In many North American circles, evangelicals and climate science have a tenuous relationship at best. But this is not true in all cases.
Katharine Hayhoe is one of the world’s top climate scientists, and she is an evangelical Christian. Originally from Ontario, she now directs the Climate Science Centre at Texas Tech University and was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people of 2014. She articulates the heart issues, not only the science. She is well-known for her excellent public outreach (e.g. Global Weirding on PBS, joining Obama and Leonardo Dicaprio on the White House lawn for the launch of Dicaprio’s Before the Flood), her scientific work, and her engagement with regional and national governments on mitigating the effects of climate change.
On Saturday, May 12, she will speak on Faith & Climate Change at Chandos Pattison Auditorium in Surrey. The evening includes the Isotone Ensemble (Oak Ridge, TN) performing “Six Pieces of a Reverberant Cosmos,” composed by Janet Danielson (Simon Fraser University). Followed by a reception with hors d’oeuvres!
“Sky Gala: Cosmos, Climate, and Faith”
Saturday, May 12, 7 PM
Chandos Pattison Auditorium, 10238 168 St, Surrey, BC
Event info & Tickets ($30): www.skygala.com
Poster/Promo material: www.csca.ca/promo
Hosted by Canadian Scientific and Christian Affiliation (CSCA) and Trinity Western University.
Also sponsored by The Light Magazine.
This gala can be attended as a stand-alone evening or as part of a four-day science & faith conference we are holding (May 11-14). This conference will include Canadians in science, speakers dealing with issues relevant to our theme, and talks on science and Christian faith in general.
The Canadian Scientific and Christian Affiliation (CSCA) seeks to bring science-faith conversations to a more fruitful level. Many Canadian scientists, working in government laboratories, public and private universities, industry, and medicine are Bible-believing Christians and participate fully in the international scientific community.
|This project/publication was made possible through the support of a grant from Templeton World Charity Foundation, Inc. The opinions expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Templeton World Charity Foundation, Inc.|