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 Wonders of the Living World, and Test of Faith projects which provided a whole raft of resources and events to churches. The appointment of a Church Engagement Director means that we can offer advice and support as you seek to engage with science as part of your regular church activities with adults. If you are looking for input for children and young people, take a look at the Faraday youth and schools programme.
Find out more in the about section, connect with us or sign up for regular resource updates, check out upcoming events, 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.
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
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
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
There is great value in equipping ordinary Christians to think through the issues and opportunities presented by science today, both biblically and practically. I hope that many church leaders will take advantage of the important work that The Faraday Institute is doing in this area.Mike Betts, founder of the Relational Mission family of churches (part of Newfrontiers)
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
This month’s interview in the Wonders of the Living World series is with Professor Stephen Freeland, Director of Integrative Studies at the University of Maryland in Baltimore. Steve is fascinated by the question of whether the genetic code is close to optimal – in other words, if life evolved on another planet would it have […]
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