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Religion and science



Marga Jann calls our attention to the Stanford-based Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship. "The Christian Faculty Fellowship at Stanford began weekly meetings in October 1997. In the fall of 1998 a second group started for medical faculty. In summer 2000 a third group started for physicists and research staff at SLAC. Our purpose is perhaps best summarized by Hebrews 3:13: ôLet us encourage one another daily." The purpose of the faculty fellowship is to provide a regular time and place where all faculty and research people in the Stanford community, regardless of where they are on their spiritual journey, will find encouragement to explore what it means to follow Jesus Christ as Lord at Stanford".

My comment: in the last two centuries there was much talk about the conflict between science and religion. What is noteworthy about this statement, taken from its home page (http://www.stanford.edu/group/ivfaculty/), is that the movement is based in the science departments, not in the humanities. The science-religion relationship is entering a new era.

Ronald Hilton - 7/26/02


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