New Zealand Christians in Science events Sept 2022

Auckland: Winter Lectures on Mātauranga Māori, Science and God 2022

Maclaurin Chapel: 5.30pm with light refreshments, 6.00pm lecture and discussion

  • September 7 (Wednesday) Sean Cleary, Weaving Mātauranga Māori into Science teaching in a Christian school: An holistic way through engagement with special character
  • September 14 (Wednesday) Dr. Natasha Tassell-Matamua, Kei hea te wairua? Re-cognising wairua in and as science

There has recently been a great deal of dialogue about Mātauranga Māori, and the extent to which it is consistent with science, or even a different form of science. The semantic field of both has been interrogated. To what extent is science universal, to what extent imperialistic, in its practice and institutions?  And nature: does it have a face? A point of view, a life force?  These points of conflict and convergence mirror conversations long held between faith and science. This series of talks delves further into the complexities of faith/spirituality and science, woven through the lenses and concerns of Mātauranga Māori. See more here.

Conversations 2022, series two: Visions of the Future, online from Thursday 8 September

Thursday evenings at 8.30pm. Online talks and discussion. 

  • 8 September - Pete Armstrong, “The Times they are a Changing – at an exponential rate”
  • 15 September  - Jonathan Gunnell, TBA
  • 22 September - Prof Neil Dodgson. “Artificial Intelligence and What it means to be Human“
  • 29 September - TBA

View the programme, and videos of lectures and/or register HERE