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The Graeme Clark Research Institute

ADELAIDE Monday 19th March | Presented by Mark Worthing

The Graeme Clark Research Institute (GCRI) is a multidisciplinary research institute set up to conduct, facilitate and promote research and development within Tabor Adelaide in the broad context of Christian service to the community. It is named after the distinguished Australian surgeon Professor Graeme Clark, and was launched on 29th August 2011 by Dr Lynn Arnold, CEO of Anglicare in South Australia, and a former premier of the State.

PERTH Wednesday 21st March | Presented by Graham Buxton BRISBANE Wednesday 21st March | Presented by Mark Worthing CANBERRA Monday 26th March | Presented by Chris Mulherin MELBOURNE Monday 26th March | Presented by Mark Worthing SYDNEY Tuesday 27th March | Presented by Chris Mulherin HOBART Wednesday 28th March | Presented by Graham Buxton

Cost and Booking

One area of public debate that has had a lot of recent publicity is the relationship between science and faith, and it is one of the central planks in the new research institute. Research staff engage in key activities, such as the scholarly publication of monographs, peer-reviewed journal articles and occasional papers; the provision of short courses, conferences, lectures and talks, appealing to both Christian and non-Christian audiences; the provision of up-to-date, accurate data on science, faith and social affairs for the media and the wider public; and participation in national and international collaborative research programs.

Can science and faith live together?

Science and faith – enemies or allies?

What does the Bible say about science?

Does science have all the answers?

God and Science: In the Classroom is a free seminar and includes light refreshments on the day. However, a donation of $10 per attendee would be gratefully accepted. All bookings and donations can be made online at

More Information For more information about venues and times please visit

An initiative of the Graeme Clark Research Institute at Tabor Adelaide along with the John Templeton Foundation and ISCAST

181 Goodwood Rd Millswood SA 5034 tel. 08 8373 8777 fax. 08 8373 1766 CRICOS Provider Code 00946E | VET Provider Number 4452

Tertiary education with a Christian perspective.

God and Science In the Classroom A discussion for school teachers and education support staff. A seminar to arm you with the information and tools to address student issues and questions.

God and Science: In the Classroom If you are a schoolteacher grappling with issues of Christian faith and science in your school, the God and Science in the Classroom seminar series is just for you.

About the Seminar Christian schoolteachers find themselves in a unique role as those who speak with authority in the classroom and at times they come across questions about science and faith they may not have the resources to answer. Teachers need to know how to respond to genuine questions from their students in an informed and intelligent way. The debate about creation and evolution remains a contentious issue, and contemporary concerns coupled with technological advances often add to the dilemma for many young Christian people. Science can be an uncomfortable topic in Christian schools but it need not be. Christian schoolteachers need a framework for thinking through the hype surrounding these topics in order to identify the genuine core concerns. This seminar series will assist in creating a conversation and dialogue on how to discuss these issues with your students in an open and honest way.

Who Should Attend?

About the Presenters

• Principals • Teachers • School Support Officers • Guidance Counsellors • Anyone within the Christian education sector who is seeking a greater understanding of how to address the issues between science and faith

The three seminar presenters, Graham Buxton, Mark Worthing and Chris Mulherin are all highly respected and experienced educators and pastors.

What is involved?

• Reverend Dr Graham Buxton is the Director of the Graeme Clark Research Institute, and Head of Postgraduate Studies in the School of Ministry, Theology and Culture at Tabor Adelaide. He is an ordained Anglican minister with extensive experience in pastoral ministry.

This innovative series of regional science and faith seminars around Australia has been designed to meet the needs of those who have a significant role in shaping the minds and hearts of members of the Christian community.

• Reverend Dr Mark Worthing is Senior Research Fellow with the Graeme Clark Research Institute. He is well-published and active as a conference speaker in the field of science and religion. Mark is also an ordained Lutheran pastor.

These seminars may be used as a platform to explore the relationship between science and faith in Christian schools. Each seminar is an opportunity for educators to meet and reflect together in a spirit of openness and charity.

• Reverend Chris Mulherin has degrees in Engineering, Philosophy and Theology and is currently writing a doctorate on scientific and religious knowledge. He is an Anglican Minister and has spent 13 years working in Argentina.

What is in it for me? • An understanding of how to dispel the myth that science and faith have little to do with each other. • Printed resources to use in class teaching and discussion. • The opportunity for a follow up conversation with any one of the three seminar presenters.

About the Seminars Each seminar lasts for 90 minutes, commencing with a 45 minute discussion about the relationship between science and faith, followed by a Q&A session, light refreshments and an opportunity for networking.

God and Science Conference - Teachers