June 25 to July 2, 2022IRAS Conference “We” & “They”: Cross-cultural Conversations on Identity
“Who am I? How do I fit into the world around me? How am I different?” Questions like these are central to the elusive notion of identity—to how we establish and maintain perceptions of “self” and “other,” “we” and “they.” Identifying ourselves and others in categories defined by gender, ethnicity, nationality, religion, economic status, physical and mental abilities, and other markers stimulate a sense of “we-consciousness.” They influence our choices about who we trust and consider part of our “tribe,” in biological, socio-cultural, and “ultimate” terms. How we perceive and enact our identities influences how we love, create, and discover, and whether we construct systems of oppression and war.
Science, Religion & Society: The Online Series IRAS Sessions Webinars continue
Due to the pandemic, we had to postpone our 2020 Star Island conference until the summer of 2021. In order to continue to engage with IRAS themes and the IRAS community throughout the year, with Star Island’s generous support, we launched a live webinar series: Science, Religion, & Society. Over a years worth of collected session videos are available, and more to come.