Category: SCIENCE AND RELIGION

CHURCH ACTION Scientists in Congregations guest post: Wild and Wonderful

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...

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CHURCH ACTION £130,000 FOR NEW CHURCH AND COLLEGE SCIENCE-FAITH PROJECTS

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...

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SCIENCE AND RELIGION Why the Church of England is talking about Artificial Intelligence

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...

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SCIENCE AND RELIGION Living with Tech: Dune and the possibility of a machine-free...

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...

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SCIENCE AND RELIGION Relating to AI – keeping it in the family?

In 1909, the author E M Forster published a story called ‘The Machine Stops’ in the Oxford and Cambridge Review. In it, he describes a world in which humans live isolated lives, their every physical...

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CHURCH ACTION Giving thanks for the life of Sir John Houghton, climate...

On Saturday I was in a small village hall in Aberdyfi, on the Welsh coast. In amongst amateur dramatics and music recitals, the hall was hosting perhaps one of its most significant events. It was...

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CHURCH ACTION Scientists in Congregations Guest Post: Life on the Edge

By Dr Mike Kent, project co-director of Life on the Edge at Wadebridge Methodist Church and Tubestation, Cornwall. Image credit: Adrian Langdon. Read more about Scientists in Congregations here. The Life on the Edge project is based at...

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CHURCH ACTION Seeing and believing: Lessons from “Doubting Thomas”

On the second Sunday of Easter, Anglicans traditionally reflect on Jesus’ appearance to so-called doubting Thomas. Richard Dawkins once proposed the apostle Thomas for the role of patron saint of science, as the only disciple that...

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