Our purpose is to help people bring together the Sunday world of faith and the Monday world of science and technology.
Our goal is to stimulate thinking and aid discussion. We will try to represent a range of views. We do not intend to advocate for one position over and against another, especially on contentious issues.
For most of us, “faith” means Christian faith. We want to be transparent about this fact, not use it to foreclose dialogue. This site is designed to be an agora for ideas, not a sanctuary for worship.
FaithAndScienceMeet.com is sponsored by Bethany Theological Seminary, with support from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Bethany is a graduate school with roots in both Anabaptist and Pietist theology. Peacemaking has been a distinctive theme. Bethany offers MDiv and MA degrees, as well as Specialized Certificate programs, including a Certificate in Theology and Science.
Bethany is part of the AAAS “Science for Seminaries” project—hence, the funding for this site.*
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*The Science for Seminaries project was made possible through the support of AAAS and a grant from the John Templeton Foundation. The American Association for the Advancement of Science is the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the Science (www.sciencemag.org) family of journals.
AAAS was founded in 1848 and includes 261 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving 10 million individuals. Science has the largest paid circulation of any peer-reviewed general science journal in the world, with an estimated total readership of 1 million.
The nonprofit AAAS (www.aaas.org) is open to all and fulfills its mission to “advance science and serve society” through initiatives in science policy, international programs, science education, public engagement, and more.
Bethany Theological Seminary was founded in 1905 to educate church leaders. It is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools and the Higher Learning Commission.
Bethany is the official seminary of the Church of the Brethren. The Church of the Brethren (formerly German Baptist Brethren) was formed in 1708, with an emphasis on Biblical study and New Testament practices such as anointing for healing, feetwashing, simple living, and works of service. Birthed after the Thirty Years’ War that decimated towns in Europe, the early Brethren developed a concern for peacemaking, which continues to this day.
In more recent years, Bethany has worked to extend its reach to students of diverse backgrounds and interests. Graduates pursue various forms of ministry, as well as work in the nonprofit, public, and private sectors. The seminary also has a partner school in Nigeria.
Bethany’s large financial aid program makes it an attractive option for U.S. and international students of diverse theological persuasions.