Mercer’s conference exploring the links between faith and science, titled “Caring for Creation: A Scientific and Theological Response,” has launched a Web site featuring information on the conference, as well as registration forms. The site is www.mercer.edu/caring.
The conference is co-sponsored by Mercer and the Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard Medical School and begins Thursday, Oct. 29. The conference includes two days of lectures and discussions on Thursday and Friday and concludes with a green day of service in the Macon community on Saturday, Oct. 31.
The Caring for Creation conference aims to bridge the current gap between the faith and science communities on issues of climate change and to engage and inspire Mercer students and the Central Georgia community to answer the challenge of caring for God’s Creation. Mercer is pursuing a leadership role in raising local awareness of climate change, as well as addressing it through service-learning and applied research.
The Caring for Creation Conference is free to Mercer students, faculty and staff. Members of the community are also invited and can register with the conference for a fee. All attendees should register at the site, www2.mercer.edu/caring/registration.htm. Registrants will receive a free tote bag for participating in the event, and t-shirts and mugs will be available for purchase. Lunch will be provided to faculty, staff and students on the meal plan.