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BioLogos Director, Praveen Sethupathy, Shares Views on Harmonizing Faith With Science

The Foundation’s “Lecture Series” has been an opportunity to enlighten teachings and life applications of the Christian faith, along with forming new and meaningful partnerships with faith organizations like BioLogos.

Dr. Praveen Sethupathy, (BioLogos Board Member and Director for the Center of Genomics at Cornell University) the keynote speaker of our lecture “Creating Harmony between Faith and Science” highlighted concrete ways in which faith and science harmonize and emphasized that being made in the Image of God (Gen. 1:27) is primarily a “calling of service” gifted by God to each person. He shared that we are called to manifest and channel the characteristics of God and service towards the rest of creation. You may view the full lecture below:

BioLogos upholds the authority and inspiration of the Bible and seeks to promote dialogue that supports the harmony between faith and science. It was founded by one of the top Biologists in the world, Dr. Francis Collins who led the Human Genome Project and is currently the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). 

Christian Medical College and Hospital’s mission is the “Healing Ministry of Christ” and was built on Dr. Ida Scudder’s special calling from God more than 100 years ago! If you are not familiar with Dr. Ida’s story, you may read about it here: Dr. Ida Scudder’s Legacy

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President’s Year-in-Review

The Foundation and CMC have once again been selected by USAID as an American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (ASHA) grant recipient, a federally funded program that supports infrastructure and capital improvement initiatives. The FY2020 ASHA Grant will support the use of robotics and Artificial Intelligence to help improve physical rehabilitation for people with disabilities.

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“Rekindle: Sisterships in Mission” Event Held in Partnership with RCA

On Thursday, Dec. 9th the Women’s Transformation and Leadership ministry from the Reformed Church in America (RCA) in collaboration with the Vellore Christian Medical College (CMC) Foundation held a virtual celebration entitled “Rekindle: Sisterships in Mission”. The RCA Women’s Leadership group including Reverend Liz Testa, Coordinator for Women’s Transformation and Leadership, helped to design and host this global mission event for hope. The evening’s program highlighted the season of Advent, Dr. Ida Scudder’s 151st birthday, and CMC’s endeavor to construct a maternity hospital in the Jawadhi Hills region of south India.

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Lecture Series: Philip Yancey on “God, Medicine, and the Pandemic”

Philip Yancey shares the principles he has come to learn through years of writing about God and suffering. Yancey also speaks about his relationship with Dr. Paul Brand, a prominent physician who worked with leprosy patients at Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, and how that relationship influenced his perception of pain.

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