The Faraday Institute has partnered with local organisers in Mexico and Guatemala to run two very successful courses on Science and Religion in May.
In Puebla, Mexico, the course was sponsored by UPAEP, (Universidad Popular Autonomo de l’Estade de Puebla) a private Catholic University in the city, and formed part of their 40th anniversary celebrations.
A mainly academic audience of about 50 people heard lectures from distinguished Latin American speakers as well as Denis Alexander and Rodney Holder from The Faraday Institute and John Walton from Wheaton College.
The provision of simultaneous translation enabled everyone to fully participate in lectures and discussions. The course in Guatemala City, entitled ‘Science and Faith: Two Windows, One Reality’, took place at SETECA (Seminario Theológico Centroamericano) and was attended by over 70 scientists, theologians, and social scientists representing a wide range of ages and stages, including many theological students from the seminary.
There was great enthusiasm among many of the participants for continuing the science and faith dialogue in Guatemala, and the organisers are already talking about running another course in the future.