Science and Christian Faith


May 29, 2018

A group photo of faith leaders held a press conference on May 23 to announce a joint appeal on climate action. Photo: Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts

[Episcopal News Service] Bishop Alan Gates of The Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts and Bishop Doug...

June 1, 2017

With the announcement by President Donald Trump of his decision to withdraw the commitment made by the United States to the Paris Climate Accord, I am reminded of the words of the old spiritual which speaks of God and God's creation in these words, "He's got the whole world in his hands." The...

January 31, 2016

The Rt. Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, former Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church, shares insights on the issue of creation and evolution and focuses on what matters eternally. This video is part of the Day1 Faith & Science in the 21st Century Series, made possible through the support...

March 11, 2011

The high priests of neuroscience (aka the Dana Alliance) have declared March 14 -20 as the 16th annual "Brain Awareness Week." This global celebration shares the good news about the brain discovered by researchers looking for the next blockbuster brain medication.

The brain is "plastic...

February 9, 2011

Feb. 12 marks the 202th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth. Young Charles rejected his father's elitist career choices for him as a medical doctor or an Anglican clergyman. Instead, a fascination with nature drove him to an adventurous, outdoorsy life as an iconoclastic naturalist.


February 13, 2009

Decades before she was elected presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, when even the priesthood seemed an unlikely calling, a teenage Katharine Jefferts Schori wrestled with big questions through the night.

In the darkness of the Stanford University chapel, she pondered the usual...

February 10, 2009

A new page paying tribute to the "forgotten" church work of Charles Darwin in his local parish of Downe, Kent, has been published on the Church of England's website, to illustrate, once again, how science and the work of the church can combine together.

The page "Darwin at Downe" is one...

April 24, 2008

The Episcopal Network for Science, Technology and Faith, at its mid-April meeting, named Robert J, Schneider, professor emeritus of Berea College, as the recipient of this year's Genesis Award.

Schneider was recognized for his work as lead author of A Catechism of Creation, a pioneering...

January 27, 2008

The third annual Evolution Weekend, February 8-10, will be marked by members of more than 100 Episcopal congregations calling upon scientists and science educators in their communities to employ their skills as preachers and teachers.

One important goal of the observance is "to elevate...

May 9, 2007

The Rev. Barbara Smith-Moran, a priest in the Diocese of Massachusetts, was awarded the 2007 Genesis Award for her pioneering work in integrating science and Christian faith.

Smith-Moran, who has a background in chemistry and astronomy, was one of the first co-chairs of the Executive...


The Blessed Tomorrow program works with religious and denominational leaders from across a diver

A group of scientists who endeavor to support each other as they seek a greater understanding of

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