Science, like the church, faces a reckoning as it comes to grips with past and present scientific racism.
Now, a two-part virtual seminar about “Race, Science and the Church” is being offered to explore how science can help lessen bigotry and reduce structural racism.
The program is being presented by Science for the Church via Zoom from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 16 and February 23, 2022.
Click here to register for the program. All costs are being covered by the Synod of the Covenant.
Click here to learn more about the program, which will include conversation about:
- How race is a social construct, not a biological category of Homo sapiens.
- How the social construct of races impacts both our biology (mind and body) and behavior.
- The impact of racism on health, particularly for persons of color.
- The past and present troubled history of science around race (e.g., eugenics).
The presenters will include at least one scientist actively researching each of these topics.
Science for the Church is a ministry which engages Christians with the hard sciences in order to build faith and strengthen churches, and will use this program to explore how the human sciences of biology and psychology shed light on what race is and how it impacts our body and mind.
As a Matthew 25 mid council, the Synod of the Covenant strives to condemn racism at every turn, and to discover and confess its shadow over our lives and congregations. A specific 2022 ministry goal of the Synod is “to eradicate structural racism and to model inclusion.”