On 29th-30th August 2015 a major conference in St Andrews on “Christ and Creation" was organised by Scientists in Congregations Scotland (http://www.sicscotland.org) and was funded by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation. This conference brought together a group of top-flight scientists, biblical scholars, theologians, and philosophers to speak to a group of Pastors, Scientists and Academics from all over Scotland. Read More
Find out what the SRT Project have been working on over the last six months. Read More
The Church of Scotland, along with many other faith groups, encourages organ and tissue donation. Currently in Scotland the system for organ and tissue donation involves an active “opt-in”, requiring a person to sign up to the organ donation register. An alternative “opt-out” model soon to be introduced in Wales means that an individual's organs are presumed to available for transplantation unless they have indicated otherwise. Read More
I've had a lifetime's fascination with water, twelve of the best years being in India digging or drilling for it so people could get clean water, and building small dams so that rainwater could be saved for the dry months. The sight of children dancing for joy when a bore-hole strikes water in a dry area and cascades over them us unforgettable. Today water is the world's most critical resource. Water security and justice are rapidly becoming priorities for the sustainability of life on earth, so I still think about water a lot ... Read More
It was that great 20th century philosopher Bob Dylan who reminded us that: “Money doesn’t talk- money swears!”. Of course, he wasn’t the first person to warn of the dangers of money and possessions: Jesus warned his hearers, more than 2000 years earlier, that “you cannot serve both God and money” (Luke 16: 13). Read More
The SRT Project recently produced a report, Striving together: celebrating competitiveness in sport. Read More
The SRT Project has produced a report ‘Families and the Church in the 21st century: the meaning of kinship bonds’. This will be presented to the General Assembly in May 2014 by the Church and Society Council. The report explores issues around what it mean to be a family in 21st century Scotland. Read More
A short history of SRTP has been prepared by Dr. John Francis.