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Conservation Research Institute


Science in Faith Engagement Officer: Sustainability
At - The University Church of St Mary the Great with St Michael, Cambridge
Funder - The ECLAS Project: Equipping Christian Leadership in the Age of Science

Topic in brief
The communication to young people and the public of information about sustainability, in particular factors affecting: (a) climate change and (b)human interactions with other species and the environment in general that result in anti-microbial resistance and the spread of new diseases. This is an opportunity to raise the profile of sustainability and the role of scientists and religious groups in education. Stipend expected to be £360.00 per month for one year in the first instance. Hours flexible but much of the work to be accomplished needs to done during school term time. Start date, ideally before September 2021.

Coordinators: The Rev’d Andrew Day, Professor Donald Broom, Andrew Dobson

Summary sent to sponsor
The Great St Mary’s, Cambridge, project seeks to harness the wisdom, knowledge and skills of the scientists in our congregation, and those whom we can draw to the project, to develop an innovative science and faith based exploration for schools coalescing around two of the greatest problems that challenge both scientists and God’s creation, especially humanity: climate change and human actions that lead to the spread of (a) bacterial disease because of anti-microbial resistance and (b) new viral diseases. Both of which seem particularly appropriate in the current circumstances and as we move towards the COP
conference in Glasgow. Our aim is to work extensively with schools both within and without our immediate area of benefit to nurture a sense of the nexus between faith and science, and humanity’s responsibility as stewards of God’s creation to mitigate our negative impact upon our planet. We plan to appoint a Science in Faith Engagement Officer: Sustainability, who will assist in both the development and administration of the project and the engagement with schools; will develop materials and resources for dissemination to schools, and work with teachers and others to grow the project and to ensure that it has

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