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Two painted faces face each other, one with a scientific symbol above his head and the other with a halo above his head, text reads A Scientist and a Faith Leader walk into a bar, Building productive conversations about faith and science

The seminar’s main objective is to encourage empathy between scientists and members of faith communities, as empathy is a critical component of collaborative relationships and productive conversations. Seminar activities are designed, in part, using techniques from applied improvisational theater to connect and engage participants. These experiential learning games have been used by the series organizers to build empathy and communicate more effectively across differences in discipline and expertise.

 

 

photo of krista hoffman-longtinKrista Hoffman-Longtin; Communication Studies, Liberal Arts, IUPUIklongtin@iu.edu

 

 

 

photo of jason organJason Organ, School of Science, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, IUPUIjorgan@iupui.edu

 

 

 

Event Schedule:

Let's talk Science and Religion over a coffee or beer!

Free and open to the public. All backgrounds, traditions, and practices welcome.

 

Priming the Pump

 

Monday October 7th 6-8PM

Books & Brews South Indy,

3808 S. Shelby St. Indianapolis, IN 46227

A listening session exploring shared values between scientific and faith communities. 

Optional registration and more info

 


 

Using Improv to Talk about Science and Faith

 

Tuesday November 5th 6-8PM

Books & Brews South Indy,

3808 S. Shelby St. Indianapolis, IN 46227

Using improv theatre techniques, practice empathy-rooted communication strategies. A Spirit & Place Award of Awesomeness finalist!

Optional registration and more info