BA University of New Mexico
BS, MS New Mexico Institute of Science and Technology
PhD University of Rochester

Department of Religion, Theology, and Philosophy

I’ve been fascinated by science and religion since becoming a Bahá’í in my youth in spiritually charged New Mexico. I discovered that—even though I was the product of a thoroughly secular academic upbringing as the son of a mathematics professor—I now believed in God. Could I do this rationally and consistent with my scientific and rational training? After graduating with a PhD in physics 1985 (quantum entanglement) and doing a post-doc at Bell Labs, I started the Association for Bahá’í Studies (ABS) Science and Religion Special Interest Group with Bill Hatcher and others.

While in Japan for 10 years at NTT Basic Research Labs, I started a Japanese ABS. Returning to the states and landing in Silicon Valley, I’ve continued pursuing the topic of the harmony of science and religion in a number of diverse ways, becoming more and more educated about how much I don’t know about this most important of issues.

Listen to Stephen’s interview on ‘A Bahá’í Perspective’ podcast


Stephen R Friberg


Science, Religion, and the Bahá’í Faith

Lecture Topics

An Overview of Science and Religion in the Bahá’í Writings
A Bahá’í Cosmology That Unites Science and Religion