The Clergy Letter Project’s Michael Zimmerman is encouraging congregations once again to sign-up to participate in the upcoming Evolution Weekend, being held on February 12-14, 2021.
The theme for next year’s event is “Religion and Science in a Time of Denial.”
“As I’ve said so often, participation can come in any form that’s “right” for your congregation (or other group) – as long as it does something to promote the idea of religion and science,” wrote Zimmerman in an a recent announcement. In years’ past, it has been in the form of sermon, public lecture and a book discussion. He suggests a Zoom dialogue over lunch or a class for children or even as easy as a note in your weekly bulletin.
“What’s important is that we continue the dialogue about the compatibility of religion and science and we do so in a way that is engaging, civil and provocative,” he added.In last month’s Covalence, Zimmerman outlined the history and aims of the Clergy Letter Project, which now has collected over 17,000 clergy signatures. More information about Evolution Weekend can by found on the Clergy Letter Project’s website.
Susan is an author with a long-time interest in religion and science. She currently edits Covalence, the Lutheran Alliance for Faith, Science and Technology’s online magazine. She has written articles in The Lutheran and the Zygon Center for Religion and Science newsletter. Susan is a board member for the Center for Advanced Study of Religion and Science, the supporting organization for the Zygon Center and the Zygon Journal. She also co-wrote Our Bodies Are Selves with Dr. Philip Hefner and Dr. Ann Pederson.