Science and Religion

From evolution to religious stories

The EPR department were delighted to welcome back Dr Reverend Mike Kirby, this time to speak to Year 8 students about his beliefs, both scientific and religious.

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Year 8 students have been considering the meaning of the word identity and the first thing Dr Kirby talked about was what religious identity meant to him. Our students have been questioning how religion and science can be compatible so Dr Kirby explained how he can believe in both evolution and religious stories from the Bible. He felt a calling to both science and helping people, through which he feels he can express his Christian faith. Dr Kirby emphasised to students that he felt there should be a unity between different religions as they were all different paths to the same destination.

The Year 8 students were clearly fascinated by his words and asked insightful questions that were quite challenging!