The BioLogos Foundation

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The BioLogos Foundation
Biologos foundation logo with dove.jpg
Formation2007
Legal statusNon-profit
HeadquartersGrand Rapids, MI, United States
President
Deborah Haarsma
Websitewww.biologos.org

The BioLogos Foundation is a Christian advocacy group that supports the view that God created the world using evolution.[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, but Collins also sought to engage with skeptics and seekers invested in science.

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

Presidents[edit]

Founder Francis Collins, former leader of the Human Genome Project and current director of the National Institutes of Health

The foundation has been led by the following presidents:

During the COVID-19 pandemic, BioLogos provided Christians with reliable scientific information. They sponsored livestream events featuring the NIH director and BioLogos founder Francis Collins.[4]

Responses[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Of faith and reason". Nature Immunology. 11 (5): 357–357. May 2010. doi:10.1038/ni0510-357. ISSN 1529-2916.
  2. ^ https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2009/aprilweb-only/117-43.0.html
  3. ^ "About BioLogos". BioLogos. 18 February 2019. Retrieved 28 April 2019.
  4. ^ Randall, Rebecca. "To Debunk Viral Conspiracies, First Build Trust". ChristianityToday.com. 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.

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