The Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences (CTNS) in Berkeley, California is hosting a public forum on youth ministry and science on the evening of April 10 as part of its 2019 Russell Research Fellowship in Science and Religion.
The public forum, What has Science to do with Youth Ministry?, will be hosted by CTNS and led by Professor Joshua Moritz, who has taught graduate students in theology and science at the Jesuit Graduate School Theology at Santa Clara University and at the Graduate Theological Union. He also teaches continuing education for Catholic clergy at the School of Applied Theology in Berkeley.
According to CTNS, the evening public forum will be followed by a Saturday conference on April 13 that will “explore how theological engagement with the natural sciences can serve as a resource and strategy for effective and impactful youth ministry.”
On the agenda is a look at the relationship between the Christian faith and science from a historical perspective and discussion of key issues that are perceived as divisive within the current landscape of faith and science as it relates to youth ministry.
There will be sharing of practical implications and insights for how youth ministers and leaders can creatively engage science within their own particular contexts.
The events will be held at the Graduate Theological Union Library in Berkeley.Dr. Moritz is managing editor of the journal Theology and Science and he has authored numerous books and articles, including Science and Religion: Beyond Warfare and Toward Understanding (Anselm Academic, 2016) and The Role of Theology in the History and Philosophy of Science (Brill, 2017). He has also partnered with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to create a video series for their Science for Seminaries project.