2012 Evolution Weekend

February 2012 Find a participating church near you at Evolution Weekend

563 Congregations from 50 States and 10 Countries participated in Evolution Weekend 2012

Evolution Weekend is an opportunity for serious discussion and reflection on the relationship between religion and science. An ongoing goal has been to elevate the quality of the discussion on this critical topic, and to show that religion and science are not adversaries. Rather, they look at the natural world from quite different perspectives and ask, and answer, different questions.

Religious people from many diverse faith traditions and locations around the world understand that evolution is quite simply sound science; and for them, it does not in any way threaten, demean, or diminish their faith in God. In fact, for many, the wonders of science often enhance and deepen their awe and gratitude towards God.

Some churches express the message that God is present in all creation, in everything, in the process of evolution itself.



Article about Evolution Weekend

Easing the Conflict between Faith and Evolution by Jeffrey Kieft – Jeffrey is a scientist who enjoys talking about evolution to church groups. He encourages other scientists to get out into the community to teach about evolution.  Jeffrey writes:

I’ve been asked, “Isn’t the first rule of evolution that there is no God?’ I reply, “Well, no actually, that isn’t in any science textbook.” Just teaching these basic concepts puts people more at ease because they’ve never learned what evolution means.