Abraham’s Whiteboard: Science and Religion - Evolutionary Psychology

by Tri-Faith Initiative Contact

Tuesday, Oct 6, 2020 6:30pm - 8:00pm


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Registration: https://www.trifaith.org/events/abrahams-whiteboard-science-and-religion-evolutionary-psychology/


How can understanding how early humans thought about religious ideas inform our respective faiths? Is capacity for religious beliefs and behaviors something we can learn about scientifically? What is it about early human psychology that helps us understand religious thinking? Together we will learn about these questions and more!


Abraham’s Whiteboard is a monthly educational class led by Education Director Jeremy Fricke on a wide variety of religious topics, from world religions like Hinduism and Buddhism to special topics like how definitions of religion impact our own religious identities. All Abraham’s Whiteboard sessions are open to all people regardless of background, but will connect the content to Judaism, Christianity, and/or Islam.

About the organization

The Tri-Faith Initiative is a unique and ambitious project in the field of interfaith relations in design, scale, and scope. It brings together into permanent residency a synagogue, church, mosque, and interfaith center on one 38-acre campus in the middle of America’s heartland. By its very model it challenges people of faith and goodwill to be conscious and proactive about the assets of faith in civil life in a religiously pluralistic society. The Tri-Faith Initiative aims to create a more inclusive culture in which religious pluralism is socially normative. The Tri-Faith Initiative is made up of three Abrahamic faith groups who have chosen to be in relationship together as neighbors on one campus, committed to practicing respect, acceptance and trust. Our three members are of the Jewish, Christian, and Islamic faiths: Temple Israel, Countryside Community Church (UCC), and The American Muslim Institute.

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