A Sociologist Looks at Science and Faith

Elaine was invited to give a plenary address at the BioLogos 2017 Conference in Houston, TX. 

March 30, 2017


Faraday Institute Christians in Science Lecture

Elaine was invited to give the termly Christians in Science lecture at the Faraday Institute at the University of Cambridge. Her lecture was entitled "Do Scientists Believe in God?: Results from an Eight-Nation Study."

November 17, 2016


Faraday Institute Summer Course 2016

The theme of the 2016 summer course was "Science and Religion: Conversations between Worldviews." Elaine’s presentation, "What Scientists Believe: Global Perspectives on Science and Faith," addressed research findings from eight nations, as well as the methodological issues that surface when stepping outside of a Western framework.

July 8, 2016


The Black Church and Politics

Elaine moderated a Religion and Public Life Program panel event on the Black church and politics.

February 1, 2016


Religion and Global Poverty

Elaine moderated a Religion and Public Life Program panel event on religion and global poverty. 

October 29, 2015


Welcome and Introduction to the Perceptions Project

At “Perceptions: Science and Religious Communities,” the Perceptions Project’s national conference in Washington, D.C., Elaine talked about her nationwide survey that kicked off the project, designed to increase understanding between scientific and religious communities. 

March 13, 2015


Science Engagement in Congregations

At the “Perceptions: Science and Religious Communities” national conference, Elaine discussed strategies for improving dialogue between scientific and religious communities on a panel with Walter Kim, Geoff Mitelman, Praveen Sethupathy, and Greg Cootsona.

March 13, 2015


The Faiths of Scientists in the UK and US

Elaine was interviewed about her lecture at the Faraday Institute Summer Course No. 9.

September 21, 2014


The Religious Beliefs of Scientists—a Sociological Analysis

A short interview with Elaine on her Faraday Institute public research seminar.

March 6, 2012


Some Atheists Embrace Religious Traditions

Seventeen percent of atheists with children and 10 percent of those without embrace religious traditions for social and personal reasons, according to research from Rice University and the University of Buffalo SUNY.

November 30, 2011