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Christians in Science

Does Christianity and science always have to be in conflict?

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Christians in Science is an international network of those concerned with the relationship between science and Christian faith. There is a common misperception that there is always has to be conflict between science and faith – in other words, that you can’t be a religious person and a scientist. Christians in Science aims to dispel this myth.

The organisation highlights the fact that in reality there are many committed Christians who are also scientists and see their talents and interests as a gift from God. The astronomer Johannes Kepler (1571-1630) dedicated one of his papers with a prayer, saying:

“I have here completed the work of my calling, with as much intellectual strength as you have granted me.” (Astronomer Johannes Kepler)

The aims of Christians in Science are:

  • To develop and promote biblical Christian views on science
  • To bring biblical Christian thought on scientific issues into the public arena.
  • To encourage Christians who are engaged in scientific work to maintain an active faith and to apply it in their professional lives.
  • To communicate the Christian gospel within the scientific community.
  • To encourage responsible Christian attitudes and action towards care for the environment.
  • To help Christians who are science students to integrate their religious beliefs and their scientific studies.

To discover more about the work and values of Christians in Science visit http://www.cis.org.uk

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