Professional Workshop: Science and Faith in the Local Church - CAMBRIDGE
St Edmund's College, Cambridge: Jan 9-10, 2019
Deadline for applications: December 17, 2018
Aim of Course
This two-day workshop is for lay and ordained church leaders and for those in training from all denominations to enrich their understanding of the science-faith dialogue. In recent years as the UK has become more secularised Science is no longer perceived as a religious activity. Further, for many the Church is looked at as a community who no longer value the role of science.
This course is for both those who have a background in science and for those who have none. It is specifically designed to:
- Better equip Christian leaders in their teaching on matters of Science and Faith by providing a deeper understanding of the diverse themes within this subject
- Build confidence in Christian leaders to address Science and faith themes in teaching/ preaching/ group study and in pastoral care
The course will comprise three themes:
- Contemporary hot topics in the dialogue between Science and Religion to include subjects such as cosmology, bioethics, climate change and natural disasters
- Science and faith in the local Church
- Pastoral approaches to Science-Faith issues
The workshop will run from 10.00am on Wednesday 9 Jan 2019 to 5.30pm on Thursday 10 Jan 2019. There will be no formal evening sessions.
- The cost of this two-day workshop is £50 to include tea & coffee breaks, a sandwich lunch on both days and all workshop materials.
- Places are limited to 60.
- Delegates will be responsible for their own overnight accommodation and evening meals.
Bookings now open.
Speakers (listed in alphabetical order) and topics
Click on a speaker's name to obtain brief biographical details.
- Revd Dr Roger Abbott : Natural disasters
- Dr Denis Alexander : Responding to creationism in UK churches
- Revd Prof. Alasdair Coles : Pastoral issues arising from neurological and psychiatric illness
- Prof. Keith Fox : Bioethics
- Lizzie Henderson : Raising the next generation of scientists
- Revd Dr Rodney Holder : Cosmology and fine-tuning
- Prof. Hugh Rollinson : Climate change - why should we care?
- Rt Revd Dr David Thomson (Bishop of Huntingdon) : Building better bridges - science and faith working together
- Dr Amy Unsworth : Attitudes to evolution amongst Christians in Britain
- Prof. John Wyatt : Matters of life and death
The course will be held in the Garden Room of St Edmund's College.
- Course Application Form and on-line submission
- Course Payment Form (only for use once your application has been accepted)
- Check your eligibility for a Faraday Bursary and to find the Bursary Application Form.
The cost of this two-day workshop is £50 to include tea & coffee breaks, a sandwich lunch on both days and all workshop materials.
|Wednesday January 9|
|9.50 am||Welcome and Introductions|
|10.00 am||Rt Revd Dr David Thomson (Bishop of Huntingdon): Building Better Bridges – Science and faith working together historically, nationally and locally|
|11.00 am||Coffee Break|
|11.30 am||Revd Dr Rodney Holder: Cosmology/ Fine tuning|
|1.30 pm||Prof. Keith Fox: Bioethics|
|2.30 pm||Revd Dr Roger Abbott: Natural disasters|
|3.30 pm||Tea Break|
|4.00 pm||Prof. Hugh Rollinson: Climate Change- Why should we care?|
|5.00 pm||End of Day|
|Thursday January 10|
|8.30 am||Morning Prayer at St Edmund's Chapel|
|9.00 am||Lizzie Henderson, Steph Bryant, Revd Dr Dave Gregory: Raising the next generation of scientists|
|11.00 am||Coffee Break|
|11.30 am||Group Discussion|
|1.15 pm||Dr Amy Unsworth: Attitudes to Evolution amongst Christians in Britain|
|2.15 pm||Dr Denis Alexander: Responding to Creationism in UK Churches|
|3.15 pm||Tea Break|
|3.30 pm||Revd Prof. Alasdair Coles: Pastoral issues arising from neurological and psychiatric illness|
|4.30 pm||Prof. John Wyatt: Matters of life and death|
|5.30 pm||End of Day|