Saying Yes! to both religion and science

The Advent of Evolutionary Christianity, a Web site hosted by Rev. Michael Dowd, author of Thank God for Evolution: How the Marriage of Science and Religion Will Transform Our World and Your Life, features "Conversations at the Leading Edge of Faith," podcast interviews with Franciscan Fr. Richard Rohr, Protestant theologian Sallie McFague, educator Michael Morwood, science writer Ian Barbour, scientist Ursula King, and many others. Sign up by visiting the Web site.

Michael Dowd's description of The Advent of Evolutionary Christianity's mission:

"Are you frustrated with how the mainstream media portray the science and religion issue? It's as if the only two games in town were science-rejecting creationism and faith-rejecting atheism. But for the millions of us in the middle who see no conflict between faith and reason, heart and head, Jesus and Darwin, we know that's a false choice. Religious faith and practice can be positively strengthened by what God is revealing through science!

Whatever your background or beliefs — whether you consider yourself conservative, moderate, liberal, radical, or something else altogether—we invite you to join in this historic exploration of how a sacred "deep-time" view of grace and guidance can expand your faith and inspire and empower you in ways that believers in the past could only dream of.

Join us for this lively discussion. Participation is free. There is no cost to participate in this live, interactive event. Thanks to our generous sponsors, and to all the luminaries who have volunteered their time, we are able to offer this teleseries freely to the public. All you need to participate is a telephone or computer.

Evolutionary Christianity points to those who value evidence as divine communication. Whatever our differences, we all have deep-time eyes and a global heart — that is, we're all committed to a just and healthy future for humanity and the larger body of life."

“Studying evolution is like following cosmic breadcrumbs home to God. Only by looking through evolutionary eyes can we see our way out of the current global integrity crisis that is destroying economies and ecosystems around the world.”

Listen to an NCR podcast interview with Michael Dowd.