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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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CHURCH ACTION Blood, breath and bread: Understanding Death and Life

Death is a process, not an event. In the days before death, a person’s heartbeat and blood circulation slow down and they will begin to sleep more and more, increasingly lapsing into periods of unconsciousness....

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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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ECLAS IN THE NEWS 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...

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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 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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