The second “St. Albert Initiative on Science and the Catholic Faith” was held on Feb 5, at Mundelein Seminary near Chicago. It was a great success and drew over 200 participants, mostly high school students, as well as high school teachers and parents. One can see full information about the whole program, including the presentations and presenters HERE.
The event was co-sponsored by the Lumen Christi Institute and the McGrath Institute for Church Life and was funded by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation.
In a post-event survey, the participants gave it enthusiastically positive reviews. (Not one gave it a negative review!) Here is a sampling of typical reactions:
“Very informative and well organized.”
“I found the presentations to hit the right mark for high school students, which is not easy to do. I was inspired to cover similar topics as a science teacher.”
“Great. It actually strengthened my faith.”
“It was an amazing experience.”
“Absolutely incredible. A very memorable and vivid experience.”
“I enjoyed today as it was something I had never done before. It was very eye opening and I was able to learn more about how religion and my faith CAN correlate with modern sciences.”
“My overall experience was great. I thought every presentation I went to was very well done and incredibly interesting. The topics all felt very relevant and the presenters were so helpful in answering questions.”
“I enjoyed every talk that was given, I would of loved if it lasted longer because I was so intrigued.”
“Great experience, very interesting talks.”
“I expected the talks to be boring, but in actuality I found them very engaging and interesting. I had a very good time and met some amazing people as well.”