Friday, April 12, 2019, 10am – 4pm
Join noted scholars for a one-day conference exploring the history and intersections of religion and innovation.
Technological breakthroughs have always been deeply intertwined with religious thought and practice. Spiritual leaders have transformed American beliefs by harnessing new technologies, from electric power and the telegraph to television and computers, in order to spread traditional teachings and inspire new religious movements. In turn, many inventors have pointed to religious inspirations for their technological leaps. This pattern continues as innovations in fields ranging from artificial intelligence to gene editing reinvigorate longstanding disputes and raise new ethical concerns.
The National Museum of American History welcomes visitors of all abilities. Requests for accessibility services can be made by phone: 202/633-3150, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Two-week’s prior notice is preferred.
Venue: American History Museum
Event Location: SC Johnson Conference Room
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