Science Communication and Engagement with Religious Publics

Discuss challenges, opportunities, and best practices for science engagement with and within faith communities.
  • Speakers:

    Emily Cloyd, Robert O'Malley, Rachel Kline

  • Date(s):

    February 9, 2021

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2021 AAAS Annual Meeting Symposium: Indigenous Knowledge

Science Communication and Engagement with Religious Publics

Tuesday, February 9, 2021, 2:00 – 2:45pm ET

Synopsis

Though more than 70% of US adults claim a religious affiliation (Pew 2018), faith is often perceived as a source of tension in STEM. This workshop is intended for attendees concerned about religious inclusion in science spaces, including classrooms, labs, on social media, in policy discussions, or in public settings. Participants will review and discuss why culture, worldview & identity (including faith) are important in science communication & engagement, consider examples and best practices, and participate in a small-group exercise on a challenging question. This workshop was co-developed by the AAAS Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion (DoSER) and the Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology (PES).

Presenters

Rob O’Malley, AAAS Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion Program

Emily Cloyd, AAAS Center for Public Engagement with Science and Technology

Rachel Kline, AAAS Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion Program

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