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Teaching Resources

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

Official Statements from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Recently Published Papers on Evolution and Religion

Resources from Ben Spackman

Gospel Tangents
Summary of CJCLDS Theology