Women's Seminars by Zoom in Barcelona cover many topics each Tuesday night
The session for helping children and teenagers cope with evolution education results in surprising attendance.
Inter-European Division (EUD)
[Spain] The Women’s Ministries group in Barcelona has a program called Woman‘s Academy and holds Zoom meetings every Tuesday night on different topics.
Some time ago they asked Noemí Durán Royo, PhD, director of the EUD Geoscience Research Institute (GRI) Branch Office in Sagunto, to hold two meetings about how to help children and teenagers to cope with evolution education.
The response was amazing. There were almost 100 people (just from Barcelona) in attendance and more meetings are planned for the future.
Many women would like to study but are unable to do so due to family constraints, so they really appreciate these sessions to get education about different topics. In the last months they have covered many fields: nutrition, psychology, self-esteem, and many others.
Faith and Science Fundamentals, weekly webinars
Dr. Noemí Durán, biologist, professor, and director for the European Branch Office of the Geoscience Research Institute
Are you interested in understanding scientific things? Would you like to know how to help your children understand how to find a coherent relation between faith and science? Then this webinar is for you.
Faith and Science Fundamentals is a series of webinars intended for those who have questions about the relationship between two apparently distant concepts: religious faith and scientific knowledge. Are they opposed? Completely independent? Compatible? Complementary?
Christians believe that God is the author of the Bible and the creator of nature and so, knowledge drawn from these two sources should always be in harmony. But that does not seem to be the case. Or is it?
These are the types of issues dealt with in the Faith and Science Fundamentals webinars. Once a week for sixteen weeks we will explore the main issues of the faith-science debate, focusing especially on one of the most controversial topics: Origins.
The content is organized in four sections: Science, Models of Origins, Biology and Design, and Rocks, Fossils and the Flood. Each section contains four webinars. The specific titles and dates for each session are available on the Facebook page GRI Live Creation.
This webinar series is a basic course on Faith and Science recommended for teachers, pastors, students, and any other person interested in this topic. No previous training or knowledge is required.
The webinar presenter is Dr Noemí Durán, biologist, professor, and director of the European Branch Office of the Geoscience Research Institute.
The event is free but it requires registration. It will be held on the Zoom Webinar platform. The registration link is:
The Spanish version of the webinars will be streamed live on the YouTube channel, GRI Live Creation, and can be accessed without registration.
The webinar series Faith and Science Fundamentals starts on January 27, 2021, at 19:30 (CET) and will continue, every Wednesday at the same time, until May 12.
Contributed by Inter-European Women's Ministries
Photos: WM Spain
Published in Mosaic newsletter, 2021 Q2, spring issue
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