Welcome to the Forum. We choose a topic, and invite experts, but in the end, students and citizens have the last word.
Theme: Creationism in Public Schools
This year's Forum addresses the question of religion and science in public education. Should all students be required to learn scientific findings even when they conflict with their religious beliefs? What should public schools in a pluralistic society teach? How should they address controversies?
Thanks to the Biology Department and the Secular Student Association for help with this year's Forum.
Part I: Zack Kopplin
Wednesday, January 29th, 7pm
Zack Kopplin is a native of Baton Rouge, a sophomore at Rice University, and founder of Repeal Creationism. Zack has been interviewed by the Washington Post, The Huffington Post, the New York Times, Bill Moyers, NPR, Slate, and MSNBC. He has even given his own TED Talk.
Part II: Students and Citizens
Monday, February 2nd, 7pm
A group of students and citizens will continue the discussion that Zack Kopplin started the previous week. Afterwards, the audience can ask questions and we will discuss.
Remember to check the Shreveport Times for columns from Zack Kopplin, our students and citizens prior to each meeting.
We'd like to thank the Convocations Subcommittee, the Shreveport Times, and Centenary's Department of External Relations for all their support.