Category: SCIENCE AND RELIGION

FUNDING Science-engaged theology: moving beyond academia

For eight years, the Science for Seminaries (SfS) programme has helped Christian seminaries to bring science into their core curriculum. SfS launched in the US and Canada in 2014, headed by AAAS DoSER in partnership...

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CHURCH ACTION 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...

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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 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...

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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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