Our aim is to help others explore the world and universe around them through science. We want to do this at a local community level, especially in geographic areas that don't usually have access to such events. We believe that science is not just about facts and figures, but should be experienced and told through story as well.
We host our events in Churches as not only are these already physically embedded in their communities but also act as trusted hubs within those communities.
Furthermore we believe there is no inherent conflict between science and religious faith and wish to model this to those inside and outside the Church in a very practical way. The 'conflict' way of looking at science and faith has caused much harm to both science and those of religious faith, forcing false choices to be made and narrowing the vision and opportunities of both. As Christian believers ourselves we stand against this and see science as a societal good to be promoted and enthusiastically engaged with by a Church that can comfortably view science as exploring all the works and wonders that God has bought into existence.
Dr Gavin Merrifield
Gavin is the Director of Believing Science. He was a Research Scientist for many years and in the time developed a passion for science public engagement especially for both Church-based audiences and those from under-represented groups.
Our current funding has been provided to us through the Scientists in Congregations scheme of the Equipping Christian Leadership in an Age of Science project (ECLAS).