Seminars and Conferences about Theology & Science and the Nature of Life
Instituto Cristiano para la Ecologia y el Desarrollo “Nuevo Creacion”
The Christian Institute for the Ecology and Development – “New Creation”
With the objective of raising awareness of Christian leaders and professionals in the sciences regarding the positive relationship between natural science and theology, this society seeks to counter the sharp separation between Christian communities and secular science in Peru. To accomplish this, they reach out to seminaries and universities in five of Peru’s largest cities. Eleven programs each year, with an emphasis on ecology, the environment, and theology, are held at various institutions within each of the five target cities. Each program seeks to create a local dialogue and discussion group for that institutional community. Faculty representing several of the targeted institutions and serving as the core membership organize the 11 annual workshops and supervise the development of the local groups. Volunteers within each institution are recruited to lead book discussions and to produce new materials on themes such as biodiversity, design, stewardship, conservation, and Biblical and theological resources. Thorough evaluation of the monthly programs and the local discussion groups will gauge the effectiveness of the project.