Join us for the next meeting of the Science & Society book group. We’ll be discussing New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson.
This novel imagines New York in the years following climate-change induced sea level rise. It is an interesting mix of science fiction and social and political commentary, with a bit of intrigue as well! The author explores the potential impact that life today – our economic and political systems, energy use, and inability to accept the need for change – will have on life in the not so distant future.
Science and technology are central to modern life, and can have profound effects on individuals and society, yet science and technology are rarely addressed directly by the Church. The idea that science and religion are at odds with each other has become widely accepted, creating a potential barrier to mission. The intersection of science, technology and faith thus provides a rich terrain for church engagement in today’s world.
This day conference for lay and ordained church leaders and RE teachers will provide opportunities to hear from experts in the field of science and religion, to take part in workshops on bringing together science, technology and faith in the life of the Church, and to network with others in ministry, all in the beautiful surroundings of the campus of Ripon College Cuddesdon.
Confirmed speakers include Alister McGrath (Oxford University), Richard Cheetham (Bishop of Kingston), Jennifer Brown (Science Missioner), Lizzie Henderson (Faraday Institute), Gillian Straine (Guild of Health & St Rafael), and Carina Lobley (Parish of Harwell & Chilton)
The conference cost of £15 includes lunch.