About the Grant
The Climate Science in Theological Education initiative builds upon the success of DoSER’s project, Science for Seminaries: Integrating Science into Core Theological Education, which encouraged interest within seminaries and surrounding communities about the relevance of science to theological education and produced a growing number of pastors equipped to help their congregants find answers to science-related questions.
Building upon this foundational work, the Climate Science in Theological Education project provides grants to seminaries to specifically engage the important issue of climate change in the context of theological education and ministry. These Climate Science grants can provide the opportunity for seminaries to build capacity at their institution to start having conversations at the intersection of climate science and theological education. They may also provide the space to start or expand what is already being done in the area of climate science and course engagement in the school’s curriculum. Additionally, these grants fund ministry-focused activities aimed to engage current and future pastors in a variety of ways to prepare them for incorporating climate science engagement into their ministry contexts.
Our goal is to to create an atmosphere in places of worship in which climate science is relevant, complementary, and important to faith/religious worldviews and ultimately promote faithful and meaningful action on climate change in broader society.
For more information about the Climate Science in Theological Education pilot schools and previous Science for Seminaries cohorts, please visit the ScienceForSeminaries.org website.