Chaplain Rick Spaulding and emeritus physics professor Stuart Crampton ’58 are building their own circle of trust.
Few debates in current American life can electrify and polarize people like the intersection of religion and science. One need look no further than the ongoing debate over the teaching of evolution to see how it strikes a raw nerve for many people on both sides of the issue.
But with the help of a $15,000 grant and the support of Williams College, Williams Chaplain Richard Spalding and emeritus physics Professor Stuart Crampton are working to get an honest and respectful conversation between faiths and science started in North County.
Last week was the first meeting in the creation of what they are calling the North Berkshire Center for Religion and Science. It will begin with a series of weekly meetings between faculty members and members of the clergy in Williamstown, and which will later include faculty seminars and other programs.
A worthwhile project.