Science and Spirituality: A New Monthly Lecture Series

Select Wednesday Evenings, 7:00-8:30PM, Stampfer Chapel

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Is there a conflict between scientific understanding and spiritual belief? This new series asks what the fields of medicine, genetics, physics, aeronautics, and brain science can and do offer to the fields of religious ideology, practice, and spiritual care—and vice versa. Monthly guest speakers will help us probe the deepest questions that help us understand what it means to be human. No RSVP necessary. For more information, please contact:

Wednesday, January 9, 7:00pm
Understanding Sustainability
Sustainability—local, practical, inspiring examples of how we can help the environment at home and work. Guest speakers from Portland State University School of Business, New Seasons Market, and Brightworks will discuss how their work addresses climate degradation and what they have learned about the best methods for individuals to minimize environmental harm.

Wednesday, February 27 (New Date), 7:00pm
Female? Male? Neither? Both? The Science of Gender
Guest speaker Helen Turner of Doernbecher Children’s Hospital/OHSU

Wednesday, March 6, 7:00pm
Organ Donation and Transplants: Ethics and Demographics
Guest speakers Ingrid Siegman, Transplant Clinical Nurse Specialist at Portland VA, and Jennifer Antick, Health Psychology professor at Pacific University

Wednesday, April 3, 7:00pm
Ancestral Ghosts in Your Genome: Can Trauma be Passed Down From One Generation to the Next?
Guest speaker Michael Skinner, Founding Director, Center for Reproductive Biology Washington State University