Friday, February 9, 2007

Evolution Sunday

"On 11 February 2007 hundreds of congregations from all portions of the country and a host of denominations will come together to discuss the compatibility of religion and science. For far too long, strident voices, in the name of Christianity, have been claiming that people must choose between religion and modern science. More than 10,000 Christian clergy have already signed The Clergy Letter demonstrating that this is a false dichotomy. Now, on the 198th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin, many of these leaders will bring this message to their congregations through sermons and/or discussion groups. Together, participating religious leaders will be making the statement that religion and science are not adversaries." (from the Clergy Letter Project)

I signed the "clergy letter" a year or two ago. I will not be tackling this topic at our service but wanted the congregation to be aware of the subject matter. Science and faith are not mutually exclusive.

Here are two good links:

Science & Faith: Perspectives on Christianity and Science

A Catechism of Creation: An Episcopal Understanding

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