Vatican astronomer headlining upcoming Science for Seminaries event
Brother Gui Consolmagno/Photo via Aquinas College

Brother Guy Consolmagno, SJ, director of the Vatican Observatory, will be speaking on “Science, Faith and the Common Good” at McCormick Seminary in Chicago early next year.

The event is expected to draw a crowd on February 13 and reservations are required. He says that science is an exploration of the natural world based on logic and reason. “And yet, logic and reason must always start with assumptions…accepted on faith,” he says.

The recipient of the Carl Sagan Medal for outstanding communication by an active planetary scientist, Dr. Consolmagno co-authored Would You Baptize an Extraterrestial and Turn Left at Orion.

Professor of Theology at the Hyde Park seminary Dr. Anna Case-Winters along with Reggie Williams, associate professor of Christian ethics, are heading up the seminary’s participation in the Science for Seminaries program that is funded by the American Association for the Advancement of Science in consultation with the Association of Theological Schools.

“The need for today’s religious leaders to have the capacity for thoughtful interaction with the sciences is not optional, but essential,” said Dr. Case-Winters.

The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required via email.

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Susan Barreto

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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.

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