Elaine Howard Ecklund is the Herbert S. Autrey Chair in Social Sciences, Professor of Sociology, and the Director of the Religion and Public Life Program at Rice University, where she also a Rice Scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy. Professor Ecklund is on Sinai and Synapses’ Advisory Board, and she is one of the world’s experts on the interplay between science and religion, especially sociologically. What is happening on the ground for faith communities as they interact with questions of science and health? As COVID-19 has taken over the world, faith communities are grappling with questions of access and justice, and the questions surrounding religion and science have become even more important and even more complicated. Last week, our Sinai and Synapses Fellows had a conversation with her, and we’re thrilled to be able to share her presentation with you now.

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