Spirituality & Faith

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Bethany Theological Seminary
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New Frontiers in Spirituality

Michael Birkel

This course explores the expanding frontiers of contemporary spirituality beyond conventional religious boundaries, including the phenomenon of spiritual independence or…
How AI Influences Our Understanding of Human Intelligence (and Vice Versa)
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How AI Influences Our Understanding of Human Intelligence (and Vice Versa)

Dr. Kunda discusses her recent work designing and building AI systems that use visual imagery to perform difficult reasoning tasks.
Human Genetics and Engagement with Religious Publics
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Human Genetics and Engagement with Religious Publics

Dr. Ting Wu discusses strategies for engaging with the general public on genetics and other science topics. At the 2018…
Forensic Science, Death, and the Public: Towards Effective and Compassionate Communication
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Forensic Science, Death, and the Public: Towards Effective and Compassionate Communication

Elizabeth DiGangi discusses engagement with the families of the Northern Arapaho tribe who were buried at the Carlisle Indian Industrial…
Acknowledging Worldviews: A Proactive Strategy for Engagement with Science
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Acknowledging Worldviews: A Proactive Strategy for Engagement with Science

Constance Bertka discusses a Cultural and Religious Sensitivity teaching resource for AP biology that acknowledges potential controversies, encourages respect, and…
Situating Anthropological Genetics within Local Beliefs in Pastoral Kenya
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Situating Anthropological Genetics within Local Beliefs in Pastoral Kenya

Carla Handley discusses a study measuring genetic variation among the Turkana, Borana, Rendille, and Samburu pastoral ethnic groups of northern…
The Impact of Changing Religious Practices on Orangutan Fieldwork & Conservation in West Kalimantan, Indonesia
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The Impact of Changing Religious Practices on Orangutan Fieldwork & Conservation in West Kalimantan, Indonesia

Cheryl Knott demonstrates how the local staff at Gunung Palung National Park, Indonesia integrates orangutan conservation with religious practices. At…
Astronomy Engagement with Diverse Publics 1
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Astronomy Engagement with Diverse Publics

Salman Hameed discusses considering faith and worldview when doing public engagement with astronomy.
Of Minds and Machines: What Artificial Intelligence Tells Us About Ourselves 2
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Of Minds and Machines: What Artificial Intelligence Tells Us About Ourselves

Maithilee Kunda and Paul Scherz discuss the forefront of AI research and its societal implications at the 2017 DoSER Holiday…
The Paris Agreement & Leveraging Religious Support for Climate Policy
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The Paris Agreement & Leveraging Religious Support for Climate Policy

Garnering support for climate action is most effective when it takes into account personal values and religious convictions, speakers said…