Hundreds of congregations across the country and around the world are marking this Sunday, February 12th, as a day to reflect on what it means to balance a religious world view with the knowledge gained from scientific progress.
Why Evolution Sunday? In 2004 several anti-evolution policies were passed by the school board in Wisconsin. In response, over 200 clergy signed a statement that science and religion are not in conflict with each other, and many denominations and churches have tremendous respect for evolutionary theory and embrace it fully in conjunction with their faith. Scientists and educators also sent letters to the school board, and in response, the school board retracted their policies of prohibiting the teaching of evolution in public schools. Since then, Evolution Weekend & The Clergy Letter Project has become a world-wide event, creating the opportunity for congregations around the world to come together to discuss the compatibility of religion and science. This Sunday we will join with this project for the first time by focusing our worship around the theme of God’s holy creative action of evolution.
For more information about The Clergy Letter Project, visit: http://theclergyletterproject.org/