Christian Union

Christian Union

Utrecht, The Netherlands

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About Christian Union Utrecht

Welcome to Christian Union Utrecht! Fantastic that you have discovered us! We are a group of internationals and Dutch people (mostly students) in Utrecht who love God and love to make him known in the city. Every week (on Thursdays) we have events: Bible study & discussion, and also game nights, movie nights, sport nights, you name it! If you are looking for a new group of friends to hang out with, drop us a message and we'll get you stuck in! Everyone is welcome, whatever your beliefs! See you at CU!

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November 19, 2019, 8:00PM-9:30PM @ Wittevrouwensingel 28, Utrecht
Singel Lecture: "The more science, the less religion?", with Dr. Cors Visser (flyer)

Recent research shows that people with higher IQ are less religious than other. Also what is often heard, is that with the progress of science, religion will diminish. The more we know, the less we need a god. Are all these statements true and what are their implications? In this lecture we are looking for the relation between science and religion. What does scientific insights say about religion. But also: are there limits for both science and religion? Also some models about the science-religion relation will be presented and discussed. Dr. Cors Visser is sociologist of religion and director of a center on faith, science and society.

December 3, 2019, 8:00-9:30 PM @ Wittevrouwensingel 31, Utrecht
Singel Lecture: "Basic life questions: an introduction in Christianity", with pastor Mark Bergsma (flyer)

As long as people think about their own existence they ask questions. Where do we come from? What is the purpose of my life? What about good and evil? Is this all there is? Where are we heading for? Christianity is the story about the God that made all there is, the God that asks his own questions to us, the God who revealed his answer in the person of Jesus Christ. Want to know more.... this lecture is an introduction to getting to know what Christianity says about the world, your life and God. Rev. Mark Bergsma is the pastor of Singelkerk Utrecht and also the pastor in the Rooted project for international students.

December 10, 2019, 2019, 8:00-9:30 PM @ Wittevrouwensingel 31, Utrecht
Singel Lecture: "Understanding Dutch culture: the Judeo-Christian heritage", with James Kennedy

Although many Dutch consider themselves very liberal and non-religious, the Dutch culture is heavily influenced by Christian values. An interesting question is what is there still to see from this influence in the rather secular society of the Netherlands. Is it not more close to reality to speak about a humanistic heritage? And even paradoxically: is this secular-liberal society not also a product of Christianity? In this lecture, we will delve into the foundations of Dutch culture in relation to religion. This exercise will also give you some better grip on understanding those strange Dutchies.

Do you have any questions? Please contact our student worker Marieke at marieke@ifes.nl

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