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Three Catholic Seminaries Selected for New Faith-Science Dialogue Program and Grant

WASHINGTON (CNS) – The American Association for the Advancement of Science announced in Science magazine that it has chosen seven seminaries to participate in its “Science for Seminaries” program.

Three of the selected institutions are Catholic: Mundelein Seminary, Mundelein, Ill.; Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology, Hales Corners, Wisc.; and Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, St. Louis, Miss.

The program awards 18-month grants to each selected institution, and the seminaries put the money toward programs which explore the connections between faith and science.

All institutions participating in the program are required to incorporate science into two core courses and hold at least one campus-wide event related to science, but they have wide latitude regarding the science-related activities to which they devote the remainder of the grant money.

The institutions have selected a wide variety of fields of science to integrate into the core courses, ranging from cosmology and genetics to neuroscience and psychiatry.

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