Rethinking Mission 2022

Keeping Faith in Science?

How does Christian faith speak into current debates about health sciences, technology, the climate crisis or distributive justice?  How are church leaders engaging these intersections? USPG, in collaboration with scientists and theologians from around the world, is exploring these questions through a series of four webinars in February 2022. These aim to bring ordinands, new clergy and lay ministers from across the Anglican Communion together virtually to listen, respond and be inspired to go out together in ministry, better equipped to confront some of the most difficult challenges of our time.  

Every Thursday in February USPG will be facilitating discussions on these important areas with theologians, scientists, church leaders, ordinands and lay leaders.  

Register to be a part of these informative, interactive webinars where you will join with participants from across the Anglican Communion.  

Join our Facebook group to continue the discussion after the event.

Download our Keeping Faith in Science? poster and promote the webinar series among your friends and colleagues.

 

Webinars will take place at 7.30pm (UTC/GMT) on:  

 

Thursday 3 February: Health Science and Faith

Speakers include:

Dr Anne Richards, National Adviser: Mission Theology, New Religious Movements and Alternative Spiritualities, The Church of England

Dr Mwai Makoka, Programme Executive for Health and Healing, World Council of Churches, Geneva 

Watch here:

Keeping Faith in Science? Health Science and Faith from USPG on Vimeo.

 

 

Thursday 10 February: Technology and Faith 

Speakers include:

Professor Jolyon Mitchell, Director of the Centre for Theology and Public Issues, University of Edinburgh

Rev'd Jacqui Rivas, Minister at Gracepoint Church, Johannesburg, Methodist Church of Southern Africa

Watch here:

Keeping Faith in Science? Technology and Faith from USPG on Vimeo.

 

 

Thursday 17 February: The Climate Crisis and Faith  

Speakers include:

Karenna Gore, Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Earth Ethics at Union Theological Seminary in New York

Dr George Zachariah, Wesley Lecturer in Theological Studies, Trinity Methodist Theological College, New Zealand

Watch here:

Keeping Faith in Science? The Climate Crisis and Faith from USPG on Vimeo.

 

 

 

 Thursday 24 February: Distributive Justice and Faith.   

Speakers include:

Dr Kortright Davis, Professor of Theology at Howard University School of Divinity

Dr Eve Parker, Postdoctoral Research Associate in Theological Education in the Common Awards Team, Department of Theology and Religion, Durham University

Watch here:

Keeping Faith in Science? Distributive Justice and Faith from USPG on Vimeo.