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Science for Seminaries: Integrating Science into Core Theological Education

ATS is in a partnership with The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in a project for which the AAAS has received grant funding from the Templeton Foundation. The goal is to incorporate science into theological school curricula and, thereby, influence future church leaders and people of faith. The project will also encourage theological literacy among scientists through a mutual exchange of ideas in one another’s professional contexts. The project’s ultimate focus is to nurture among people of faith the sense that science is relevant, complementary, and important to religious worldviews. This, in turn, would promote understanding, appreciation, and support for science among the general public. ATS member schools were invited to submit letters of interest to apply for grants that would support them in an effort to integrate more science into their core curricula. Those proposals are currently being evaluated; up to six schools will be chosen by early summer 2014.

In addition, the AAAS seeks a senior program associate and an intern to work within the AAAS Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion (DoSER) Program.