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Starts: Mar 03, 2021 — 12:00PM PST
Ends: Mar 20, 2021 — 1:00PM PST
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Organized by Regent College Interface
BioLogos President and Voices speaker Deborah Haarsma will present “One Human Family: Christian Reflections on Racism and Science” on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at noon (PST). This virtual event is free and open to the public.
“The last year has brought front and centre the ongoing systemic racism in our culture. Many factors contribute to our racism, and sadly, science and medicine are a part of it. Racial disparities in medical care and other services have caused COVID cases and deaths in the United States to be much higher among people of colour. ‘Science’ has been misused to justify atrocities such as the Tuskegee experiments and eugenics. But the evidence from evolutionary biology and genetics does not justify racism. While genetics reveals minor differences in geographical ancestry groups, these genetic differences do not align with cultural racial categories such as ‘black,’ ‘Asian,’ and ‘white.’ In fact, genetics shows that we are a remarkably unified species. The scriptures go further, teaching that every person is made in the image of God and we are to love every neighbour. Both God’s world and God’s word show us that we are one human family.”
Be sure to check two additional talks by Dr. Haarsma, hosted by Regent College:
“Christ and the Cosmos: The Universe Seen through the Eyes of Biblical Faith” on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 7:00 PM (PST) (more information)
“Christian Ministry in Pandemic Times” on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 4:00 PM (PST) (more information)
These events are hosted by Regent College Interface.