The BioLogos Foundation

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The BioLogos Foundation
Legal statusNon-profit
HeadquartersGrand Rapids, MI, United States
Deborah Haarsma

The BioLogos Foundation is a Christian advocacy group that supports the view that God created the world using evolution of different species as the mechanism.[1] It was established by Francis Collins in 2007 after receiving letters and emails from people who had read his book, The Language of God.[2] The primary audience was Christians in the beginning, but Collins as well as later leaders of the organization have sought to engage with scientific skeptics as well as general audiences invested in biological science.

BioLogos affirms evolutionary creation as a core commitment.[3]


Founder Francis Collins is known primarily as serving both as former leader of the Human Genome Project and as the current director of the National Institutes of Health.

The foundation has been led by the following presidents:

During the COVID-19 pandemic, BioLogos sponsored livestream events featuring the NIH director and BioLogos founder Francis Collins.[4]


The BioLogos Foundation has drawn criticism from both creationists and antitheists.[citation needed] A Time article about the foundation reported different responses in 2009.[5]

BioLogos has also received praise and positive responses. Supporters of The BioLogos Foundation include Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker, who has argued that the foundation's goal of "helping fundamentalists evolve can only be good for civilization."[6]


  1. ^ "Of faith and reason". Nature Immunology. 11 (5): 357. May 2010. doi:10.1038/ni0510-357. ISSN 1529-2916. PMID 20404844.
  2. ^ "Q & A: Francis Collins".
  3. ^ "About BioLogos". BioLogos. 18 February 2019. Retrieved 28 April 2019.
  4. ^ Randall, Rebecca. "To Debunk Viral Conspiracies, First Build Trust". Retrieved 2020-08-14.
  5. ^ Sullivan, Amy (May 2, 2009). "Helping Christians Reconcile God with Science". Time. Archived from the original on 2009-05-05. Retrieved 2009-05-10.
  6. ^ Parker, Kathleen (May 10, 2009). "An Evolution for Evangelicals". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2009-04-18.