Science and Christianity: Bridging the Imaginary Divide

The aim of our project is to give local church leader and RE and science teachers added confidence in addressing issues in the relationship between science and the Christian faith and to provide access to helpful resources, including speakers, literature and other media. We plan to achieve this aim by running two one-day events.

The first event, scheduled for 23rd November 2017, will consist of separate afternoon sessions, for church leaders and then for teachers, to demonstrate the resources available and provide some training for delegates in their use. We are also pleased to have Professor Sir Colin Humpherys as a contributor to these sessions. Sir Colin is Professor and Director of Research, Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge. In the evening, Sir Colin will give a public lecture entitled ‘Can a scientist believe in miracles?’

The second event, scheduled for 24th February 2018, will be a full day public conference on the relationship between science and the Christian faith, with prestigious speakers discussing the issues from a variety of scientific disciplines. It will be hosted by St. Andrew’s Church, Plymouth and is designed as an example of a church-led event on the topic. The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion will be assisting in the organisation of this event.

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