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"Hostility to Hospitality..." Review

In this extended book review of Hostility to Hospitality: Spirituality and Professional Socialization within Medicine published in the Christian Journal for Global Health, ISCAST President, Alan Gijsbers, summarises and critiques an important book exploring the need for a larger place for spirituality in the delivery of health care.

He agrees with the need but critiques some of reasons put forward to meet that need. For Alan the secular world need not be a hostile place for spirituality, but it calls for wisdom and winsomeness in the way we promote the gospel. 

Review of "Going 'Green'—Forests, Fire and a Flawed Conservation Culture," by Mark Poynter

This review, by ISCAST fellow Ian Hore-Lacy, affirms Mark Poynter's view about Australian forest management that "culpable high-level ignorance threatens not just forestry but the forests themselves." According to Ian, this "begs for fuller attention by those concerned with stewardship of God’s creation in its providential aspects for human beings." 

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May/24 19:00 - May/24 21:30
St Hilary’s Church, Kew (12 John Street, Kew)

Science & Faith: Enemies or Friends? A Victorian youth event

We’re delighted to announce a very special Science & Faith event aimed at youth, hosted by St Hilary's Church and featuring ISCAST Fellows James Garth (main speaker) and Christina Smith-Blom (panelist).

The promo reads, "James Garth is a real-live rocket scientist and works in a very high level within the scientific community in Australia and is an excellent speaker in the area of Science & Faith. He also builds cool drones and recently worked at the Avalon Air Show."

(We hope James likes that description of himself, because we do! Eds.)

EMGS formally announces Randy Jirtle as the 2019 recipient of the Alexander Hollaender Award.

Randy is a friend of ISCAST having visited us (the ISCAST Vic committee and Mark Worthing in Adelaide) about this time last year. He is a leading researcher in genomics, particularly in environmental mutagenesis, the process whereby the environment can affect the expression of genes and phenotypic traits in living things.

We congratulate him on receiving the 2019 Alexander Hollaender Award.

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