The principle objective is to analyze Science communication and popularization, and the relationships with Religion and Faith.
This will offer students from the ongoing «Science and Faith Diploma Program» and other students of both Regina Apostolorum and European University to participate in open sessions and acquire credits for their respective study programs.
We will present and analyze theories, issues, methodologies and common procedures of science communication in the Media and see how these relate to the religious and ethical principles and teachings.
People working or studying Science communication and popularization will give witness to their experiences and to how they understand and live the relationship between their profession and their Religion. They will also highlight what moral or intellectual difficulties or incompatibility they have found in the exercise of their profession.
Case histories, publications and cultural productions on these issues will be studied in order to highlight the cultural tools and guiding lines involved.
Together with authors, journalists and editors analysis and commentaries on texts, press articles, tv programmes will be done in order to know the languages that is used and to understand the perceived and unconscious communication effects of these works.
Scientist will also be asked to participate in order to have their input about the popularization of science by the Media and its impact on the Faith of students, audience, people in general interested in science.
As is usually done in the case of Media the effects of Media on the religious perception will be measured.
So, evaluations studies will analyze the messages, techniques and effects, consequently proposing a theory and some possible methods for analysis and qualitative and quantitative evaluation.