Watch: ‘Reconcilable Differences: A Conversation About Religion and Science’

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

Join Alyssa Hasty, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics and associate dean for faculty in the School of Medicine Basic Sciences, for the next Lab-to-Table Conversation. The panel will discuss Christian, Islamic and Jewish perspectives about the dialogue between religion and science, how religion and science can impact each other positively, and how to stem implicit biases on both sides of the dialogue, among other topics.

The virtual event will take place on Thursday, June 30, noon–1 p.m. CT. It will feature:

  • Ossama Bahloul, imam and resident scholar at the Islamic Center of Nashville,
  • Maureen Gannon, professor of medicine and associate dean for faculty development at Vanderbilt School of Medicine,
  • Paul Lim, associate professor of the history of Christianity at Vanderbilt Divinity School, and
  • Shana Goldstein Mackler, rabbi at The Temple–Congregation Ohabai Sholom in Nashville.

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