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Theology and Worship
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Science and Faith

The Office of Theology and Worship works to challenge and assist the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), at all levels to study, understand, discuss and act on the implications of science and technology as they affect the theology, worship, practice and moral actions of the church, particularly in the area of bioethics. The Office is joined in its efforts by the Presbyterian Association on Science, Technology and the Christian Faith. The resources provided here are part of that commitment.


The Dialogue Between Science and Faith

"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Theology has to do with God the creator; science deals with the heavens and the earth that God has created. On the face of it, it would seem that those who speak about God and creation, the theologians, and those who speak about structures and makeup of the heavens and the earth, the scientists, especially scientists who believe in God, ought to have much in common..."

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Evolution Statement
In light of recent developments regarding the teaching of the Theory of Evolution in public schools, the Office of Theology and Worship offers the following, the Presbyterian Church U.S. 1969 GA-approved theological statement on the subject.

In Life and in Death We Belong to God: Euthanasia, Assisted Suicide, and End-of-Life Issues

The 213th General Assembly (2001) directed the Office of Theology and Worship to conduct a Churchwide dialogue on End-of-Life Issues. As part of the Office of Theology and Worship's continuing work to implement this directive, we are making available in digital format In Life and In Death We Belong To God: Euthanasia, Assisted Suicide, and End-of-Life Issues, first published in print format in 1995.

Please contact the Office of Theology and Worship if you have any feedback or comments on the study or on End-of-Life Issues.

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Related Links

Here are some external links you may find helpful. Please be aware that the PC(USA) does not endorse or control the content of pages on external Web sites. Your suggestions for additional links are welcome. Please send an email message with the link's address to Ada Middleton.

Church of Scotland

Society, Religion and Technology Project

Center for Theology & the Natural Sciences (CTNS)

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Dialogue on Science & Religion

American Scientific Affiliation (ASA)

Presbyterian Association on Science, Technology and the Christian Faith

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