Members of the Canadian Scientific and Christian Affiliation receive the following benefits:
- Membership in the American Scientific Affiliation (ASA, our American counterpart; every CSCA member is automatically an ASA member.)
- Access to the quarterly peer-reviewed journal, Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith
- Newsletters & Updates
- Possible access to grants and notice about calls for abstracts.
- Fellowship with Christians passionate about the sciences – particularly through the yearly conference, but also via Facebook and other social media groups and local chapters.
- Access to discipline-related working groups.
- Discounted rates on workshops, CSCA / ASA conferences, and other paid events. (Event frequency varies by local chapter.)
- Invitations to private, invite-only events and meals with speakers on science & faith–sometimes the food is covered as well. (Event frequency varies by local chapter.)
- Opportunity to engage with your local chapter leadership and help with events, choosing speakers, etc.
- For students (free membership), eligibility for CSCA scholarships (when applicable).
The CSCA shares resources with the American Scientific Affiliation. As a member, you will receive the quarterly journal of the ASA/CSCA, Perspectives on Science & Christian Faith, and a quarterly Newsletter. The journal has become an outstanding forum for discussion of key issues at the interface of science and Christian thought, and includes reviews of the newest books and trends in science and religion. The Newsletter brings you news on the work of ASA and CSCA members, reports of activities, and other items of current interest. It also carries notices of ASA/CSCA members seeking employment and of positions open to Christians trained in science.
The spiritual and intellectual stimulation of joint ASA/CSCA meetings is a distinctive feature of the CSCA membership, and highly valued by those who participate. Members keep in contact with each other through various means, from Facebook and the Newsletter to annual meetings. CSCA members provide meaningful support to one another as they seek to tackle the pressing questions facing them at church, in their workplaces, and in the academy today.
Membership with the CSCA also provides networks globally, with affiliated organisations such as Christians in Science (CiS) in the UK.
Over the years ASA/CSCA has administered on behalf of foundations a number of grants for speakers, course development, and other purposes related to shared mission.
Our sister organisation, the American Scientific Affiliation, has working groups in the fields of biology, engineering, and geology. Our members are invited to participate in these as well.
Local Sections of the ASA and CSCA are organised to hold meetings and to provide an interchange of ideas at the regional level.