26 Jan Exciting Grant Collaboration with American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) on Climate Science and Theological Education with Regis College and Regis St. Michael’s Faculty of Theology
As a faculty member of the Regis St. Michael’s Faculty of Theology, I am delighted to announce, on behalf of Regis College and Regis St. Michael’s Faculty of Theology, our collaboration with The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) as part of its Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion (DoSER) program. This partnership focuses on a critical and timely topic: the exploration of climate issues within theological education, specifically addressing the impact of Canadian forest fires.
Over the next 18 months, this initiative will bring together faculty, students, alumni, and the public to delve into the significant effects of forest fires across Canada and their pastoral implications for our communities. This is a unique opportunity for us to engage in meaningful and interdisciplinary conversations, blending scientific understanding with theological insights.
Gerard Ryan SJ (Grant leader)
Assistant Professor of Political Theology Director, Basic Degree Programs
About the AAAS/ DoSER grant:
The Climate Science in Theological Education initiative is a project of the AAAS DoSER program. The project provides grants to seminaries to engage climate science and climate change in the context of theological education and ministry. Integrating science into seminary education and events will encourage interest within seminaries and surrounding communities about the relevance of science to theological education, and will produce a growing number of religious leaders equipped to help their congregants find answers to science-related questions.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the Science family of journals. The nonprofit 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. Building upon its mission, AAAS established the Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion (DoSER) program in 1995 to facilitate communication between scientific and religious communities. For the latest information and news about AAAS DoSER and the Climate Science in Theological Education project, visit AAAS.org/DoSER, ScienceReligionDialogue.org, and ScienceforSeminaries.org.