Friday, February 10, 2006

Churches Mark 'Evolution Sunday'

Sixty-four Episcopal Churches in 34 dioceses are planning to designate Feb. 12 as “Evolution Sunday,” proclaiming, “religion and science are not adversaries.”

Created as part of the
Clergy Letter Project, the ecumenical service will mark the 197th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin. It will be celebrated by 433 congregations in 49 states representing the Roman Catholic, Anglican, Reformed, Baptist, Unitarian, and the Protestant “mainline” traditions.

Dismayed by the inroads that “Intelligent Design” and “Creationism” have had in the science curriculums of some public school districts,
supporters of “Evolution Sunday” seek to support both “sound faith” and “good science,” refusing to choose one over the other.

The Rev. Daniel S. Appleyard, rector of Christ Church in Dearborn, Mich., told The Living Church his parish would celebrate the event by focusing on “our Christian understanding of creation and evolution” and reflect on
A Catechism of Creation, a document distributed through the Episcopal Church Center in New York City.

The rest-The Living Church


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