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Attend ‘Reconcilable Differences: Conversation About Religion and Science’ on June 30

It is often assumed that religious leaders and scientists have opposing worldviews, but what do the two groups really think about the dialogue between them? Do we have to choose between religion and science, or can there be common ground?

Rejoin Alyssa Hasty, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics and Associate Dean of the School of Basic Science Medicine, for the next lab-to-table conversation. The panel will discuss Christian, Islamic and Jewish perspectives on the dialogue between religion and science, how religion and science can positively impact each other, and how to stem the biases implicit on both sides of the dialogue, among other topics.

The virtual event will take place on Thursday, June 30, from noon to 1 p.m. CT. It will include:

  • Osama Bahloul, imam and resident scholar at the Islamic Center of Nashville,
  • Maureen Gannon, professor of medicine and associate dean for faculty development at the Vanderbilt School of Medicine,
  • Paul Li, associate professor of Christian history at Vanderbilt Divinity School, and
  • Shana Goldstein Macklerrabbi of Temple-Congregation Ohabai Sholom in Nashville.

The event is free, virtual and open to the public. Registration is mandatory.

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