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Science and sacred spaces: How churches can bridge the science-faith conversation

Gaia on display at Holy Trinity, Boar Lane in Leeds City Centre, November 2022 You may have seen science events in your nearest cathedral – Dippy the Dinosaur, STEM trails, light shows that aim to break

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COP27 and what to hope for when things keep getting worse

Glacier on Kilimanjiro. Photo by Lazary Simba – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0 The COP27 conference starts this coming Sunday in Sharm El Sheikh, and in the run-up we’ve seen the now-familiar burst of media coverage

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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 in the Media

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SENIOR LEADERS December 6, 2022
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Robotics, AI and Ethics

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SENIOR LEADERS March 20, 2023
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Biology, Race, and Public Theology: Justice at the Intersection of Christian Thought and Natural Science

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ECLAS co-director retires as Bishop of Kingston

ECLAS co-director, the Rt Revd Dr Richard Cheetham, retires today after serving for 20 years as Bishop of Kingston in the diocese of Southwark. Bishop Richard will continue his work with ECLAS as the project expands

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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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Cranmer Hall – Introduction to ‘A History of Science and Faith’ module

Cranmer Hall was a recipient of a 2021 Science for Seminaries grant from ECLAS. Here, Revd Dr Paul Regan gives a short overview of the module and why science and faith have a historical precedent of

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