God(s) & Aliens: A Conversation on Faith, Science, and E.T.

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When and Where:
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
at Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation

Chapel, 6501 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46260

Special Venue Instructions: Free parking available.
Gods & Aliens
Dr. Gabriel Filippelli, Rabbi Scott Fox, Dr. Phil Goff, Jill Sheridan , Rev. Anastassia Zinke


Event Description:

Join Dr. Gabriel Filippelli (IUPUI Earth Sciences), Dr. Philip Goff (Center for the Study of Religion & American Culture), Rabbi Scott Fox (Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation), and Reverend Anastassia Zinke (All Souls Unitarian Church) in a conversation moderated by Jill Sheridan (WFYI) as they explore matters of science, faith, and the history of American thought. Facilitated small group conversations will give attendees the chance to deeply explore what it means when fact and faith collide.

The community is invited to share in a conversation about how advances in science have shaped, altered, and sometimes been ignored, by religion. How has scientific thought challenged and influenced religious teachings and practice? From the ways in which heliocentrism shook the Catholic Church to the continued polarization caused by Darwin’s theory of evolution, science and faith collide in profound ways. As science marches on – what if we discovery sentient life beyond Earth? – how will the worlds’ religions react and be affected?

Free parking available in the IHC lot.

RSVPs encouraged by Nov. 5. Seating is limited to 100 guests.  

Presented by IUPUI Department of Earth Sciences, IUPUI Center for the Study of Religion & American Culture, IUPUI Senior Academy, Earth Charter Indiana, Hoosier Environmental Council, Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation, All Souls Unitarian Church, and Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library.