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ITEST Conference: Houston, 2018
Human Genetic Editing - CRISPR

 

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Creation Lens: Exploring the World, Discovering God

    Currently there are 397 faith-science lessons available online for free download. Since January 2009 there have been close to 1/2 million downloads.

    Let us know how you used the downloaded lessons by clicking on the “Recommend” button on the site above. We need input from teachers who are using these supplementary lessons/modules in the classroom and in home school venues.

    We invite you again to visit this site  www.creationlens.org and we welcome your comments. This site will open in a new window.

 


ITEST 2017 Conference Archive - click to open

An Evening with The Shroud of Turin

Join us on Thursday, October 26, 2017, from 5:00 9:00pm at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary to view a replica of the Shroud of Turin, housed permanently at the Seminary and to hear from experts on the topic.

Is there anything new to say about the Shroud? Was the Carbon 14 Dating of 1988 Valid or Not? We will probe these and other questions revolving around the Shroud with keynote speakers, Father John Nickolai, Associate Pastor at St. Joseph Parish in Imperial Missouri and Mark Antonacci, lawyer and author of Test the Shroud,* 2015. Serving on the panel will be scientists Arthur C. Lind and Robert A. Rucker.

*This book will be available for purchase at the conference.

 

 

ITEST 2016 Conference Archive - click to open

The Changing Role of Technology
in End of Life Issues
Saturday, October 22, 2016

Join us at the Allied Health Professional Building on the South Campus of St. Louis University on October 22 for our conference on The Role of Changing Technology in End of Life Issues.

A recommended reading as preparation for our “End of Life Issues” conference is “Catholic Health Care Ministry and Contemporary Culture: The Growing Divide” an article, written in 2009 by Dr. Ed Pellegrino and still very timely in 2016.

To download a pdf of Dr. Ed Pellegrino’s essay “Catholic Health Care Ministry and Contemporary Culture: The Growing Divide” click here

The conference brochure and registration form is also available by download. click here


ITEST 2015 Fall Conference Archive - click to open

ITEST Conference on
Economic Justice in the 21st Century
Myth or Reality

    Join us on October 23, 24, Friday evening through Saturday afternoon for this traditional ITEST meeting at the Cardinal Rigali Center in St Louis, MO. Speakers include:  Dr. Edward J. O’Boyle, economist and senior research associate at the Mayo Research Institute, West Monroe, Louisiana; Dr. Hermann Frieboes, theologian and adjunct professor at Holy Apostles College & Seminary, Cromwell, Connecticut and University of Louisville, Kentucky and Dr. Martin Rafanan, Community Organizer, Fast Food Worker Movement and Co-Chair of the Workers Rights Board of Missouri Jobs with Justice.

    Fees Include: Conference Materials, Saturday Lunch, and Break Refreshments.

    For information on registration costs and nearby hotel recommendations contact Sister Marianne Postiglione, RSM  at  314-792-7221 or at  mariannepost@archstl.org

    Conference fees for ITEST Members
    Before October 1st: $45.00. After October 1st: $50.00

    Conference fees for non-ITEST Members
    Before October 1st: $75.00. After October 1st:  $85.00.
    Fees Include membership in ITEST for one year.

    Student Fees: $30.
    A few scholarships are available to students who qualify because of financial need.

    Priests,Women, and Men Religious
    Before October 1st: $40.00. After October 1st: $50.00.

    Teaching Science and Faith - Conflict or Confluence?
    For High School Science and Religion Teachers

    Webcasts for the first two webinars are available FREE of charge at the
    Magis Center website. If you are a member you just need to login
    to view the Webinars.

    If you are not a member you will need to register before you can view
    the FREE Webinars. Registration is free.

    The third Webinar will be broadcast live on March 11, 2015.
    This broadcast will be available FREE of charge on the Magis website that day
    and will also be made availalble for viewing after the live date.

