These two videos follow a day in the life of a hypothetical student, Carlton, who encounters misinformation and struggles to reconcile his faith with evolution. It briefly introduces the need for a Reconciliatory approach. The "Instructor" video will help instructors understand where students are being exposed to misconceptions. The "Student" video is designed to help students feel more comfortable with an evolution unit and understand why they might feel some trepidation.
National Organizations Aimed at Bringing Science and Religion into Harmony
Smithsonian's Broader Social Impacts Committee- A committee of individuals from diverse religious affiliations formed to assist in the dialogue surrounding the Smithsonian’s exhibit on human evolution.
- Statements on reconciliation from various religious perspectives
- Videos of thoughts on reconciliation from various religious perspectives
- Public event on the 30-year longitudinal study of BYU students
BioLogos- an organization founded by scientist to help bridge the gap between science and religion; they have articles, profiles, video, and curricula available
American Scientific Affiliation (ASA)- was founded as an international network of Christians in the sciences
The Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences (CTNS)- organized by the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA, this organization works at the intersection of science and theology
Resources for K12 instructors
- Making Sense of Science and Religion: Strategies for the Classroom and Beyond
- A K12 Faith & Science Curriculum
Official Statements from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
- BYU Evolution Packet (Includes the 1909 Statement, the 1925 Statement, and the Encyclopedia of Mormonism entry)
- New Era Statement
- Mormonism and Evolution: The Authoritative LDS Statements, by Evenson and Jeffery
Recently Published Papers on Evolution and Religion
- Applying reconciliation in the classroom
- Scientific Reasoning and Evolution
- 30-year longitudinal study of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
- Proactive teaching strategies
- A call for cultural competence Evolution education review: Dunk, R. et al. (2019).
- Evolution education is a complex landscape. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 3: 327-329.
- Evolution instructors at Christian Universities: