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January 2021

Scientific and Spiritual Lessons in a time of Covid-19

January 31 @ 8:00 am

Francis Collins is famous for heading-up the team who finally plotted the human genome: The Human Genome Project. He is also a convert to Christianity, and has written about his beliefs and experiences in a number of books including, "The Language of God." He is offering an online lecture which we are invited to be a part of through ISCAST. It's an early start for us: 6am on Sunday Jan 31st. Registrations and information here.

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February 2021

International Society for Science and Religion: Boyle Lecture

February 4 @ 8:00 am

ISSR is pleased to announce that the 2021 Boyle Lecture will be given by Professor Tom McLeish, Professor of Natural Philosophy at the University of York, on the subject of: “The Rediscovery of Contemplation Through Science”. The response this year will be given by The Rt Revd & Rt Hon The Lord Rowan Williams of Oystermouth. Since the lecture will be online, we have the rare opportunity of watching it from New Zealand. We just have to get up early! For us, it will begin…

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April 2021

Nonviolence in Education Workshop

April 7 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Robin Wildman, the foremost authority on Kingian Nonviolence in Education, will present an engaging lecture, with opportunity for Q and A, about how classrooms and schools can be transformed into “Beloved Communities”, places where all students are loved, included, and valued as human beings. Kingian Nonviolence (pronounced King-ee-an) is based on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 's philosophy and strategies used to address and reconcile conflict. This 2-hour virtual experience will be divided into 3 parts: Robin Wildman’s journey to…

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Guiding Schoolwide Restorative Transformation: A Global Conference

April 11

Global eConference for educators and administrators We are assembling a major online conference of restorative schools specialists from three continents to expand the horizons of restorative educators around the world. We are joining with the organisers of RJ World 2020 to enable multiple learning streams in a unique interactive social platform. We are a neutral party, supporting participation from all relevant organisations. Delegates will be able to hear presentations and panels that are tuned to beginner, intermediate or advanced levels. Relational Schools…

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NZCIS-ISCAST Conversations in Science and Christian Faith

April 22 @ 8:00 pm - July 1 @ 9:30 pm
Online Event

We are glad to announce a new series of conversations between ISCAST in Australia and New Zealand Christians in Science (NZCIS). From Thursday 22nd April we will begin a series of weekly online presentations concluding on 1 July. Each evening will begin at 8.15pm NZT and conclude at 9.30pm NZT. We are looking forward to your participation. The one-off cost for the whole series of conversations is AU$15 for ISCAST and NZCIS members, AU$25 for non-members, AU$10 for students, and there is no…

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May 2021

The Justice Conference Global

May 22 @ 4:00 pm - May 23 @ 4:00 pm
Online Event

In 2021, The Justice Conference family is bringing you a truly global conference like we’ve never offered before. 11 countries, 24 hours, 1 conference. This is a unique opportunity to join in with Christians across the world as we gather together to listen to the voices that need to be heard in this pivotal moment in our global history. There will be: Mainstage live broadcasts from multiple locations Interactive breakout sessions from around the globe On demand options so you don’t miss…

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August 2021

NZARETSC Conference Living Water 2021 – Renewing ourselves and bringing life to our rangatahi

August 2 @ 2:00 pm - August 4 @ 12:00 pm

You are warmly invited to our NZARETSC 2021 conference in Christchurch. The conference will run from 2pm on Monday 2nd August until 12pm on Wednesday 4th August. Our theme of “Living waters” is focused around renewing ourselves in God’s mission and heart for our schools while also asking – how do we bring that hope and life to the students we work with? Contributors to conference include Thomas Brauer, Mike Dodge, Bishop Peter Carrell and Rev Hamish Galloway among others.…

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November 2021

Karakia for our Climate: Vigils for COP26: Daily Prayer

November 1 @ 8:00 pm - November 11 @ 8:20 pm
Online Event

Welcome to the Karakia for our Climate: Vigil for COP26 daily prayer. If you would like to follow along with this liturgy you can find the liturgy at this link: https://docs.google.com/.../1ePQMYHDUpv9jMsF9.../edit... From the 1st - 11th of Nov, we will be holding daily vigils at 8pm to pray for COP26 for an increase in global ambition and commitment towards securing global net zero emissions by 2050 and keeping to 1.5C degrees of warming. Join us as we pray for our…

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Faith and Anxiety in an Age of Pandemic

November 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Online Event

Hear Dr. Bloomfield speak on Faith and Anxiety in an Age of Pandemic.   Get tickets for the event here.

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NZCIS Freedom Conference: Theology, Philosophy, Science, Culture

November 12 @ 8:30 am - November 13 @ 3:00 pm
The MacLaurin Chapel, 18 Princes Street
Auckland, 1010 New Zealand
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Freedom and free will are long contested and discussed in both theology and science. This conference will feature New Zealand theologians, as well as a few speakers by zoom from the UK and Australia. The conference will feature a variety of academic approaches, which should be accessible to everyone who is interested. Lunch, morning and afternoon tea will be provided. An optional dinner will be held on the Friday night. Students are particularly encouraged to attend some or all of…

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