What Religious Leaders Should Know about Science:

New Strategies from Sweden, England, and the U.S.

Monday - 10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Grand Hyatt-Bowie B (2nd Level)
AAR Program Book M21-101
Panel Participants:  David Wilkinson (Durham University), Mikael Stenmark and Carl-Reinhold Brakenhielm (Uppsala University), and Ron Cole-Turner (Pittsburgh Theological Seminary)
New efforts are underway in three nations to try to increase a positive awareness of science on the part of clergy and other religious leaders. In Sweden, the program at Uppsala University is open to Islamic as well as Christian leaders. The program in England, based in the divinity faculty at the University of Durham, is integrated into a wider program of science and religion that addresses foundational as well as media-related questions. In the US, the American Association for the Advancement of Science has cooperated with the Association of Theological Schools in a series of grants and workshops to seminary faculty. In each case, these programs are part of the global outreach of the John Templeton Foundation. The panelists will review main accomplishments, insights gained, and future strategies.
—Free and Open to the Public—


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