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From Babel to Understanding: Towards a Fruitful Debate on Evolutionary Creation in the Netherlands
Mr. Cors Visser
In the Christian community in the Netherlands the atmosphere around the issue of creation and evolution has been tense over the last ten, twenty years. Many discussions were ‘cold-hearted and hot-headed’. By promoting a balanced debate, as ForumC already did in the last few years, and by showing the strength of the concept of evolutionary creation, we aspire to give Christians a deeper understanding of creation and also to reach out more effectively to the non-Christian world.
We will try to achieve this deeper understanding by organizing a closed three day conference with pastors, theologians and scientists and by developing materials on how to organize meetings about this theme within Christian organizations and youth groups. There will also be a spin-off public meeting with several participants of the closed meeting with an audience of about 100 pastors.
Several op-eds will be written for secular newspapers about why the concept of evolution is different from an evolutionist worldview. Our faith-and-science website will be an important platform for publishing op-eds and stimulating discussions both within and outside the Christian community.
Our experience is that a combination of the different activities promotes discussion and encourages a more nuanced engagement with the controversies both within and without the Christian community.
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