Palmer to Host Science and Religion Symposium: September 30

RaffetyThe Palmer Seminary Science and Religion Symposium is an annual event, exploring the relationship between science and religion and the many ways that they impact our lives. This year's event will be held on our St. Davids Campus in the McInnis Auditorium between 9am and 1pm on September 30th, 2023.

The symposium will feature a diverse panel of experts, theologians, and AI specialists who will dissect both the potential positive and negative impacts of AI on our spiritual and ministerial experiences. We will also hear a keynote address from the Rev. Dr. Erin Raffety, research fellow in machine intelligence and pastoral care at the Center of Theological Inquiry in Princeton, New Jersey and former research fellow (2020-2022) at CTI. 

The symposium comes as part of Palmer’s selection to participate in the Science for Seminaries project. The project is made possible by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) through their Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion (DoSER) program, in partnership with the Association of Theological Schools (ATS).