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 appointment of a 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 with adults. If you are interested in help with youth or children’s work, please contact the Youth and Schools team.
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.
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
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
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
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
The living world is beautiful, intricate, and highly ordered. Organisms flourish across virtually every location on earth, and biological scientists are constantly discovering more about them. These findings spark awe in those who study the natural world, and also raise questions about the meaning of what we see. What’s so special about life? Why are […]
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