Coping with Controversy – CiS CONNECT Conference 2021 : 26-27 Feb, ONLINE

February 26, 2021 February 27, 2021

How can we cope with differences in opinion within the church?

If you are a student, graduate or early career scientist, we would love for you to join the new CiS CONNECT Conference 2021. We will be exploring controversial topics that can often divide the church and looking at the best ways to respond to these discussions.

The ticket will give you access to join each session and cover the cost to post and deliver a pack of conference goodies to your door!

Coping with Controversy – Conference Agenda (Timings TBC):

Friday PM :

  • Welcome
  • Gareth Jones – Coping with Controversy

Abstract: TBC

  • Networking Opportunity

Saturday (all day):

  • Welcome
  • Prof Adrian Thatcher – Theology, Sexuality and Controversy

Abstract: TBC

  • Discussion time
  • Dr Cherryl Hunt – Abortion: Controversy? What controversy?

Abstract: TBC

  • Discussion time
  • Revd. Dr. Joanna Collicutt – Mental Health: I’m not supposed to feel like this – am I?

Abstract: This session will explore one aspect of the complex and challenging relationship between mental health and faith: Why is it that being a Christian doesn’t seem to make us immune from experiencing mental health problems? The exploration will focus on two issues: mental healing as a long game that involves the community and not just the individual, and the way some Christian teachings can be distorted in a way that impacts negatively on mental health.

  • Discussion time
  • Panel Q & A (plus Dr Anna Pearson , OB Award winner)

If you have any questions, please email our Development Officer, Steph, on


Can I get a discounted ticket?

Yes! If you are a member of CIS, you can select for a discounted ticket. Students can get their first year of membership with CiS for FREE! You can also get discounted membership to CiS if you are a students who have already had their 1st year free and graduates in their first 2 years out of university. To become a member, please go to the Christians in Science website:

How do I get there?

Once you have registered, you will be given access to the conference event page. Here you will find a Zoom link which will become active at the start of the conference. You can access this from one device (phone, tablet, computer) per ticket.

What do I wear?

Pyjamas, onesie or formal wear. As long as you are comfortable!

What do I need?

Once you have purchased your ticket, you will receive a Conference Pack in the post. The only other thing you will need on the day is a device to get onto zoom.

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