Science and Faith at Universities!
Written by Radio Maria England on 23/06/2022
Science and Faith (https://radiomariaengland.uk/about/programmes/science-and-faith/) is a series funded by an organization called Equipping Christian Leadership in an Age of Science (ECLAS). We have just completed the first phase of our project which was to visit parishes and record discussions on science and faith in front of a live audience.
For our second phase, we would like to visit several university chaplaincies to make these recordings. Our plan is to have a panel of four speakers two of whom are students and two of whom are professional scientists or have some professional expertise relevant to the relationship between science and faith. We are therefore looking for Catholic chaplaincies that would be willing to host such an event. The aim is for these recording events to take place on a Saturday or Sunday from October this year through to February next year, and each event would last for about one and a half hours. We would hope around 20 students and young people would attend each event. We would be able to find the two speakers with professional expertise in science/science and faith, though if chaplains had suggestions, we’d certainly be very open to them. But what we would need from the chaplaincies is for them to identify two students who would be willing to speak about their own views on the relationship between their faith and their understanding of science. Ultimately, as well as making a science and faith series, we are looking for students who would be willing to take part in a “God and the Big Bang” (https://gatbb.co.uk/) speaker training weekend in May 2023.
We would be very grateful if you could advertise this to University Catholic chaplains and ask them to contact Radio Maria (email@example.com) if they think such an event could be a success at their chaplaincy. Further details can be found in the flier below. Since we have funding, we can cover any costs involved in hosting such an event.