Susan is an author with a long-time interest in religion and science. She currently edits Covalence, the Lutheran Alliance for Faith, Science and Technology’s online magazine. She has written articles in The Lutheran and the Zygon Center for Religion and Science newsletter. Susan is a board member for the Center for Advanced Study of Religion and Science, the supporting organization for the Zygon Center and the Zygon Journal. She also co-wrote Our Bodies Are Selves with Dr. Philip Hefner and Dr. Ann Pederson.

The Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum is continuing its annual summer program via Zoom.

This free lecture series in its seventh year will be held every Wednesday evening from June 3 through July 15 at 6:30 p.m. Past participants have already been sent registration information, but organizers say you can register via this link.

The theme of the lecture series will the issue of hope in this uncertain age with a discussion in the relation of religion and ecology and return to the age-old questions of original sin and the problem of evil in light of scientific discoveries. The forum will also look at the future of humanity both in the context of bioengineering advances and regarding ethical issues and finally will investigate near-death experiences.

The session calendar is:

June 3

Introductions to Zoom and the summer series, followed by: “Why Have Hope?” – Morrie Pongratz.

June 10

“A Mystery of the Mind: A Concern for the Planet as Part of Faith” – Bob Dryja

June 17

The Problem of Evil” – Chick Keller

June 24

“The Genes of Genesis: Original Sin and Gene-Culture Co-evolution” – Nels Hoffman

July 1

“Transhumanism 1. Bioengineered Superhumans: Technology, Ethics, Religion” – Nels Hoffman

July 8

“Transhumanism 2. Path Forward: Superhighway or Rocky Road?” – Dan Winske and Bob Reinovsky

July 15

“Near Death Experiences” – Glenn Magelssen

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