2017-03-16 / Faith
Finding the meeting point of science, faith
The Rev. Michael Dowd will talk about how science and religion must work together for the future of humanity during a community forum at 7:30 p.m. Tues., March 28 at the Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, in the Song Bird office park, 3327 Old Conejo Road, Newbury Park; enter at Ruth Drive.
Dowd, who calls himself an eco-theologian and pro-science evangelist, will give a talk titled “Faithful to the Future: Inspiring Science, Evolving Faith, Realistic Hope.”
Dowd’s message is that science and religion are not enemies and that they must join together in an inspired way in the face of changing climate and other large-scale challenges.
His presentation will cover six points of agreement held in common by millions of religious and non-religious people worldwide.
Dowd was a United Church of Christ minister for nine years.
He is a graduate of Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary (now Palmer Theological Seminary) in Philadelphia. He received his bachelor’s degree in biblical studies and philosophy from Evangel University in Springfield, Mo.
He describes himself as once traditionally religious and now a “born-again evolutionary evangelist.”
He wrote the book “Thank God for Evolution,” and he has created the digital audio course “The Advent of Evolutionary Christianity.”
The forum is open to the public and free; donations are welcome.
For more information, visit cvuuf.org/community-forum or call Dana Ryon through the church office at (805) 498-9548.