Published on September 17, 2021 by Sean Flynt
The event is hosted by Samford's Center for Science and Religion
Samford University’s Center for Science and Religion will host a public discussion on the topic of Christianity, education and evolution Sept. 24, 2-4 p.m. in Samford’s Brock Forum, Dwight Beeson Hall.
Panelists will include:
Amanda Glaze-Crampes, Georgia Southern University
Drew Hataway, Samford University
Lee Meadows, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Topics will include teaching evolution in the evangelical South, improving science education, and navigating the intersection of faith, science and culture.
The event is supported by the John Templeton Foundation.
The mission of Samford University's Center for Science and Religion is to promote rational inquiry and to further understanding of key issues at the interface of science and religion through educational and research activities. The center is committed to the ideas that science and religion are not inherently incompatible, and that insight into key science and religion issues has a rich history.
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.