Secularity and Science: What Scientists Around the World Really Think About Religion

Do scientists see conflict between science and faith? Elaine describes findings from her recent book, Secularity and Science (with coauthors David R. Johnson, Brandon Vaidyanathan, Kirstin R.W. Matthews, Steven W. Lewis, Robert A. Thomson Jr., and Di Di), and explores the relationship between spirituality and science.

September 24, 2019


What Religious People Think About Science (and Scientists)

Elaine gave a presentation at California State University, Chico, followed by presentations by Dr. Greg Cootsona and Dr. Brian Oppy. 

January 26, 2019


What Scientists Think About Religion and Religious People

Elaine’s presentation at California State University, Chico encapsulates how her extensive knowledge of social sciences and personal experiences with religious people prompted her to begin a new study.   

January 24, 2019


Science and Religion in Global Public Life

Elaine was invited to give the Gifford Lecture at the University of Edinburgh. 

May 29, 2018


A GlobalPlus Conversation: How Religion and Science Can Work Together for the Common Good

Elaine participated in a public dialogue with fellow scholars Christopher P. Scheitle and Jenny Trinitapoli.

March 27, 2018


Interview on Christians and Science

The BioLogos Foundation interviewed Elaine about her previous work on Christians and science. 

March 30, 2017


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


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