For far too long, strident voices, in the name of Christianity, have been claiming that people must choose between religion and modern science. More than 10,000 Christian clergy have already signed The Clergy Letter demonstrating that this is a false dichotomy. Now, on the 198th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin, many of these leaders will bring this message to their congregations through sermons and/or discussion groups. Together, participating religious leaders will be making the statement that religion and science are not adversaries.
I'm one of the signers of The Clergy Letter, which can be found here.
The United Church of Christ has a long history of supporting scientific discovery. Theories such as evolution help us to better understand the power of creation and in doing so bring us closer to God.
Those that oppose teaching evolution in our public schools do harm to our children and curtail our ability as the people of God to more fully understand the biological make-up of humanity.
Click here for a list of other churches participating in Evolution Sunday.