    Click here to go to the Magis Center

 

ITEST 2014 Fall Workshop Archive - click to open

Save the Date
ITEST Members and Friends

ITEST Seminar on
Economic Justice in the 21st Century
Myth or Reality

Join us on October 23, 24, Friday evening through Saturday afternoon for this traditional ITEST meeting at the Cardinal Rigali Center in St Louis, MO. Speakers include:  Dr. Edward J. O’Boyle, economist and senior research associate at the Mayo Research Institute, West Monroe, Louisiana; Dr. Hermann Frieboes, theologian and adjunct professor at Holy Apostles College & Seminary, Cromwell, Connecticut and University of Louisville, Kentucky and Dr. Martin Rafanan, Community Organizer, Fast Food Worker Movement and Co-Chair of the Workers Rights Board of Missouri Jobs with Justice.

For information on registration costs and nearby hotel recommendations contact Sister Marianne Postiglione, RSM  at  314-792-7221 or at  mariannepost@archstl.org 

Seminar fees to ITEST Members before October 1st::  $100.  Include Seminar materials, Saturday lunch and  break refreshments.  Registration after October 1 -- $125. To Members

Seminar fees to Non-ITEST Members before October 1st:  $125. Include Seminar materials, Saturday lunch and break refreshments. Registration after October 1st. - $150. Non members

Student Fees:  $75.00 – Scholarships available to students who qualify because of financial need.

Teachers may earn professional development hours/credits for attending the seminar.

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Can Science Tell Us Anything About God?

    ITEST is sponsoring a lecture by Father Robert Spitzer, SJ on Friday, May 2 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Cardinal Rigali Center. The lecture is open to the public. All are welcome!

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    Creation Lens: Exploring the World, Discovering God
    New Marketing Strategies: Visits to Catholic Elementary Schools

    Above left: Cyndi Hasten, Principal of Assumption Parish School and Sr. Marianne.
    Above right: Cheryl Harness and Gregg Sturgill, Principal of St. Francis of Assisi School

    Even in the “Digital Age” where Twitter, Facebook and texting seem to have the upper hand in spreading the message, we still hear that personal contact often trumps electronic or print media. Many times that is true. We decided to test this out with one of the marketing strategies we devised for Exploring the World, Discovering God (EWDG), our faith/science lessons,(Pre-K-Grade 8), concentrating on grades 5-8.

    Starting on the local level aided by a grant from the Our Sunday Visitor Institute, grantor of the entire project, Cheryl Harness, ITEST’s executive assistant and editor of EWDG Grades 5-8 lessons, and Sister Marianne, RSM, Associate Director hit the road! Armed with delicious pastry rings for each school from a local bakery, colorful bookmarks, brochures, a sample lesson from the program and a lot of enthusiasm, they “cold called” four to five selected Catholic Elementary schools one morning each week. After identifying ourselves we presented the pastry gift first and then asked to see the principal to briefly describe our faith/science lessons.

    Since late January we have visited over 30 schools and have been received graciously by principals and staff. Even though we have blanketed the schools with information about the project through e-mail and hard copy correspondence, nothing seems to have “awakened” interest in the program more than this particular strategy. Or, maybe it was the pastry rings!! In a short 10-15 minute period we were able to describe the program and how it could benefit the students and teachers in that elementary school.

    At the same time we offered to do a 45 minute presentation/workshop for the teachers and staff on the program itself, showing how it could be used most effectively in their school.

 

 

ITEST 2012 Fall Workshop Archive - click to open

 

ITEST 2012 Fall Conference

“An Open Forum on Early Human Life Issues: A Constructive Dialog

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Here is what the St. Louis Review wrote about our recent conference:
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ITEST 2011 Fall Workshop Archive - click to open

 

ITEST 2011 Fall Workshop Archive

 

Cyberspace Safety for Teens in an Age of Facebook, Twitter and Texting

Below are the presenters from the Fall 2011 Workshop. They have been converted into Acrobat PDF files. You may download any individual presentation or a zip file (20.5mb) containing all the presentations

 The Presenters and Topics:

Digitally Enhanced & Socially Detached:
The Power and Influence of the Internet
click to download - 232kb
Travis Smith, PhD, LPC, Program Director, LifeStar of Eastern Missouri

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