NZCIS celebrates the interface between the natural sciences and Christian theology.
It supports and promotes a holistic, evolutionary understanding of cosmic and biological history, in dialogue with and informed by Christian faith. Within those parameters we seek lively dialogue and wide-ranging investigation of the sciences and theology. We invite open dialogue and partnership with Mātauranga Maori and those of other faiths. And we seek to partner with all those working to heal the earth and to live more lightly on it.
Our Values are grounded in the Gospel of Jesus Christ and expressed in this unique setting.
We seek to enter into these discussions as faithful followers of Christ.
We value rigour in scientific research and openness to the findings of science about God’s creation.
Respecting the Treaty
We are committed to live as tangata Tiriti in Aotearoa and we are open to the journey this will take us on.
Individual members hold a variety of positions. We promote vigorous discussion between members characterised by grace, humility and love as we seek the truth, and an expanding vision of the gospel and the cosmos.
We remain open to the new paths exploration will take us on, committed to the truth but allowing for diverse exploratory pathways.