Covalence for April 2017

Covalence for April 2017

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Communicating the religion and science story is the theme of this month’s issue, which features an essay from Leslie Wickman on the history of the American Scientific Affiliation. This group is growing and currently totals 3,000 scientists who are also Christian, while the number of American scientists identifying themselves as Christians is an estimated 3.6 million.

While a fair number of ASA members likely enjoys telling about their faith and their work, some are perhaps less outgoing and that is okay. But telling that story of the intersection of faith and science within an individual’s vocation can be exciting.

Telling the religion and science story broadly is still a new endeavor in many ways. Another group seeking to better tell the story is the Religion News Foundation, which will likely give higher visibility to a variety of religion-and-science topics via a timely grant from the John Templeton Foundation.

In addition, the Lutheran Alliance for Faith, Science and Technology is bringing together theologians and scientists in a free event featuring lectures related to CRISPR and its application. The lectures, “Being the Church in the Age of Biological Manipulation,” on Friday, April 28 in Chicago.

If you have a story to tell, don’t hesitate to reach out. We will be here. For now, enjoy this month’s issue!

Susan Barreto, Editor
Covalence
Relandsci@gmail.com
@LuthCovalence