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Science and Religion Conference - Elaine Howard Ecklund

What Scientists and Religious People Think About Each Other

Elaine Howard Ecklund, PhD
Professor of Sociology at Rice University
Director, Religion and Public Life
Herbert S. Autrey Chair in Social Sciences

Dr. Elaine Howard Ecklund’s presentation encapsulates how her extensive knowledge of social sciences and personal experiences with religious people prompted her to begin a new study. Her findings refute the major stereotypes categorizing Scientists and Religious people against one another. In contrast to her What Religious People Think About Scientists presentation, Dr. Ecklund highlights how religion should not hurt a Scientist’s credibility in academia. She also explains how there are all different kinds of religious scientists or spiritual atheists. Join Dr. Ecklund in the conversion of how theology and science can be interwoven.

Watch "What Scientists think about Religious People"

Watch "What Religious People think about Scientists"

Vanished: A Chronicle of Loss and Discovery | University Art Gallery

Join the Humanities professors discuss icons of Northern California region that have been forgotten and rediscover what they mean to Northern California today.


A New Framework for Teaching Religion in the Classroom

Increased teacher education and knowledge is critical for improving the understanding and treatment of religion in U.S. public schools and public life. Dr. Soules will discuss a five-part framework that will help teachers to respond confidently to religion in the curriculum and religious diversity in the classroom. These five domains are: (1) legal and civic literacy; (2) religious studies knowledge; (3) instructional strategies; (4) cultural competency and responsiveness; and (5) self-reflection. As the field of religion and education expands, this framework can guide the development and evaluation of professional learning about religion and help improve the classroom and student experience.

Kate Soules, PhD
Director, Religion & Education Collaborative
Religious Literacy Educator, Researcher, and Curriculum Designer 

A New Framework for Teaching Religion 10-13-2021 Presentation

A New Framework for Teaching Religion continued PowerPoint

Podcast: CORH Values

CORH Values - Religion and Humanities

CORH Values on Spotify
Explorations in Religion and the Humanities. Produced by the Department of Comparative Religion and Humanities at California State University, Chico. We will be discussing topical issues with faculty in our program and beyond.

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