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The Vancouver Chapter of the Society of Catholic Scientists


Upcoming Events

  • A Catholic Perspective on Pharmaceutical Development for Global Health
    Apr 05, 4:00 p.m. PDT
    Online (Google Meet)
    A short historical survey of the motivation, development and scope of Catholic health care. Catholic social teaching such as solidarity, the universal destination of goods, and the preferential option for the poor. The connection between monasticism and development of medicines.
  • Science and Religion in Modern Astronomy (online series)
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, Apr 13
    Zoom (RSVP for link)
    Apr 13, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. PDT
    Zoom (RSVP for link)
    Group study of Word on Fire Institute course with Karen Öberg
  • Eco-work Outdoor Field Trip (Surrey)
    Sat, May 06
    A Rocha Brooksdale Environmental Centre
    May 06, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    A Rocha Brooksdale Environmental Centre, 1620 192 St, Surrey, BC V3Z 9V2, Canada
    Get your hands dirty planting native trees and shrubs, removing invasive vegetation (such as Himalayan blackberry or English ivy) and much more.
  • 2023 Conference of SCS: Critical Issues at the Intersection of Science and Faith
    Jun 02, 6:00 p.m. EDT – Jun 04, 2:00 p.m. EDT
    Seton Hall University, 400 S Orange Ave, South Orange, NJ 07079, USA
    The sixth annual conference of the Society of Catholic Scientists (SCS2023) will be held on June 2-4, 2023 (Friday evening to Sunday early afternoon) on the campus of Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey. The university is located on 58 green acres just 14 miles south of New York City.
  • Wonder: The Harmony of Faith and Science (online series)
    Jun 15, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. PDT
    Online watch party and discussion of Word on Fire's new series:

About Society of Catholic Scientists

The Society of Catholic Scientists (SCS) is an international organization that fosters fellowship among Catholic scientists and witnesses to the harmony of faith and reason.

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As a student in today's University, you have grown up in a world that rightly places great value in scientific reasoning, and ways of knowing. However, what's often left out of the picture is the extent to which faith and philosophy gave rise to the development of the sciences, and continue to provide the basis for its advancement, and the means to complement and enrich the understanding of reality that it affords. It is important to strive for a well-rounded education, and seek a deeper understanding of the scope of the scientific method, its healthy reliance on many types of reason and ways of knowing, as well as its complementarity and mutually enriching relationship to faith. The Society of Catholic scientists is unique in this regard, providing a bridge between the latest developments of science, and its relationship to the Catholic faith.

— Peter Copeland, Public policy advisor; Volunteer Animator with Catholic Conscience

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