The Leeds group meet at The Sanctuary, South Parade Baptist Church, Kirkstall Lane, Headingley, LS6 3LF.
All welcome, entry free. To be added onto the mailing list please e-mail John Lockwood.
Tuesday 27th September
“Wonders of the Living World: Biology, Belief, and the search for Meaning and purpose in the Universe”
Speaker: Ruth Bancewicz, Faraday Institute, University of Cambridge.
Christians who are scientists often find that their work gives them a sense of awe and wonder that feeds into their worship. They don’t find proof for God, but what they see in creation resonates with their beliefs, turns their attention to the character of God, and reminds them that the world has been made for a purpose. This talk will go beyond the usual debates about science and religion, drawing on the work of successful scientists who are also people of faith. Dr Bancewicz will focus on celebrating creation, appreciating its intricacies and fruitfulness, and sharing how discoveries about the living world can hint at questions of meaning that go beyond science.
Ruth Bancewicz is a Senior Research Associate at The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, Cambridge University, where she works on the positive interaction between science and faith. After studying Genetics at Aberdeen University, she completed a PhD at Edinburgh University, based at the MRC Human Genetics Unit. She spent two years as a part-time postdoctoral researcher at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology at Edinburgh University, while also working as the Development Officer for Christians in Science. Ruth then moved to The Faraday Institute to develop the Test of FAITH resources, the first of which were launched in 2009. Ruth is a trustee of Christians in Science.
Starting at 7:30 (refreshments) for 8pm, finishing 9:30pm. Entrance free.
Sanctuary, South Parade Baptist Church, Kirkstall Lane, Headingley LS6 3LF
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