Network to Promote Dialogue Between Science and Religion
St. Andrew’s Biblical Theological College
Designed for long-term impact, this broadly based, multilevel network of educational, outreach, and publicity activities promote the dialogue between science and religion in area educational institutions and the wider community. Core participants promote considerations in areas such as faith, environment, bioethics and technology; cosmology, creation and eschatology; epistemology, empirical knowledge and rational models in theology and science. A series of college level courses designed and promoted within various local and national institutions of higher learning were created for collaborative impact. Monthly seminars entitled “Theology, Philosophy and Science” promote discussion of emerging topics and issues will include specialists and leaders in education, science and theology. Annual conferences and workshops are held, with radio broadcasts to the outlying public, as well as publishing and distribution of translations, books and articles to other educational institutions and libraries throughout Russia. Paper contests challenge scholars and students to deepen their own research and considerations. In addition to internally developed courses, the Network offers programs to secondary schools and an online and correspondence initiative to reach national populations. The individuals involved the network appreciate the project’s ability not only to promote exploratory discussion, but also to solicit an increasing number of interested people. Friends of St. Andrew’s, a US organization, can be found by visiting http://www.fsabtc.org. Matching funds are provided by St. Andrew’s Biblical Theological College.