Are you interested in promoting dialogue about science with a broader spectrum of individuals and communities? A 2019 Pew survey indicates that 72% of Americans identify with a religion. In our “Engaging People of Faith” workshop, AAAS facilitators lead participants through an overview of why culture and worldview, which include spirituality and faith, are important considerations for science engagement. We present strategies and best practices for effective and inclusive dialogue about science topics. The workshop includes moderated discussions and a small-group exercise responding to a challenging scenario. Though the focus is on dialogue with people and communities of faith, the workshop content highlights important principles for effective science education and engagement more broadly.
You can request to host the workshop for your organization or institution, or attend a workshop at a scientific society meeting if you are a registered attendee. Click the following links for more information: