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The Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences Announces $1.3 Million in New Support from the John Templeton Foundation


from Currents Spring 2015

The Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences (CTNS) has received $1.3 million in new funding from the John Templeton Foundation to support and enhance CTNS programming.

CTNS Turns 35—and Becomes a GTU Program!

CTNS 35th Anniversary Celebration

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 7:00pm

This event will celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences as well as CTNS's new beginning as a program of the Graduate Theological Union. There will be brief statements from the key players in the transition to be followed by a reception. We hope to see you there to help us celebrate this milestone in the history of CTNS.

CTNS Gives GTU an Endowed Chair and Fellowships in Theology and Science Worth Nearly $2.1M

The Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences (CTNS) has given the Graduate Theological Union the endowed Ian G. Barbour Chair in Theology and Science and two endowed fellowships, the Russell Family Fellowship in Religion and Science and the Charles H. Townes Graduate Student Fellowship in Theology and Science. These gifts, valued at nearly $2.1M, mark the latest and most significant step in the year-long transition through which CTNS will shift from being an independently incorporated GTU affiliate to an internal program of the GTU.

CTNS Announces $1.3M Gift from the John Templeton Foundation

The Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences (CTNS) has received a $1.3 million institutional donation from the John Templeton Foundation, one of the largest such donations in the Foundation’s history. This funding will support and enhance CTNS programming as the Center transitions from being an independently incorporated organization affiliated with the Graduate Theological Union (GTU) to being an internal program unit of the GTU.

CTNS awarded $200K for Project SATURN

The Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences (CTNS) has been awarded a $200,000 research grant from Calvin College[1] for Project SATURN (Scientific and Theological Understandings of Randomness in Nature). The purpose of this grant is to study the scientific warrants for and theological implications of randomness, propensities and indeterminism in nature - including such natural phenomena as the self-organization of the rings of Saturn out of apparently random processes and gravitational interactions.

Spring 2013 Meeting of the Pacific Coast Theological Society - Eternity and Eternal Life

Friday, April 5, 2013 (All day) to Saturday, April 6, 2013 (All day)

The Pacific Coast Theological Society (PCTS) invites you to attend its Spring Meeting on Friday, April 5 from 1:30-8:30 pm and Saturday, April 6 from 9:00 am–12:00 pm in Classroom “B” at Church Divinity School of the Pacific, 2451 Ridge Road, Berkeley.

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