Conference On Science And Christianity
Date: Sat 7 - Mon 9, March, 2015 (during long weekend)
Venue: Geelong Conference Centre, Victoria
Keynote presenter: Prof. Bob White FRS, Director of the Faraday Institute in the UK
Topic: "Creation in Crisis: Science, Theology and Action"
The ISCAST journal Christian Perspectives on Science and Technology is in need of a voluntary editor (or co-editors).
CPOSAT is a serious journal and the role of editor is an important one. Do you know anyone who might fit the bill?
A new appointment
In February 2014, Rev. Chris Mulherin was appointed one day per week to the role of Executive Project Officer for ISCAST. Chris says:
In an increasingly globalised secular scientific culture the cutting edge of Christian engagement is the conversation about science and faith.
In order to get ISCAST to deliver on its mission, ISCAST has appointed Rev. Chris Mulherin to be our Executive Project Officer for one day a week (on average).
The challenge for 2015 is now before us. Thanks to generous donation from some of you, we have started the year on the front foot and we have a bit over $18K to go to reach our target! If only half of the ISCAST members paid $250, this sum would be covered comfortably.
Theme: Hearing Voices: Brain and God
Video Lecture Presenter: Prof. Andre Aleman
Time:6:30pm "BYO meal to share", 8:00pm presentations/discussions.
Venue: Alan's home at 20 Sasafras Drive LowerTemplestowe
Stop the Press!
We are pleased to announce that the parallel stream, Science & Religion 101: Conflict? What conflict? has been included in the COSAC program.
Lord of all creation
Emeritus Professor Ken Campbell FAA, December 2014
Dear Members and Friends of ISCAST,
Your response to my last email asking that we "blitz" the target to raise $35k in order to pay Chris Mulherin's salary as the ISCAST Executive Project Officer has been breathtaking. Thank you all so much.
We have now achieved the target and are well placed to continue his employment with us next year.
Resiting the goal-posts: a new direction in science-faith dialogue.
A review of Tom McLeish's book, Faith and Wisdom in Science
Alan Gijsbers, December 2014
The prophets, the kingdom of God, and global warming
George Emeleus, December 2014
Audio mp3 files of Chris Mulherin’s lecture and the Discussion session following it and a pdf copy of his illustrated lecture transcript (with slide images) are available for download now.
Illustrated Lecture Transcript: download pdf [286 kB]
Review of Nicola Hoggard-Creegan's book 'Animal suffering and the problem of evil'
Murray Hogg, November 2014.
Date: July 2015 and July 2016
The seminars will focus on the need for participants to develop the interdisciplinary skills and understanding central to the field of science and religion, within the unique setting of Oxford.
Have you visited the ISCAST Online Journal lately?
Papers are available for you to download in the form of articles, opinions, reviews, reflections and discussions.