This summer the Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum returns for a series of talks by local speakers. The theme is “Hope: Science, Religion and the Future.”

The Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum is a nonprofit organization with a mission to “invite people to join in exploring together with the mysteries of faith and science by looking deeply into both.” Some members are scientists, while others are clergy. This year’s talks are being held at the Unitarian Church in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Local speakers include Bob Reinovsky, program manager at Los Alamos National Laboratory; Dan Winske of Los Alamos National Laboratory; and Chick Keller, director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Institute for Geophysics and Planetary Physics from 1980 to 1990.

These Wednesday evening meetings will be on June 14 and 28 as well as July 12, 19, and 26. The format is a light supper at 6pm and a talk at 6:30pm, followed by questions for the speaker and then table discussions. As part of the summer program the group has also invited theologian John Haught of Georgetown University to give two talks on June 22 and June 23. His lecture titles are “Science, Religion and Cosmic Purpose” and “Evolution and Faith: What is at Stake.”

More information can be found on the group’s website.

This is the fourth year for the series. In 2015, the Forum series used the book Origins by physics professors Loren and Deborah Haarsma. Then in the winter of that year, the group hosted a monthly video lecture series on the topic “What Makes Us Human?”

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