Category: SCIENCE AND RELIGION

CHURCH ACTION Science-Engaged Worship at Easter

The affirmation of science as a gift from God can be actively incorporated into the church’s collective worship throughout the liturgical year.  At Easter we reflect on Christ, the firstborn over all creation and the...

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CHURCH ACTION The Loneliest Bat

In 1990 the greater mouse-eared bat was declared extinct in the UK, becoming the first mammal lost from these shores since the wolf in the late fourteenth century. Then in 2002 came a surprise discovery:...

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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 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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FUNDING Science news Round-Up: In the Beginning

Image credit: NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio It’s been an amazing month for science news, including the first transplant of a genetically modified pig’s heart into a human being, and research suggesting that people in vegetative...

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RESEARCH Finding Common Ground Between Science and Faith

One of the more intriguing corners of the internet is the world of pacifists playing war games. In both fantasy and reality-based games, including Battlefield V, Call of Duty and Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, you...

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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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