The ISCAST–NZCIS Conversations Are Back: Ethics, Science, and Faith
10 weeks, 10 speakers, 10 tough topics. This may be the most challenging Conversations series yet.Read now
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23rd November 2023 @ 9:00 pm
22nd November 2023 @ 7:15 pm
ISCAST—The Institute for the Study of Christianity in an Age of Science and Technology
ISCAST's mission is to engage Australians in constructive conversation between Christian faith and the sciences. We are convinced that Christian faith has much to say in engagement with the sciences, and we are concerned that so many people, both outside and some within the Christian church, think that there is a destructive conflict between faith and science.
The rapid development of science and technology has left many people bewildered, leading some to accept a naturalistic, “science-only” mindset, while others retreat to a fundamentalism that rejects much of mainstream science.
This is why we engage in constructive science-faith conversations through conferences, seminars, interviews, book reviews, our academic journal (CPOSAT) and providing Christian insights into the latest scientific developments in news and opinion pieces.Continue reading about us
Questions of faith and science are of great importance for people of all ages, and they are being extremely well addressed by ISCAST.
Science and faith is a key issue ... ISCAST addresses the complexity of this important question in ways young people can handle. Thank you.
Thinking seriously about science is important for all of life but especially important for those thinking about the bigger questions of our existence. No organisation in Australia does it better than ISCAST.
Before analysing the relationship between these two notions, faith and science did not really align in my mind. They seemed too distant, almost like polar opposites, however my understanding of this has definitely changed. Even though there are distinct differences—science asking how things are created whereas religion asking why—the correlation is complementary.
I used to think that science and faith could not exist in the same world. Now I think that it is all a matter of perspective, because faith and science can co-exist.
It was fantastic to have ISCAST present to our Year 10s. The talk encouraged students and staff to think deeply across a variety of themes and topics. I highly recommend ISCAST for presenting on faith and science in any school setting.
Creation's wonders draw me to worship of the Creator and curiosity about the created order. ISCAST stimulates and nurtures my curiosity and hence my worship: ‘faith seeks understanding’. I commend the strategic mission of ISCAST and urge support for its resourcing of science and Christian faith.
ISCAST has provided me the opportunity to think deeply about current and future developments in science and technology from a biblical and personal faith perspective. The opportunity to engage with Christians from a range of academic, practitioner and study backgrounds has encouraged and challenged me. ISCAST is such an excellent platform for meaningful conversation on these subjects with God at the centre, helping to strengthen my faith and providing a deeper sense of community.