2013 AMS Annual Meeting


Town Hall Meeting: A Dialogue On Spirituality and the Atmospheric Sciences

This is an open forum for the AMS membership to learn about and discuss the potential for a dialogue between people of science, and people of spirituality and faith.  It is also the opportunity for members of AMS to express how they may personally see the roles of science and faith in their own lives.   In October 2011, the United Nations Subcommittee on Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns held a forum to discuss the future role of spirituality to promote environment and ecological concerns.  People of science were invited to help educate religious communities and organizations about the future of the planet.  Eco-ministry is now a calling in some spiritual organizations and churches.  What will be the role of AMS in this dialogue?  How can AMS help educate people of faith about the state of the environment?  How do we feel about our individual spirituality when we come to AMS meetings?  The facilitator for this discussion is Tim Miner OUnI.  Tim is a retired Colonel, USAFR, who served as the senior reserve officer in the USAF Weather Program.  He is currently on the AMS ARAM Committee, and he is a Captain for American Airlines on the Boeing 737 aircraft.  He was awarded a Master of Divinity degree from seminary and now serves as an ordained chaplain.

For more information, please contact Timothy Miner (e-mail:, tel: 571-212-0804).

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