According to recent polls, most Americans are supportive of science and also identify as religious or spiritual. However, some scientists are uncertain about how to foster dialogue about science or their specific research interests with individuals who hold religious perspectives and faith-informed worldviews.
This workshop, presented by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), is intended for scientists seeking to expand or improve their science engagement with diverse (and particularly with religious) publics. Representatives from the AAAS Center for Public Engagement with Science and Technology and the AAAS Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion (DOSER) program will guide discussion and offer toolkits and strategies for constructive and inclusive science dialogue, particularly on topics that may intersect with culture, faith and worldview.
This course is aimed at Stanford graduate students, postdocs, and other early career researchers, yet Stanford scientists of all career levels are welcome. While this workshop will focus on engagement with religious publics, it will be useful for public science engagement in general. No previous science communication experience is required to participate.
This workshop is part of a day of science and religion conversations. An afternoon panel on Science and Spirituality in Conversation.
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