The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Clergy sign 'evolution' letter

Concerned with the recent efforts to pit religion against science, a coalition of scientists and religious leaders started a letter project to gather the support of 10,000 Christian clergy.

“Simply put, the letter makes it very clear that it’s possible to believe in evolution while being a good Christian,” says Michael Zimmerman, project coordinator. He is a professor of biology at the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh.

“Religious truth is of a different order from scientific truth. Its purpose is not to convey scientific information but to transform hearts,” the letter says.

More than 5,000 clergy have signed the virtual letter. For the full text and a list of signators, visit www.uwosh.edu/colleges/cols/religion_science_collaboration.htm.


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