The World Community for Christian Meditation presents: Human Healing within the Science and Religion Dialogue
Led by Dr Gillian Straine
Wednesday 11 October
6.30 – 9.00 pm
Cost £15 Concessions £10
Light refreshments provided
In ill health we usually seek healing through modern medical science, but it may also prompt us to ask deep questions about meaning and spirituality. Therefore healing is an important area of thought in the science and religion debates which have recently seen a shift in emphasis to consider the role of human experience epistemologically at the interface of where these two magisteria meet. In this talk, Gillian will explore this new area of thought and ask what theology and human experience can bring to our understanding of healing.
The Revd. Dr. Gillian K. Straine is the Director of the Guild of Health and St. Raphael (www.gohealth.org.uk). An Anglican Priest, she also has a doctorate in Physics from Imperial College London and an MA in Theology from the University of Oxford. She is the author of Introducing Science and Religion: A path through polemic (SPCK, 2014) and Cancer: A Pilgrim Companion (SPCK, 2017). She lives in London with her husband and two young children.