The Faraday Institute works with UK-based churches, equipping and encouraging them to include engagement with science as part of their regular activities.
We have always supported UK churches in their engagement with science through talks, short courses, articles and books. We have also hosted the Test of Faith, God in the Lab, Science and Belief and Wonders of the Living World projects, which provided a whole raft of resources and events to churches. The recent appointment of our Church Engagement Director means that we can also offer advice and support as you seek to engage with science as part of your regular church activities.
Find out more in the about section, connect with us or sign up for regular resource updates, or or get some ideas from other churches. We have also brought together the resources for churches that have been produced at Faraday, or by other organisations, and will continue add to them. If you are looking for input for children and young people, take a look at our youth and schools team.
I am really excited for people to explore God through questions. That is exactly the purpose of our THOUGHT event series and we couldn't run it without the Faraday team. They continue to support us in opening up questions of science and faith with credibility, authenticity and approachability.Louise Davis, Gallery Church, Birmingham
The Faraday Institute has established itself as one of the most important resources for helping churches to engage with questions of science and religion through its publications, conferences, and speakers.Alister E. McGrath, Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion, University of Oxford
I have been delighted in recent years to see the way in which The Faraday Institute has enabled so many people to move beyond the clichéd stand-off between scientific knowing and the many other kinds of human knowing.The Rt Revd Prof N. T. Wright, St Andrews University, formerly Bishop of Durham
Ruth and her team are excellent enthusiastic communicators and blessed us greatly by what they shared… Exciting and intriguing examples of Gods amazing creation… I had excellent feedback afterwardsMartin Crook, Leader of Hope Community Church (Newfrontiers), Brentwood
very practical...with easy takeaways for ministry in the local church…to hear people speak about their work in a manner that the non-scientific person could understand. This was brilliant.Faraday Church leaders course delegates
Those of us who preach have probably attended classes or read books that teach us to connect with contemporary culture in order to make our words relevant and memorable to the congregation. Many church leaders and preachers have a science background, or are interested in science, so are keen to bring science into their teaching […]