Date and Time
Starts: June, 5 2020 8:00am
Ends: June, 5 2020 5:030pm
Rice Memorial Center at Rice University,
6100 Main St.
Houston, TX 77005View on Map
Organized by Religion and Public Life Program at Rice University
BioLogos Advisor Elaine Howard Ecklund and BioLogos Voices speaker Praveen Sethupathy will present “How Science Can Strengthen the Faith of Your Church” on Friday, June 5, 2020 at Rice University in Houston, Texas.
“The Religion and Public Life Program (RPLP) at Rice University is hosting How SCIENCE Can Strengthen the FAITH of Your CHURCH, a free conference focused on the relationship between Christianity and science—how each shapes and challenges the other. This one-day conference will include keynote headliners Elaine Howard Ecklund, RPLP director and professor of sociology at Rice University; Mark Labberton, president of Fuller Theological Seminary; and Praveen Sethupathy, professor of biomedical sciences at Cornell University.
We invite you to join us on June 5, 2020 for a public conversation informed by cutting-edge research data and impactful stories. Come expand your understanding and be in conversation with pastors, scientists, theologians, and others.
In addition to plenary remarks on Christianity and science in today’s world, break-out sessions will provide practical information and tools for pastors and lay leaders to help them bridge divides between science and faith and scientific and faith communities. Topics to be addressed include, among others: engaging youth about science; race, social justice, and science; and human origins and human uniqueness.
The conference will be preceded by the release of Elaine Howard Ecklund’s forthcoming book, Why Science and Faith Need Each Other: Eight Shared Values That Move Us beyond Fear, which will be published by Brazos Press in May 2020. The first 250 people to register here will receive a free copy of the book!“
Elaine Howard Ecklund
Rice University — Baker Hall at Rice University