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Exploring science and faith with young people 

What do today's young people think about science and religious faith? What influences the opinions they form? What can be done to promote a more positive message of science-faith interactions? Come and find out at an open lecture on June 24.
 


 
‘Does science disprove God?’; ‘Why doesn’t the Bible mention dinosaurs?’; ‘Could robots or aliens be religious?’; ‘What really makes me ‘me’?’ These questions, and many more, are regularly asked by young people in schools and churches. There is a strong narrative in today's culture that science and faith are always in conflict. However, resources abound to help young people and adults to explore an alternative view with more positive interactions.
 
At an open meeting in Norwich on 24th June, Stephanie Bryant will share her experiences as a member of the Youth and Schools Team, based at the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion in Cambridge. This team has guided thousands of young people through a wide range of discussions about science, faith and their interactions in the modern world. In her presentation, Steph will review some relevant research and discuss some of the available resources to communicate a positive message of science-faith interactions.
 
The opinions and values of today’s young people are crucial to the present and future mission of our churches and society. In a rapidly changing world, each person needs to develop a moral compass that equips them to embrace the big questions with which they must grapple, both individually and collectively in society as a whole.
 
Steph was a student in Biological Sciences at Cambridge University where she developed a strong interest in the cultural interactions between science and faith. She now enjoys working with young people from a wide range of backgrounds, worldviews and ages. She always tries to encourage the roles and responsibilities that faith groups have in caring for the natural world.
 
The open lecture and discussion will take place on Monday 24th June from 7.30 – 8.45 pm at Trinity Meeting Place, Essex St., Norwich NR2 2BL. All are welcome; no booking is required.  There will be a (voluntary) retiring collection. The meeting is organised by Science and Faith in Norfolk (SFN), a Norwich-based group which aims to explore the broad interface between science and religious belief.
 
For further information, visit the SFN Homepage; or follow SFN on Facebook.Contact Professor Nick Brewin (07901 884114); sfnorfolk1@gmail.com 
 


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