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LSI Forum

USF Forum
for Conversations in Theology & Science

The University of Sioux Falls Forum for Conversations in Theology and Science has been made possible through an initial grant from the Metanexus Institute and the continued generosity of Dr. and Mrs. Bob and Betty Jo Roberts. It is dedicated to furthering conversation on the interchange between theology and science among USF faculty, students and members of neighboring academic, religious and scientific communities.

Presentations and discussions of selected topics are open to the public and meant to foster dialogue and understanding on such matters as consciousness and the soul, non-materialistic approaches to physics and cosmology, evolution and human origins, medicine and healthcare and other issues pertinent to the relationship between theology and the natural sciences.

Previous years have explored the History of the Theology/Science Conversation, Theology and the Physical Sciences, Theology and Evolution, Theology and the Self, and Theology and Neuroscience. The theme for 2012-2013 is Christian Ethics and Environmental Stewardship. Sessions will include forums presented by local faculty, as well as a keynote event featuring Katharine Hayhoe, Director of the Climate Science Center and Associate Professor at Texas Tech University.

Schedule of Events

Christian Ethics and Environmental Stewardship

December 3, 2012—7:30 p.m.
Discussion of Katharine Hayhoe and Andrew Farley's book,
A Climate for Change: global warming facts for faith-based decisions
Facilitated by
Dr. Jason Douma, University of Sioux Falls
Cleveland Center Room 106B

February 11, 2013—7:30 p.m.
Therefore Stay and Love: Reflections on Mission and Place 
By Dr. Greg Dyer, University of Sioux Falls
McDonald Center Conference Room

<<2013 Distinguished Speaker>>
April 8,
2013—7:30 p.m. 
It's Freezing Today: Where's global warming now?
Climate change facts for faith-based decisions
By Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, Texas Tech University
Salsbury Science Center Zbornik Lecture Hall

For more information,
please contact:

Dr. Jason Douma
University of Sioux Falls
1101 W. 22nd St.
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
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