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2017 Thanksgiving Appeal
November 7, 2017
Looking back on the first 11 years and preparing for the next 20 In this season of Thanksgiving, we are
Looking back on the first 11 years and preparing for the next 20
In this season of Thanksgiving, we are looking back on our first eleven years and celebrating with gratefulness all we have been able to achieve through the encouragement, prayers and generous giving of our supporters across the world.
From our small beginnings in 2006, we have grown to become a leading and highly-respected voice in the science and religion dialogue worldwide, not only within the academic community but in churches, schools, colleges and the public square. Our voice has been one of reason, balance, honesty and respect – an antidote, we hope, to the prevailing narrative of conflict and misunderstanding. We are proud that with the help of our supporters we have been able to contribute a positive message of how science and faith can work together to their mutual benefit, and we are thrilled at how, with support from our donors, we have been able to provide a pastoral resource to many who have struggled with ‘faith as the enemy of science’ or vice versa. Our international impact continues to grow through courses, on-line resources and Faraday Papers in different languages, and we feel especially privileged to be welcoming an increasing number of American speakers and delegates to our activities in Cambridge. Also noteworthy is the fact that 60% of the downloads of Faraday lectures from the University of Cambridge website are to US-based viewers.
As we write, we are excited to report that we have just completed a move into our new premises within the Cambridge Woolf Building (illustrated above) located within the grounds of Westminster College, made possible by a generous donation that has secured us a 20-year sub-lease. This is the first page of a new chapter in which we hope to consolidate our core resources and create a stable platform with which to attract the next generation of leaders, scholars and communicators.
Further details of how to donate and support our growth can be found in the document above.
PRESS RELEASE: Muslims and Evangelicals reject evolution LESS if they attend faith schools
October 20, 2017
Muslims and Evangelicals reject evolution LESS if they attend faith schools A newly-published
Muslims and Evangelicals reject evolution LESS if they attend faith schools
A newly-published study examining attitudes to evolution in Britain reveals that faith school attendance is associated with more acceptance of evolution for Muslims and evangelical Christians. The study is the first in the country to analyse attitudes to evolution among Christian, Muslim and non-religious groups.
Read the full Press Release in the attached PDF
The Faraday Institute has moved
September 20, 2017
The Faraday Institute has moved to new accomodation over the road. Our new address: The Faraday Institute Madingley Road CB3 0BU The postcode will take
The Faraday Institute has moved to new accomodation over the road.
Our new address:
The Faraday Institute
The postcode will take you to Lucy Cavendish College; please see the map for directions to our building. Parking remains at St Edmund's College.
Our phone number remains 01223 748 888
CALL FOR PAPERS: "Reading is Believing? Sacred Texts in a Scientific Age".
August 11, 2017
CALL FOR PAPERS: "Reading is Believing? Sacred Texts in a Scientific Age". Academic colloquium The Faraday Institute for Science and
CALL FOR PAPERS: "Reading is Believing? Sacred Texts in a Scientific Age". Academic colloquium
The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, in collaboration with the Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge.
[download Call for Papers here]
Dates: 26-28 March 2018
Venue: Clare College, Cambridge
How have the scriptural traditions of Islam and Christianity been interpreted in the modern age? In particular, what challenges have been posed to the Bible and the Qur'an by developments in modern science and technology?
These core questions will be addressed in this multi-disciplinary colloquium, for which abstract submissions are invited by the closing date of 31 December 2017. Funding for UK travel and conference accommodation is available for successful submissions.
For more information, go to http://sciencescripture.org/call-for-papers-reading-is-believing-sacred-texts-in-a-scientific-age/, or email Dr Caroline Tee at email@example.com.
NEW BOOK by Denis Alexander and CUP: "Genes, Determinism and God"
July 17, 2017
We are deligted that Dr Denis Alexander's latest book is now available to buy. On 13th July, Dr. Alexander spoke about
We are deligted that Dr Denis Alexander's latest book is now available to buy.
On 13th July, Dr. Alexander spoke about the book at the launch in Cambridge University Press bookshop. There were a good number of questions from the audiance followed by some great discussions with nibbles and refreshments.
The book is available to buy at an introductionary price of £17 from our bookshop http://bit.ly/2tivf0W
About the Book
Over the past centuries the pendulum has constantly swung between an emphasis on the role of either nature or nurture in shaping human destiny, a pendulum often energised by ideological considerations. In recent decades the flourishing of developmental biology, genomics, epigenetics and our increased understanding of neuronal plasticity have all helped to subvert such dichotomous notions. Nevertheless, the media still report the discovery of a gene 'for' this or that behaviour, and the field of behavioural genetics continues to extend its reach into the social sciences, reporting the heritability of such human traits as religiosity and political affiliation. There are many continuing challenges to notions of human freedom and moral responsibility, with consequent implications for social flourishing, the legal system and religious beliefs. In this book, Denis Alexander critically examines these challenges, concluding that genuine free will, often influenced by genetic variation, emerges from an integrated view of human personhood derived from contemporary biology.
Date: 13 July 2017