Covalence for December 2016/January 2017

Covalence for December 2016/January 2017

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Here is the year-end edition of Covalence, the online bulletin of the Lutheran Alliance for Faith, Science and Technology. This time we are looking more closely at the role religious communities can and should play in promoting mental health awareness. It has been a busy year within the religion and science community in 2016 and there are some excellent conferences and events coming up in early 2017. We will take a short break in January, as our normal publication schedule resumes in February 2017.

In case you are looking to catch up over Christmas on the main stories of 2016, here is a rundown of this past year’s main themes.

February – Dissecting religion and science through the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod lens

March  – The Green Way: How the church is defining its role on the journey to sustainability

April – Science, religion and the Big Bang Theory

May  – Luther on Copernicus and models for faith and science dialogue

June – Four implications for the future of the church in a scientific world

July/August – Vacation Bible School fun with a faith and science focus

September – The age of the world

October – The Presbyterian Church (USA) supports the role of science in approving ‘Affirmation of Creation’ at its General Assembly

November – Lutheran roots intersect with the dawn of the scientific revolution

Happy reading, and happy New Year!

Susan Barreto
Editor, Covalence