Dr. John Teehan, Professor and Chair of the Department of Religion, holds an M.A. in Psychology (Queens College, 1987) and a Doctorate in Philosophy (Graduate Center, CUNY, 1992). He joined the full time Hofstra Faculty in 1998, while continuing to serve as a behavioral psychological consultant, and chair of the Medical Ethics committee of a mental health care organization. His main research focus is on the cognitive/evolutionary study of morality and religion, with a special interest in religious morality and religion’s role in conflict. He explored these topics in his book, In the Name of God: The Evolutionary Origins of Religious Ethics and Violence (2010, Wiley-Blackwell).
His work is also concerned with the interaction of cognitive-evolutionary theories and the philosophy of religion, particularly as this relates to the Problem of Evil and questions of religious belief. He writes and lectures widely on these topics. Dr. Teehan is also on the editorial board of Evolutionary Psychological Science, and Associate Editor of Science, Religion and Culture.
In addition, we are honoring, Jon Stepanian from “Long Island Food Not Bombs,” who has been donating healthy and vegan options to the hungry and homeless in the New York metropolitan area.
- An opportunity to create your own “Openly Secular” video.
- Letter Writing for Social Change
- The “Survival of the Fittest” game: which species will prevail?
- Other activities include a dramatic presentation, children’s activities, “meet and greet” networking opportunities.
- And much much more…..
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Update: We are excited to announce the mayor of Garden City, the Honorable John J. Watras, has agreed to proclaim Feb. 12 as Darwin Day in Garden City. We’re hopeful he will read the Proclamation to our group in person.