Religion and Science
Since 2004, I have given over 35 talks in places of worship of many faiths, and have been able to insert conservation and ecological messages with the spiritual discourse. Contrary to my preconceptions, I learned that audiences in places of worship are receptive to sustainable stewardship of the environment. Using a spiritual perspective to gain access to the many people who practice formal religion is a powerful tool that could be used by the scientific and conservation communities.
Nalini Nadkarni is profiled on the website of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for her long-time public engagement work to find common ground between science, conservation, and faith-based communities. You can find her profile here.