CIS - Christians in Science
CiS is an international network of those concerned with the relationship between science and Christian faith, open to scientists, teachers, students and all those with an interest in this dialogue. Although CiS is primarily a professional group, aimed at those working in science, a significant proportion of our members are not scientists, and we are happy to welcome into membership anyone with an interest in science and faith.
Paul Ewart (Committee Chair), Diana Briggs (General Secretary), Steph Bevan (Development Officer), Mary Browett (Executive Officer),Stephen Thompson (Education Secretary), Keith Fox (Journal Editor), Meric Srokosz (Journal Reviews Editor), David Scott (Membership Secretary), Stephen Walley (Treasurer), Rhoda Hawkins (International Secretary), Carl Thomas (Postgrad Rep), Andrew Halestrap (Committee member), Roger Tucker (Committee member).
News and upcoming events are highlighted on the Home Page. There is a "local groups" section which gives access to the groups operative in the United Kingdom. There is the possibility of downloading from the site an app for smartphones and tablets (CIS app).
The CIS publishes a Newsletter (PreCIS) 4-5 times a year, mainly addressed to members, but that can also be downloaded free of charge by the occasional visitor; a specialist journal, Science & Christian Belief and a magazine (in collaboration with the ASA) entitled: God and Nature. It is also available a set of resources for non-scientists Christians to help address issues of science and faith: "Thinking about...".
Among the services offered to the visitor:
- a wide section of Resources that includes: recommended books, reviews, reports, reprints and news, possibility of online purchases; online articles on various topics (such as "Creation", "Bioethics", "Environment", "Science & Faith"); interviews; a service of Practical resource for Engineers (by Dr David Hope).
Christians in Science (CiS) has recently been awarded a grant of ~£500,000 from the Templeton Religion Trust entitled “Equipping and supporting the next generation of Christians in science”.