In support of AAAS’ mission to advance science for the benefit of all people, the DoSER program fosters religiously and culturally inclusive engagement about science and technology. This includes collaborative projects with seminaries, synagogues and other religious institutions, with university communities, with scientists and science communicators, with journalists, and diverse communities across the US and beyond.
Critically, as part of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the DoSER program does not take a position on theological questions or interpretations of religious scriptures.
Questions about if and how religious/spiritual beliefs are compatible, complimentary or conflicting with current scientific knowledge or understanding is a question for faith communities and individuals to answer for themselves.
DoSER’s role is one of a facilitator and a convener.
We connect individuals, institutions and communities with each other around topics of mutual interest; provide opportunities for constructive dialogue and mutual learning among scientists, philosophers, ethicists, religious leaders, community representatives, policymakers and others; and ensure that scientific concepts and ideas are presented accurately and appropriately.