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.