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GMOs and protection of ‘nature': Does the Christian tradition offer a distinctive perspective?

The social, ecological and theological implications of genetically modified food crops were among the issues coming before the last General Convention of The Episcopal Church. At that convention, in July 2012, The Episcopal Church adopted a resolution A013, “Study Genetically Modified Crops  calling for study and development of recommendations to empower the 2015 General Convention to read on

Commentary

A natural question of faith

A natural question of faith

What is natural? A deceptively simple question, but when it comes to what we eat, how we behave and perhaps even in how we view religion it becomes more complicated. The question about what is “natural” is being discussed with increasing frequency among Christians as well as in marketing departments as they design food packaging. read on

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Neuroscience, theology and violence: a new focus for popular lecture series

The Siena Center at Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois, is bringing together voices from the scientific and theological community to discuss the implications of violence and how these two disciplines might respond. According to Rachel Hart Winter, director of St. Catherine of Siena Center at Dominican, the theme of “Sin and Pathology: Theology, Neuroscience read on

University of Chicago Divinity School looks to hire professor in environmental ethics

The University of Chicago Divinity School plans to fill an appointment for a new, tenure-track assistant professor position in Environmental Ethics. According to the job posting, candidates should be qualified to teach and direct research in Environmental Ethics (e.g., the value of and duties towards biotic realities, non-living realities and ecosystems, environmental criticism, animal rights, read on

Jesuit brother wins American Astronomical Society honors

Brother Guy Consolmagno will receive the Carl Sagan Medal for Excellence in Communication in Planetary Science at a meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) in November. The annual awards presentation for the Department of Planetary Sciences within the AAS honors research, exploration and even journalism in the field of planetary science. Brother Guy as read on

A New Clergy Climate Letter

The Clergy Letter Project is looking to promote “a broader and more scientific understanding of the many ways humans interact with the natural world” through the new “Clergy Climate Letter.” The Clergy Climate Letter was developed in partnership with Interfaith Power and Light and the National Center for Science Education. It reads as follows: We, read on

American Academy of Religion meeting to host climate change discussion

The Public Religion Research Institute recently announced plans to make public the results of a survey it conducted on religion and climate change at the American Academy of Religion plenary session coming up in November in San Diego. The survey of 3,000 Americans is one of the largest surveys on religion and climate change ever read on
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