ISCAST News

Astronomer Jennifer Wiseman to be keynote speaker at ISCAST conference and World Science Festival in March

Dr Jennifer Wiseman will be in Australia in March 2018 at ISCAST's invitation. She will speak at the ISCAST Conference on Science and Christianity in Brisbane and will also be a main speaker at the World Science Festival Brisbane. Dr Wiseman is an astronomer and a Fellow and former President of the American Scientific Affiliation, a network of Christians in science.

Interviewing Prof. Peter Harrison: Science and faith have a complex historical relationship

ISCAST Executive Director Chris Mulherin interviews Professor Peter Harrison on the history of the complex and interdependent relationship between science and religion in the West.

Peter is an ISCAST fellow and an eminent Australian historian and philosopher. He’s a leading international scholar on the history of science, and says we've been duped into believing in the myth of a perennial conflict between science and Christianity. No, Harrison doesn't use the word 'duped', because he is quiet-spoken, choosing his words with care, and wary of overstating his case.

Why religion is not going away and science will not destroy it

"Religion is not going away any time soon, and science will not destroy it. If anything, it is science that is subject to increasing threats to its authority and social legitimacy. Given this, science needs all the friends it can get. Its advocates would be well advised to stop fabricating an enemy out of religion, or insisting that the only path to a secure future lies in a marriage of science and secularism."

A Climate of Justice: Loving your neighbour in a warming world

A Climate of Justice: Loving your neighbour in a warming world, is the second book by ecotheologian and ISCAST Fellow, Mick Pope. It examines the link between justice issues like slavery, foreign aid, refugee and asylum seekers, and closing the gap on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples health and life expectancy, and climate change. It does so through the framework of the Parable of the Good Samaritan view as a parable of justice.

ISCAST ED returns from the Wild West

ISCAST Executive Director Chris Mulherin returned recently from Perth where he gave various talks for Claremont Baptist Church, Scripture Union WA, Christ Church Grammar School (CCGS), and a combined Baptist Churches Youth event. His talks included a number on science and faith issues as well as addressing all the staff at CCGS and taking a school philosophy class. Copies of the talks and/or slides are available on request.

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