PHOENIX — For nearly two centuries, people from across the globe have searched for answers to some of the most perplexing questions in the world: How do we exist?
How do I die?
What is the soul?
Why does life exist?
And how do I come to know God?
Today, those are some of those questions answered, with the help of a growing body of science, and with the support of a dedicated cadre of scientists and philosophers.
But these answers may not be as easy to find as they once were.
The answer, according to Dr. Peter Brouwer, is not a single set of answers, but a multitude of answers.
And for many, the answer may be something they’re not even sure they want to know.
“It’s like the old saying that ‘you know what?
You’ve got to be a little bit more honest with yourself,'” Brouder said.
Brouwer is the director of the University of Phoenix’s Center for Religion and Ethics.
And as the center’s director, he’s been leading efforts to answer the many questions that have plagued religious people and their faith for centuries.
“We need to acknowledge and recognize that we have a lot of work to do to really solve some of these fundamental questions that we face as a culture,” Brouher said.
And the work starts at home.
The center, which opened in 2015, has become a hub for research into religion and spirituality.
The center’s first research focus is the evolution of faith.
And its mission statement says it aims to “rethink our ideas of the relationship between science and faith and our relationship with God and the universe.”
Its research director is Dr. Jonathan Haidt, a professor of philosophy at George Mason University.
The research center is also the home of the Institute for the Study of Religion, a research institute founded by the University at Buffalo professor that has done groundbreaking work into the science of religious belief.
In 2017, the institute released a new book, The Better Angels of Our Nature, and the bestseller on spirituality.
Brouer said that is the result of years of research and work with scholars and practitioners around the world, including Haidts and his wife.
“They were all really interested in what this research had to say about our beliefs and about the evolution and development of our faith, and I think they really understood that they could not just say, ‘Oh, we’re going to talk about this,'” Broughwer said.
“They really needed to be able to say, this is really important.
This is a very important question that we need to be asking.”
In 2018, Brouwers team published an essay about the research.
In the essay, he wrote that religion is the “ultimate form of self-fulfillment” and that people who have faith can achieve “superhuman intelligence.”
Brouers team is also a part of a national collaboration on religious inquiry, which seeks to develop better ways to help people understand and evaluate faith, including in science.
For years, the Center for Religious Inquiry has had a very different mission statement than the University’s.
But now, it has become an academic institution, and Brouewers team has a new mission statement as well.
It is to promote the study of faith in all its aspects, including the scientific study of religion, ethics, the study and evaluation of spirituality, and how religion can serve as an important source of hope and inspiration for our lives.
And we believe that religious knowledge can be used to advance the understanding of our place in the universe and the human condition.
A key aspect of the mission statement for the center is the role of the university in helping to advance scientific inquiry and understanding of religion.
Broughewers is now in charge of that effort.
While the university does not fund research, it does sponsor the Center’s annual conference and its other academic activities.
In 2017, they sponsored a symposium on religious belief and scientific inquiry that was featured on the National Geographic Channel.
And the University has been a great resource to the center, said Michael R. Hartman, a former associate dean of the School of Arts and Sciences and current associate dean for research.
We’re very grateful that the Center has been able to become a resource to so many people around the country,” Hartman said.
But as the Center grows, it also faces challenges.
There are still some who do not want to hear about science.
And even as more and more scientists are coming out of the closet, there are those who refuse to listen to the evidence.
To those people, the question remains, why don’t I know?
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