Building on AAAS's long-standing commitment to relate scientific knowledge and technological development to the purposes and concerns of society at large, the Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion (DoSER) facilitates communication between scientific and religious communities. 




Current Projects


The discussion of science, ethics, and religion may date back to ancient Greece, but the specific topics on which the conversation dwells change with time and scientific advancements. Similarly, DoSER's projects respond to the rising themes and trends in the scientific and religious communities. Learn more about our current projects below.

Science for Seminaries

Many people seek guidance on scientific subjects from their religious leaders, so it is important that quality science resources are made available to those leaders. DoSER is supporting seminaries int their efforts to incorporate forefront science into their core curricula and prepare future clergy to address questions of science, ethics and religion with their congregations.

The Perceptions Project

The Evangelical Christian community comprises a significant portion of the U.S. population, so it is important that this community maintain a healthy dialogue and understanding with the scientific community. DoSER is working to improve understanding between the scientific and Evangelical Christian communities by hosting public engagement events and workshops that bring these communities together.

Supporting Scientists

Regardless of whether they spend their days in the classroom or at the lab bench, scientists interact with the public in some capacity. DoSER is developing resources to help scientists address the religious and ethical questions related to their work as these questions arise.