COFAS 2022

A Hybrid Virtual & In-Person Conference on Faith and Science

Enriching life with science, faith, and virtue.


February 11-12, 2022

A virtual gathering of scholars, professors, university students, pastors, and lifelong learners . . .

who are friends of faith, friends of science, and friends of one another, or who seek to begin or renew these friendships.


Conference on Faith and Science

Rather than being a series of presentations of academic papers, the focus of COFAS will be informed, respectful, and productive conversations among scholarly friends.

Think of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and the other Inklings chatting at their weekly gatherings by the hearth of the Eagle and Child pub in Oxford. While we may have disagreements — sometimes strong disagreements — about scientific theories, theological doctrines, or beverage preferences, we are committed to love one another as brothers and sisters so that the world will know we are followers of Jesus Christ (John 13:35).

In necessariis unitas, in dubiis libertas, in omnibus caritas.

Featured Speakers

Georgia Dunston

Professor Georgia Dunston

Dr. Georgia Dunston is Professor Emerita in the College of Medicine and Founding Director of the National Human Genome Center at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

Professor Katherine Hayhoe


Professor Andrew Briggs

Professor Andrew Briggs is the inaugural holder of the Chair in Nanomaterials at the University of Oxford. His research interests focus on nanomaterials for quantum technologies and their incorporation into practical devices.

Professor Jennifer Wiseman






Computer Science


Environmental Sciences


Materials & Molecular Sciences

Historical Studies of Science

Philosophical and Theological Studies of Science

Biomedical and Health Sciences



Space Exploration


Hosting These Types of Conversations

Why Science and Faith Need Each Other

by Prof. Elaine Howard Ecklund

Prof. Sir Colin Humphreys

Professor Georgia Dunston

Register for COFAS 2021


General Audience

Registration for members of the public who wish to participate in COFAS 2021. Access to livestream and online discussion.


Student, Faculty & Clergy

Registration for college students, faculty, clergy and campus ministers who wish to participate in the virtual conference.

COFAS 2022 Sponsors

COFAS 2022 is made possible through the support of a grant from the John Templeton Foundation to the Arizona Center for Christian Studies.

Additional support is provided by Christian student and faculty organizations at Arizona State University and by Grand Canyon University, as well as by the American Scientific Affiliation, Canadian Scientific and Christian Affiliation; Consortium of Christian Study Centers; Faraday Institute for Science and Religion; Science for the Church, Veritas Forum, and other sponsors. The opinions expressed are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views of the John Templeton Foundation, the Arizona Center for Christian Studies, or other sponsors.

Sponsoring organizations at Arizona State University include:

Give to COFAS

To provide this type of world-class programming we rely on grants and support from individuals in the community. Consider supporting COFAS to allow us to continue bringing conversations on faith on science to Arizona State University and the world.

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