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More information on the following is coming soon. For now, save the date(s):
ASA Regional Day Conference:
- Sat, Jan 30
- Stay tuned for an exciting speaker announcement!
Join us for one hour over your “lunch break” for a video presentation and live Q&A with Frank Robinson: "Asymptomatic Racism: The Silent Contagion of Hatred in Us All." Starting from the biblical motif of sin as sickness, Frank will discuss racism as a public health issue in terms of virology and epidemiology.
This issue includes:
- "Raising Food for Thought"
by Steven G. Hall
- "Nutrition in Science and Scripture"
by Jay Hollman
- "Naming as a Form of Stewardship: A Case Study on Fraudulent Fishes Sold in Calgary, Alberta, Canada"
by Matthew Morris
Read these and more here.
Pandemics are part of human life. We live and die through the Spanish
Flu, Ebola, and SARS, only to face Covid-19. What have we learned, and
what do we need yet to figure out? What insights might Christian
perspectives bring to the table? Read the invitational essay
by Dr. Luke Janssen:
"Pandemic: From Christian Perspectives"
Read the ASA response to COVID-19. The ASA leadership has been actively monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak. In this dynamic and challenging time, we want to be clear on the steps the ASA is taking to reduce the impact on individuals and our programing. See our response page for more information.
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We in the American Scientific Affiliation believe that God is both the creator of our vast universe and is the source of our ability to pursue knowledge — also, that honest and open studies of both scripture and nature are mutually beneficial in developing a full understanding of human identity and our environment. Two things unite the members of the ASA: 1) belief in orthodox Christianity and 2) a commitment to mainstream science. ASA members are dedicated to promoting ethically and methodologically sound research and dialogue. The ASA is not an advocacy organization. Where there is honest disagreement on an aspect of science, Christian faith, or the relationship between the two, the ASA strives to create a safe environment in which dialogue can flourish and diverse, even contrasting, ideas can be discussed with courtesy and respect.
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