Tuesday, 25 May 2010

The SRTP 40th Anniversary

This was a fringe event at the General Assembly. The Society, Religion and Technology Project, of the Church of Scotland reached 40 years of operation. Since its start, this office has sought to reach an intersection between science, religion and society. Its work has been visionary in presenting an ethical approach with which to tackle difficult issues such as GM crops, in-vitro- fertilization, end of life issues and now, synthetic biology. Christians need informed and spiritually based information on these controversial subjects in order to live and make decisions within our technology rich times.

.A large audience was treated to an address by Dr. Murdo Macdonald, the Policy Officer of the project. They also heard Dr. Sinclair Scott, speak of his experience in serving in one of the groups of the project. Participants had the opportunity of picking up documentation on the history of the project and a booklet on the development of the project, written by Dr. John Francis. The 40th Anniversary cake was truly memorable. Happy Birthday

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