FREE PUBLIC EVENT: West End Baptist Church and the CSCA present a lecture by CSCA President E. Janet Warren (MD, PhD). Alternative Medicine: A Christian Perspective Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) is becoming increasingly popular, and increasingly confusing, in North America. There are concerns about its scientific basis and spiritual roots. Some Christians uncritically use CAM, some “Christianize” it by adding a new label, and some reject it entirely. Consequently, CAM requires careful evaluation from both scientific and spiritual/religious perspectives. This presentation reviews CAM, considers reasons for its popularity and offers suggestions for a Christian response. We are called to responsible stewardship, …

FREE PUBLIC EVENT: CSCA presents a lecture by CSCA President E. Janet Warren (MD, PhD). Alternative Medicine: A Christian Perspective Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) is becoming increasingly popular, and increasingly confusing, in North America. There are concerns about its scientific basis and spiritual roots. Some Christians uncritically use CAM, some “Christianize” it by adding a new label, and some reject it entirely. Consequently, CAM requires careful evaluation from both scientific and spiritual/religious perspectives. This presentation reviews CAM, considers reasons for its popularity and offers suggestions for a Christian response. We are called to responsible stewardship, which includes scientific evaluation, responsible …

FREE PUBLIC EVENT: InterVarsity at Dalhousie, St. Kateri Eco-Justice Initiative, West End Baptist Church, and the CSCA present a lecture by Katharine Hayhoe (Director, Climate Science Center, Texas Tech University). Christians, Climate and Culture Mounting scientific evidence clearly documents the risks posed by climate change to the poor, the needy, and other vulnerable populations, the very people Christians are called to love. As the scientific evidence builds, however, so does the vocal opposition to this evidence: in Canada, the U.S., Australia and the U.K. Much of the disagreement comes from political and religious conservatives. Why is climate change so polarizing to these …