Skip to main content

Illinois IGB

Get Acquainted


Genomics for Faith workshop series

Faith leaders provide crucial guidance for the communities they lead, but may not have easy access to information about scientific topics or a neutral space to ask questions about science. Our Genomics for Faith workshop series, made possible by funding from the Wayfarer Foundation, provides an opportunity for faith leaders to engage directly with scientists to discuss scientific knowledge as well as its societal value and limitations. Our new workshop series, Genomics for Faith, invites members of every faith community to discuss how science informs and impacts our lives, and how to navigate the intersection of personal beliefs and values with public information. Please see below for information and registration for our upcoming workshop in this series.

Genomics for Faith 3 web banner

Our third workshop will be held 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 15, at the I Hotel & Illinois Conference Center in Champaign. Researchers from the IGB will join community faith leaders for small group discussions that will explore the ethical and biological considerations for the use of different types of stem cells in scientific research. Members of all faith communities are welcome to attend, and the discussion will be focused on how faith leaders and educators can use scientific resources to help support their efforts to provide guidance to their community. This and all series workshops are free, and lunch will be provided.

Workshop Agenda coming soon!

Register to attend our workshop on Thursday, February 15 here.