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We offer visits to explore your young people's questions about science and religion, in schools, churches and more...
Why does science and religion communication matter?
Creating space for young people to consider the interactions of science and religious faith is a vitally important part of equipping them to explore their place and purpose in the universe, and to constructively engage with science, religion and society throughout their lives.
Research findings indicate that, from a young age, many children and young people have significant interest in matters of science and religious faith but that opportunities to explore their questions are rare. Creating these valuable opportunities can be challenging: science and religious education classes, Sunday school, church youth settings and news reports often raise big science-faith questions, without providing the opportunity or information to fully engage with them. This can leave teachers, parents, church youth workers and others feeling they lack the time, confidence, resources or expertise to engage with these important ideas.
As well as offering training events to equip and support educators and communicators, The Faraday Institute’s thriving youth and schools programme also aims to help by providing opportunities for young people of all ages to interact with inspirational, expert role models and explore these vital interdisciplinary questions in exciting and accessible ways.
"This was my best day! The speaker inspired me so much, I thought my head was going to explode!"
"Interactive, exciting and great fun!"
"Seeing different views and beliefs helped me to see science in a new light in relation to religion."
"Thank you for letting us join you. I’ve found loads out and I feel really good inside."
"I opened up to the idea of science and religion explaining different parts of one idea."
"This was superb! We were delighted with the day. The speakers covered some fascinating content and drew out a level of conversation that quite simply does not happen enough in schools. It really it was a joy to watch. They were highly adept at tailoring the sessions to the age ranges and abilities in the room."
"The speaker was very engaging, credible and an excellent communicator. The session was extremely valuable for the students and members of staff."
"The session was positive and thought-provoking, a masterful juxtaposition of science and religion. The speaker was able to engage everyone at a personal level and then build up to eloquent, intellectual ponderings, speaking intelligently on controversial subjects without a hint of confrontation."
"We are very appreciative of the opportunities that the Faraday Institute has given to us and we very much like the way you generously engage with schools and have made resources available to our students."
"Following this visit, one of my pupils (age 8) explained very clearly that at first she hadn't understood how faith and science go together but through the speaker's explanation and the work with fossils she now believed the two were compatible."