Science and technology affect nearly every aspect of our modern lives. A significant portion of citizens seek guidance on such issues from a trusted religious leader. However, many pastors and religious leaders feel unprepared to discuss science because, in many cases, their own experience with science has been limited. They may not have encountered science in their theological education, nor do they have reliable sources for current scientific information scoped for their needs.
DoSER is working with partner seminaries to provide support and resources to seminary professors to encourage informed dialogue and a positive understanding of science among future religious leaders. Integrating science into seminary education will not only benefit professors and students, but ultimately those in the pews who are interested in the discoveries and implications of science.
Background on Seminaries in Science program from AAR/SBL Annual Meeting
Scientific Horizons and Seminary Education Workshop
"Equipping Clergy to Engage with Science" by DoSER Director Dr. Jennifer Wiseman
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