ABC2: Proposal for Establishment and Full Implementation of the Brazilian Association of Christians in Science

Dr. Roberto Covolan
Associação Kuyper para Estudos Transdisciplinares (AKET)

Project Summary

ABC2 stands for Associação Brasileira de Cristãos na Ciência, which in English is Brazilian Association of Christians in Science. Currently, Brazilian society has very limited means to conduct a continued thoughtful discussion of contemporary issues involving faith and science. This project aims to construct a bridge between the scientific milieu and the Christian community in Brazil through the creation of the ABC2, with the mission of establishing conditions for a sustained, creative and high-level dialogue between the fields of Christian faith and science, to the benefit of the Brazilian culture and society in general.

The project comprises three interconnected initiatives: (1) Networking: strategic visits to people and institutions in the main Brazilian cities and a series of public events planned to reach a wider audience and especially Christians interested in science; (2) Engagement: engaging activities designed to assembly, network and empower people both in science and in ministry, aiming at establishing local leaders for ABC2; (3) Content: editorial and media initiatives designed to bring high-quality information to specialized and general public.

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Project Details

Project Duration

20 March 201519 March 2018

Core Funding Area

Big Questions

Initiative

Internationalising CIS

Region of Activity

South America

TWCF Number

0118

Amount Awarded

$1,818,005

Project Co-Leaders

Rev. Guilherme de Carvalho, AKET, L'Abri Fellowship Brasil
Dr. Gustavo Assi, AKET
Dr. Leo Kei Iwai, AKET
Dr. Jonathan Freitas, ABC2 (Project Officer)

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