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Why Black Lives Matter for Science and Faith

Listen to the panel of Black science and faith voices talk about the disparities in STEM, and how we can achieve greater representation for the Black community and other people of color in our fields.

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Before You Read

Dear reader,

We’ll get right to it: Young people today are departing the faith in historic numbers as the church is either unwilling or unable to address their questions on science and faith. BioLogos is hosting those tough conversations. Not with anger, but with grace. Not with a simplistic position to earn credibility on the left or the right, but a message that is informed, faithful, and hopeful.

Although voices on both sides are loud and extreme, we are breaking through. But as a nonprofit, we rely on the generosity of donors like you to continue this challenging work. Your tax deductible gift today will help us continue to counter the polarizing narratives of today with a message that is informed, hopeful, and faithful.

The conversations around science and faith, including at BioLogos, have too often left out the voices and concerns of our Black brothers and sisters. We all have the need to listen and learn, about the history of racism, about the experiences of African Americans, and about the systems that have harmed them while benefiting White people. Sadly, science and medicine have too often been a part of those systems.

This video is a recorded live stream panel discussion from June 16, 2020, led by Bishop Claude Alexander, a BioLogos board member. It features pastor and BioLogos Advisory Council member Harvey Clemons Jr., and biologist Lynette Strickland.