Faith communities play a core role in many people’s lives. They are a place where people turn for gathering advice, support, and information. And in an age where genetic technologies are entering our lives at a fast pace, people are left with many questions and concerns. How do we ensure equitable access to these new genetic technologies? How can we as a society take advantage of the promise of genetics while avoiding the mistakes of the past? How do we make decisions about whether and how to proceed with genome editing?
pgEd is engaging with faith communities in a variety of ways. We meet people in their place of worship, and we participate in conferences on genetics and faith. We work with clergy and congregational leaders who are often at the forefront of navigating their community through the ever-evolving landscape of personal genetics. Some of pgEd’s initiatives in working with faith communities are illustrated by the pictures and articles below.
If you’re interested in working with pgEd to grow these efforts, please reach out to us at pgEd@pged.med.harvard.edu.
Selection of Articles
- “How a Harvard Genetics Professor Inspired a Pastor’s CT Article” by Morgan Lee, Christianity Today
- “In the Image of Our Choosing” by Nathan Barczi, Christianity Today
- “APU’s Intercampus Symposium Sparks Dialogue on Genetic Editing” by Micaela Ricaforte, ZU Magazine