance rover successfully landed on Mars in February this year. It’s since dropped out of the mainstream news, but while

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Is God calling you to be a scientist?

This is a guest post written by Dr Richard Gunton from Church Scientific. Science is big in our culture. Scientific knowledge and its pursuit constitute a major theme in education, media and the economy, yet most

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Three things I learned from our Scientists in Congregations gathering

In July we announced grants totalling £400,000 to 23 organisations across England and Wales. We had the privilege, earlier this month, of welcoming 33 delegates from 21 of those projects to celebrate their success here in

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Science Fiction and Public Theology

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Senior Leaders October 14
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From Reading To Writing Genes

Francis Crick Institute, London

SENIOR LEADERS January 10, 2022
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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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The Sacrament of Science – Report from 2019 Scientists in Congregations project at St Thomas Exeter

St Thomas Church in Exeter report on their 2019 Scientists in Congregations project, exploring whether science ought to be seen as a sacrament.

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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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