Science Communication and Engagement with Religious Publics
Tuesday, February 9, 2021, 2:00 – 2:45pm ET
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).
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