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Recent scientific discoveries have introduced new ideas for what it means to be human. In the midst of this the modern university increasingly agrees with Stephen Hawking: “Scientists [not philosophers] have become the bearers of the torch of discovery in our quest for knowledge.” Likewise, some religious fundamentalists demonize science, widening the perceived gap between science and faith. This project aims to inspire the shapers of tomorrow's culture to more thoughtfully consider the dynamic relationship between science and faith, via three initiative areas: 1. Engage students, faculty and university communities on questions of Science and Faith. This will happen via 125 large scale Veritas Forums, and related discussion groups, reaching 40,000 participants. 2. Catalyze and equip leading STEM scholars to speak on questions of Science and Faith. This will occur via training on public speaking and OpEd writing and coaching for Forum presentations, equipping at least 35 STEM faculty. 3. Reach a broader audience with Science and Faith questions via OpEds placed in mainstream outlets and via online Forum content, targeting over 3M views annually. The type of Science and Faith questions this project would explore includes: Is it possible to be a scientist and a theist? Is there reliable knowledge and objective truth outside of scientific? What does it mean to be human? To what extent do our genetics define who we are? How do recent advances in cosmology alter our understanding of reality? Do scientific discoveries point to material naturalism or a transcendent reality? How does the person and work of Jesus Christ contribute to this? The potential enduring impact of this project includes changed thinking and behavior among individual students and faculty, transformed university conversations regarding the relationship between science and faith, and a greater openness to, and awareness of, the credible options in the larger cultural discussion.