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By Revd Dr Lucas Mix

A version of this post originally appeared in a December 2020 issue of the Methodist Recorder.

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Biological imagery appears throughout the bible. Agricultural images proliferate…

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By Professor Tom McLeish, ECLAS Co-Director

A version of this article first appeared in the October 18th edition of the Methodist Recorder.

‘Science and Religion are incompatible.’ Such is the confident claim of many media voices, from humourists to philosophers writing in popular mode. Yet I wonder what this statement…

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Martin Luther. Credit: Thierry Ehrmann, CC BY 2.0

By Judith Harbinson, ECLAS Graduate Intern

That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.” Aldous Huxley, Collected Essays

Last year, I studied Reformation-era church history and as my friends and family can attest…

By Dr Thoko Kamwendo, ECLAS Post-doctoral Researcher

A woman holds up a sign reading ‘I can’t breathe’
A sign at a George Floyd protest in Ottawa. Image credit: Bluescruiser1949, CCBY-NC 2.0

In my recent conversations with Anglican Bishops I asked them about the connection between the pandemic and prevailing injustices like racism, sexism, ageism and poverty. Taken seriously, this question requires deep analysis of complex intertwined political and societal issues. …

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By Helen Billam, ECLAS Communications Officer

Climate breakdown, gene editing, neural implants, artificial intelligence. These all pose huge ethical questions for humanity today: questions about our survival as a species, how we define humanity, and how far we’re willing to compromise security for convenience. …

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High Calvary, Mount Saint Bernard Abbey. Image credit: DeFacto / CC BY-SA 4.0

By Lucas Mix, ECLAS Project Coordinator.

This is the final post in our series ‘Making Sense of Coronavirus with Reason and Faith.’

Coronavirus brings us face to face with our limitations: uncertainty, weakness, and death. This is a deeply painful place to be, but it can be hopeful as well…

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We’ll Meet Again. Image credit: Franziska Kohlt

By Dr Franziska Kohlt, Postdoctoral Research Associate at ECLAS

A buzz-phrase of the coronavirus crisis, the words “following the science” have polarised citizens. If you ask the internet, there are many reasons why it has become contentious. The UK government prided itself on its science-led policy, and gave a prominent…

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By Dr Thoko Kamwendo, ECLAS Postdoctoral Research Associate.

Part Five of our series “Making sense of coronavirus with reason and faith.”

I recently had a series of conversations with Anglican Bishops around the impact of Covid-19 for the science-religion dialogue. One of the questions I asked was whether and how…

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A long and winding road. Image: PavelChatterjee, CC BY-SA 4.0

Revd Dr Kathryn Pritchard, Co-Project Director and Research Fellow at ECLAS.

Part Four of our series “Making sense of coronavirus with reason and faith.”

With quaintly formal requests to ‘Raise a blue hand please’ and ‘unmute yourself’, this year’s ‘unofficial’ General Synod Zoom meeting in July was woven through with…

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By Despina Katsidou, Deputy Project Co-ordinator.

Part Three of our series “Making sense of coronavirus with reason and faith.”

The UK government at the onset of the Covid-19 crisis warned that “the virus does not discriminate”, but it quickly became apparent that that wasn’t strictly true. People with pre-existing medical…


Equipping Christian Leadership in an Age of Science.

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