Category: CHURCH ACTION

CHURCH ACTION New round of Scientists in Congregations for 2022-23

ECLAS is launching a new round of Scientists in Congregations grants for the coming year. From today, churches can apply for grants worth £10,000 to engage with scientific topics and affirm the role of scientists...

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CHURCH ACTION 5 fun science websites to use with church small groups...

There’s nothing like trying a science experiment hands-on, but that doesn’t have to mean getting messy. (If mess is what you’re looking for, we suggest you start here!) If you need computer-based demonstrations and tools...

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CHURCH ACTION Making the Choice to Love

The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach (although as numerous comedians have commented it is much quicker to go through the fourth and fifth ribs). Yet on this Valentine’s Day, couples will be...

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CHURCH ACTION SENIOR CHURCH LEADERS’ CONFIDENCE TO ENGAGE WITH SCIENCE IS UNDERMINED...

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...

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CHURCH ACTION The role of leaders in communicating science in the black...

This is a guest post from Adeyinka Oshin. In my previous blog post, I outlined that survey respondents from the black Christian community were keen on having conversations about science in areas that include climate...

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CHURCH ACTION The Christmas story does not need to ‘prove’ God

What has quantum gravity got to do with herald angels singing, little towns of Bethlehem and ‘Away in a Manger’? In his best-selling A Brief History of Time, Stephen Hawking recounts a conference on cosmology...

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CHURCH ACTION Medical Breakthroughs and the Dangers of Reductionism in Mental Health

Last month saw the announcement of a new success in treating persistent and severe depression. In an experimental treatment at the University of California, San Francisco a 36 year-old woman, Sarah, was fitted with a...

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CHURCH ACTION 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...

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