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Guest post from Petra Crofton, Scientists in Congregations project co-director at St Lawrence Church in Barnwood and author of Science Geek Christy and her Eco-Logbook. I am a project co-director for a Scientists in Congregations project
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
Frank Herbert’s novel (and its recent movie adaptation) Dune asks us to imagine a world without computers. Herbert writes of a “Butlerian Jihad,” a religious crusade against machines. The name comes from Samuel Butler, who published
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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
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
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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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.
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.
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 ScientistsLEARN MORE
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.WATCH NOW
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.
A presentation from our’ ‘From Reading to Writing Genes’ conference about how genetics are understood by the public.WATCH NOW
A presentation from our' 'From Reading to Writing Genes' conference about how genetics are understood by the public.