Gustavus Adolphus reaching out to high school students for faith-science summer program

State of King Gustavus Adolphus Statue on the campus of Gustavus Adolphus College (J. mark Bertrand/Flickr/CC 2.0)

Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota is accepting applications from high school students interested in attending the Gustavus Academy for Faith, Science and Ethics that will focus on “Land and Identity: How our Food and Microbiomes Change Who We Are.”

Slated for July 14 through July 20, the program will look at global challenges such as soil depletion and food justice, as well as ways students can use gifts and talents to make a positive difference in the world.
The Academy Fellows Program allows high school students to explore their beliefs and to discover how scientists and people of faith are working to address some of the world’s most pressing problems, organizers say. More information on cost and application rules can be found at

This will be the third year of the Academy, which was funded as part of the Lilly Endowment’s High School Youth Theology Institutions initiative. Gustavus Adolphus College is one of 82 schools participating in the initiative. The institutions are located in 29 states and the District of Columbia. Although some schools are independent, many reflect the religious heritage of their founding traditions. These traditions include Baptist, Brethren, Lutheran, Mennonite, Methodist, Presbyterian, and Reformed churches, as well as Roman Catholic, non-denominational, Pentecostal and historic African-American Christian communities.

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