“In an age when faith is often portrayed in opposition to science, we want to create opportunities for church leaders to connect with world-class science and scientists; to develop well-informed, theologically grounded, practical knowledge about the world and our place in it.”
Based in the UK, the Equipping Christian Leadership in an Age of Science (ECLAS) project carries out original research to determine attitudes towards science and the efficacy of existing scientific narratives. Using insights from this research, they create resources for teaching on science and religion, working with theological courses and colleges to develop and incorporate new teaching materials into ordinand training. They also hold conferences for senior leaders on cutting-edge scientific topics including cosmology, artificial intelligence and robotics, genetics, and complexity. Through ECLAS’ Scientists in Congregations programme, they resource churches at a local level to engage in the science-faith dialogue, awarding grants for innovative events, theatre pieces, lectures and more.
DoSER is pleased to partner with ECLAS as they develop resources and programming for engagement with science and religion. In particular, DoSER is collaborating with ECLAS on developing a UK-based version of DoSER’s highly successful “Science for Seminaries” program to bring forefront science into the education of religious leaders in training.