The Faraday Institute has a Christian ethos, but encourages engagement with a wide diversity of opinions concerning interactions between science and religion. It aims to provide accurate information in order to facilitate informed debate.
Founded in 2006 (as part of St Edmund’s College) since 2018 it has been an independent charitable organisation and an Associate Member of the Cambridge Theological Federation.
The mission of The Faraday Institute is to shed new light on life’s big questions through academically rigorous research in the field of science and religion; to provide life-changing resources for those with interests in science and faith through research dissemination, education and training; and, to catalyse a change in attitude towards science and faith, through outreach to schools, colleges, the scientific community, religious institutions and the general public.
The Faraday Institute has a vision to make the very best of academic scholarship available as widely as possible. To this end we have invested significantly in bursaries for academics from parts of the world where access to good resources is limited. We make sure that our powerful online resources are designed with simple interfaces and can all be downloaded and used offline where internet access is patchy or absent.
A group of scholars linked informally to a cohort of Faraday Associates, based mainly within the scientific community, who are actively involved in science-religion interactions through publishing and lecturing.
The Faraday Institute derives its name from Michael Faraday, one of Britain’s best-known scientists, who saw his faith as integral to his scientific research. The logo of the Institute is based on Faraday’s discoveries.