Magazine article The Christian Century

Ten Seminaries Given $1.5 Million to Address Topics in Science

Magazine article The Christian Century

Ten Seminaries Given $1.5 Million to Address Topics in Science

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RESPONDING TO a real or perceived gap between science and faith, ten Christian U.S. seminaries will receive a combined $1.5 million in grants to include science in their curricula, the American Association for the Advancement of Science announced October 8.

The John Templeton Foundation, which has funded various efforts to bridge science and faith, including giving $3.75 million to AAAS for the project, will award grants ranging from $90,000 to $200,000.

"Many [religious leaders] don't get a lot of science in their training and yet they become the authority figures that many people in society look up to for advice for all kinds of things, including issues related to science and technology," said Jennifer Wiseman, director of the AAAS Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion.

The selected seminaries are:

Andover Newton Theological School (Newton Centre, Massachusetts) Catholic University of America (Washington, D.C.)

Columbia Theological Seminary (Decatur, Georgia)

Concordia Seminary (St. Louis, Missouri)

Howard University's School of Divinity (Washington, D.C.)

Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg (Pennsylvania)

Jesuit School of Theology at Santa Clara University (Berkeley, California)

Multnomah Biblical Seminary (Portland, Oregon)

Regent University School of Divinity (Virginia Beach, Virginia)

Wake Forest University School of Divinity (Winston-Salem, North Carolina)

The grants will cover faculty activities, events, science resources, guest speakers, and other related costs. …

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