Baconian Society of Union University
The Society for Science-Faith Dialogue is an organization open to membership by faculty, students, professionals, and others interested in the science-faith dialogue. The Society will encourage, facilitate, and promote the science-faith dialogue within the Union University community, among sister institutions of higher learning, and throughout the broader scientific and religious communities of West Tennessee. In addition to members, the Society also inducts Fellows as a way of recognizing significant achievement or contribution toward the constructive engagement of science and faith. Topical content includes matters such as faith perspectives, legal, and ethical issues of stem cell research; historical and contemporary overviews of major science-faith issues; evolution and ID; spirituality and wellness; and issues in biochemistry, biology, genetics and neurology. The Society hold bi-monthly meetings open to the public during the academic terms and sponsors a major conference, featuring international scholars of note, every other year. All members are encouraged to make presentations at regular meetings and to make presentations for local civic organizations and schools. Union University provides matching funds.