St. Paul’s teachers attend science/religion seminar at Notre Dame

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This summer, six members of St. Paul’s School’s faculty attended the week-long Science and Religion Foundations Seminar at the University of Notre Dame. Religion department teachers Barrett Baumgartner, Roger Bacon and Robert Simpson, and science department teachers David Arbo, Marie Childs and Suzie Duplantier heard talks from theologians and scientists, including a doctor and professors in physics, astronomy and astrochemistry from Notre Dame, Harvard and other universities. They also had time to collaborate with teachers nationwide to expand the dialogue between the disciplines and dispel the notion that science and religion are in conflict. The faculty plans to incorporate their new knowledge into the curriculum. They also visited the Mary Grotto at night and attended Mass in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart.

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