God and the Big Bang
An exciting school project that grew out of a Manchester Diocesan Synod debate on science and religion and a series of trials at our secondary church schools, is now available to all secondary schools across the country.
God and the Big Bang debunks the myth that science and religious faith are incompatible and provides a valuable opportunity to encourage young people with interests in science or religious studies to explore and learn about matters of science and faith in an exciting, inspirational and engaging way.
The project offers day conferences to 16 to 18 year olds and focuses on a keynote presentation by a distinguished scientist with faith. The topics addressed have included the awesome nature of the universe by Dr Jennifer Wiseman, the origins of life from the Big Bang to present day by Professor John Bryant (University of Exeter), and how the beauty of biology can inspire faith by Dr Ruth Bancewicz (Faraday Institute). There is also a fun science presentation often involving explosions and illusions, a hands-on science session and a question and answer panel.
Bishop David said “Science and religious faith are firm companions along the way as we journey to understand the universe and our place in it. Having graduated from university with a degree in Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, I am especially delighted to welcome the beginning of this exciting work. It will strengthen our children's education and better prepare them for life in a world where religion and science are both vital dimensions of life.”
You can find more information at www.gatbb.co.uk
iSingPOP (formerly Pop Connection) continues to grow across the UK, with particularly exciting plans for the North West in association with the Diocese of Manchester. The project offers a wonderful opportunity for schools and churches to partner in a singing, dancing and recording project.
It gives every child in the school a chance to learn specially written pop songs from a Christian perspective, feature on their very own school CD and perform in an amazing concert in the church to which parents, family and friends are invited. As well as being a good educational experience and loads of fun for the children it also serves as a great community project whilst enhancing the relationship between church and school.
For bookings and more information please visit www.isingpop.com or contact Amanda Roberts (iSingPOP North West Regional Manager) on 07962 307376.