Founded by a professor at Butler University, Evolution Sunday reconciles faith and science in churches in Indiana and across the country
More than 530 congregations across the country, as well as 16 in Indiana, will observe Evolution Sunday this week.
Founded by Michael Zimmerman, a professor of biology and dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Butler University, Evolution Sunday is intended to show that faith and evolutionary science are compatible.
Zimmerman, 53, has no religious affiliation but finds himself leading the effort. His involvement began in 2004 when, as a teacher in Wisconsin, he rallied clergy in the state to sign a letter opposing a local school board's effort to pass anti-evolution policies.
His cause went national in 2005, and more than 10,000 clergy members have signed a letter stating evolution is a "foundational scientific truth."...