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.

Every Wednesday from June 1 through Aug. 3, those interested in a wide range of faith and science topics will gather again in-person over a light supper at 6 p.m. at Hill Episcopal Church in Los Alamos, New Mexico for the Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum.

The Forum dives into dialogue on human origins and evolution; the expanding boundaries of faith and embedded truth and the exploration of the nature of God’s interaction with humankind, according to organizers.

What’s new this year is that while a featured presentation at 6:30 p.m. local time will take place, the presentations and discussions will also be available on Zoom. Attendance both in-person and online is free and open to the public.

On June 1, the series kicks off with Martinez Hewlett, professor emeritus of cellular biology from the University of Arizona, who will review and compare models for human evolution.

Later talks this summer on evolution consider experiments on the origin of life by Patrick Berg, MD and the importance of bacteria and viruses in the evolutionary process by Glenn Magelssen, PhD. In addition, we expand the boundaries of faith with presentations related to religion and science to include two talks related to Eastern Orthodox Christianity by Dr. Victoria Erhart (University of New Mexico – Los Alamos) and Father Jesse Robinson (Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, Santa Fe). There also will be a talk on the science of Buddhism by John Ambrosiano, PhD, and a discussion on the image of God by Eric Ferm, PhD. The deep issues of truth in faith and God’s role in the discovery process will be addressed in talks by Gary Stradling, PhD., Nelson Hoffman, PhD and Chick Keller, PhD. 

A full schedule and registration can be found at the group’s website.

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