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Student Explores Creative Expressions of Science/Religion Harmony

Dec 30, 2021

Course: Science, Religion, and the Bahá’í Faith (2021)
Faculty Mentor: Whitney Kazemipour

As I participated in the course Science, Religion, and the Bahá’í Faith, I have greatly enjoyed reading and listening to the other members of the group. My own background is far from technical, so it was a challenge to wrap my head around some of the concepts. It was also sometimes a bit intimidating to offer my thoughts, but I appreciated that my thoughts were treated with respect and thoughtfulness.


I didn’t create any art as part of the course (as I had originally planned), but everything is swirling around in my mind, and I think this is still a distinct possibility. There is some poetry at the edges of my brain and some visual responses working in there as well. A few years ago, I created a song for a program I did with children for our Unit Convention. I also created a visual art piece for my grandchildren last summer.


My group partner and I have decided to create a session for our junior youth. I have also covered related topics for children in the past and would like to do more.


Through this course, I have gained a clearer concept of the talking points, objections, and arguments for the harmony of science and religion. In particular, the concept of fluid perfection has really excited me.

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Judith Parsley

I am 68 years of age, have been married for 36 years, and am semi-retired. Currently, I work with children who struggle with reading, helping them to become independent readers. I am an a cappella singer and I write music, mostly to accompany prayers and sacred writings. I am the grandma who plays in the dirt and explores nature with my grandchildren. (There should always be one of those.)

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