About Science and Belief

Science and Belief is a project of the Faraday Institute, initiated by Ruth Bancewicz with the aim of sharing stories about the positive interaction between science and faith.

Test_of_FAITHWhile overseeing the development of the Test of FAITH resources, Ruth was challenged by hearing a number of people, including the theologian Alister McGrath in one of the interview videos, to start some more proactive conversations about science and faith. Science and Belief aims to be one of those conversations, and includes guest authors, videos and podcasts, as well as Ruth’s own writing. It is wide-ranging, informative and challenging, and has been a finalist in the Christian New Media Awards.

God in the Lab coverOne of the fruits of this collection of articles is  God in the Lab: How Science Enhances Faith (Monarch, Jan 2015), which brings many of the thoughts presented here into a more coherent whole, addressing the subjects of creativity, imagination, beauty, wonder and awe.

Since Spring 2015, the focus of Science and Belief has been The Wonders of the Living World, which is a new initiative looking at how biology can raise questions about meaning and purpose. Marine conservationist Cara Daneel has joined Ruth to work part-time on this project, and she will also be editing and contributing to the blog over the next few years.

Further information about Ruth: Bio, What do you do?, The theologian and the telescope, Why I am a Christian

Further information about Cara: Bio, Living and working at the beautiful, blue front lines of marine conversation

Notes: The views expressed on this blog are those of the author and not necessarily those of the Faraday Institute. This work has been supported by grants from the Templeton World Charity Foundation.

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