Festival of Science, Wisdom & Faith

23oct4:00 pm6:30 pmFeaturedFestival of Science, Wisdom & FaithA Sustainable World: Great Questions Lead to Great WorksGreyfriars Kirk, Greyfriars Kirk, Greyfriars Place, Edinburgh, EH1 2QQ4:00 pm - 6:30 pm OrganiserGreyfriars KirkEvent TypeWebinar & TalksThemeFaith & Climate

Event Details

Festival of Science,
Wisdom & Faith, Greyfriars Kirk, 22-24 October 2021

There are those who say that science supersedes religion, rendering faith redundant. But reverence for the natural world, finding the answers to help humanity flourish and sustain the earth community, in all its diversity, are spiritual pursuits too and many scientists attest urgent
questions cannot be answered by science alone.

As we look forward to the 26th UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow this November, join Greyfriars Kirk, the Royal Society of Edinburgh and other guests, for a weekend of events that celebrate what happens when experts and those interested in a variety of fields seek knowledge and truth together.

A Sustainable World:
Great Questions Lead to Great Works
, Sat 23 Oct, 4-6:30pm

Do scientific knowledge or faith make us wiser? How do we determine what questions to ask and explore? Three talks explore how we can anticipate challenge and seek a sustainable world for all:

Prof. Wilson Poon, FRSE: “Educating 21stC Scientific Citizens in Wisdom”

Prof. Liz Grant, FRSE: “Fundamental to Flourishment: The Science & Practice of Compassion”

Alastair McIntosh: “Climate Science & Healing of the Nations”

Find out more and book your space here: greyfriarskirk.com/festival-of-science-wisdom-and-faith

Time

(Saturday) 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Location

Greyfriars Kirk

Greyfriars Kirk, Greyfriars Place, Edinburgh, EH1 2QQ

Organiser

Greyfriars Kirk

[email protected]; 0131 225 1900 Greyfriars Kirk, Greyfriars Place, Edinburgh, EH1 2QQ

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