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  • GeoChris Institute for Ecozoic Spirituality

    By on October 13, 2011

    GeoChris Foundation, Inc. Marikina City A core group of active and committed members from area institutions and congregations representing the fields of theology, biology, religious education, cosmic anthropology, food technology, and sociology, assumes overall organizational and leadership responsibilities for this society. Monthly meetings provide for reading and discussion on major writings in science and religion from multiple religious perspectives, viz.,

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  • DLSU Science & Religion Study Group

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    De La Salle University Manila Founded in 2001, this group assembles faculty from science, engineering, theology, philosophy, and education to initiate projects at the university, including public lectures, discussion groups around the research work of members, and group-led explorations of specific topics in science and faith. By expanding outreach to students, academics, and surrounding faith communities the society is increasing

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  • Theology and the Natural Sciences in Aotearoa Auckland (TANSAA)

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    Tyndale-Carey Graduate School Bible College of New Zealand Henderson, Waitakere City This initiative assembles theologians, scientists, historians, pastors, students, and interested community members to collectively seek insights into issues at the intersection of the natural sciences and Christian faith. Participants hail from multiple area institutions and each hold some training in scientific and religious disciplines. The group will promote excellence,

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  • Salatiga Circle for In-depth Study of Science and Religion Relations (SCISOSARR)

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    Yasa Luhur Foundation Salatiga Located in the province of Central Java, this group brings together a variety of local scholarly, academic, and professional communities, NGOs, religious and socio-political institutions to join in dialogue about the relationship of science and faith. Intentionally designed as a non-religiously affiliated institution, SCIOSARR combines a founding group of scientists and scholars to explore science and

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  • Indonesian Society for Religion and Civilization (ISRAC)

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    Surakarta State Institute of Islamic Studies Surakarta Jl. Pandawa Pucangan Kartasura Sukoharjo, Central Java With a core belief that “ultimately science as well as religion are for humanity,” this inter-religious society brings together scholars, theologians, and scientist to concentrate on the many considerations in both the natural and social sciences. The group is committed to the open consideration of both

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  • Bandung Society for Cosmology and Religion (BSCR)

    By on October 13, 2011

    Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) Bandung, West Java Combining academicians and scholars in fields of physics, astronomy, philosophy, history, and Islamic studies, the initial phase of this society invites students from ITB and other universities, young scholars and professionals to a series of presentations and discussions on specific topics in cosmological issues in relation to religion and science. Preliminary discussions explore

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  • Yogyakarta Society for Science and Religion

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    Center for Religious and Cross-Cultural Studies Gadjah Mada University Yogyakarta As an interfaith and interdisciplinary forum on science and religion, Yogyakarta Society for Science and Religion (YSSR) is the first of its kind in Indonesia. Established in 2003, YSSR has brought up many central issues of science and religion, especially in the Indonesian context, from the academe to the public.

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  • UWS Psychology and Spirituality Society

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    Department of Psychology, University of Western Sydney Penrith This society draws together members from the university, theological colleges, and educational establishments in Sydney with practicing psychologists, psychiatrists, chaplains, and health care professionals. The group aims to promote open, scholarly discussion around topics in spirituality and psychological health; to challenge academic and health communities to consider philosophical and theological perspectives; and

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  • Religion and Economics Dialogue Group

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    University of New South Wales/Australian Defense Force Academy The Australian National University St. Marks CollegeCanberra  This society’s program based on this “comparatively underdeveloped dialogue”, and means to extend the religion and science conversation to include economics by encouraging spiritual reflection in relation to economics and establishing a network of scholars, churches, and interested members of the general public. A series

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  • The Thousand Stars Buddhism and Science Group

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    The Thousand Stars Foundation Bangkok Bringing together Buddhist practitioners with representatives of other religions, religious scholars, philosophers, scientists, medical professionals, linguists, and other interested members of the community, this society addresses the widespread curiosity and concern regarding modernization and scientific advances in relation to the tenets of Buddhism in Thai society. The group explores science and faith in consideration of

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  • Human and Universe through the prism of the Koran and Science

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    Department of Philosophy and Political Sciences Tajik Technical University Dushanbe Bringing together a core group of scholars in philosophy, anthropology, Islamic theology and law, astrophysics, biology, sociology, and history this society invites membership from professional scientists and theologians, religious leaders, students, and the general public. Monthly roundtable discussions and colloquia investigate the interrelation of science and Islam – exploring matters

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  • Center for the Study of Science and Religion (CSSR-FJ)

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    Fu Jen Catholic University Hsinchuang, Taipei Founded in 2001, to provide a platform for research and teaching in the context of the culture of Taiwan and China, the Center brings together researchers in theology, religious studies, humanities and social sciences with those in the physical and life sciences. While its roots are in the Christian tradition, the Center encourages a

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  • Society for the Integration of Science and Human Values (SISHV)

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    Lanka Jatika Sarvodaya Shramadana Sangamya University of Peradeniya, Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies Peradeniya A new venture, this society brings together academics specializing in medicine, engineering, physics, chemistry, microbiology, psychology and psychiatry, food technology and agriculture, economics, political science, sociology, anthropology, religious studies, language, and literature with leading religious leaders belonging to all major faiths in Sri Lanka. Meeting

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  • Forum For the Promotion of Religion – Science Discourse (FPRSD)

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    NWFP Agricultural University Peshawar Forum for the Promotion of Religion-Science Discourse (FPRSD) seeks to bring together scholars, scientists, religious leaders, professors and students to deliberate on issues and suggest strategies to meet the new ethical challenges, mainly in 21st century, in science. Discussions also address the role of spiritual and moral values in modern science. The forum aims to encourage

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  • Hazara Society of Science-Religion Dialogue (HSSRD)

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    Government Postgraduate College Mansehra HSSRD was the first three-time awardee of the LSI supplemental award in 2002, 2003 and 2004.The focus of this society is to view the multitude of dialogue topics from different angles under the heading of “Religion and Science: Past, Present and Future”. In the words of the Chair of HSSRD, the society wants to “provide a

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  • NDU, Lebanon Communio Study Circle

    By on October 13, 2011

    Notre Dame University Zouk Mikael Part of a worldwide network of discussion groups that meet monthly to discuss articles from the International Catholic Review, the Communio Study Circle at NDU, Lebanon has been meeting for seven years. The group’s emerging interest in the importance of religion/science dialogue resulted in a proposal to the Local Societies Initiative. This study circle brings

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  • Research Meetings of the Study Group for Science and Religion

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    Kyoritsu Christian Institute Science and Religion Program Tokyo Christian University Inzai-City, Chiba Prefecture Founded five years ago, this group of professors and scholars in fields of theoretical physics, agricultural science, medicine, engineering, linguistics, psychology, theology, and education, came together monthly to discuss and consider “problems of the person in the scientific age.” After spending the first three years addressing and

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  • Science and Spirituality: The Delhi Dialogues

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    Samvad India Foundation Saket, New Delhi This Society draws its members from the faculty and students of India’s three top-rated institutions of higher learning and research, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, the Indian Institute of Technology, and Jawaharlal Nehru University. Regular meetings are held in rotation at these three institutions and at general venues to invite public participation.

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  • Jnanam Discussion Group

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    Jnana-Deepa Vidyapeeth Pune Named after the Sanskrit word for wisdom, this pre-existing group consists of researchers and students interested in exploring dialogue and reaching the community at large through organized twice-monthly meetings, seminars and conferences. A website with email discussion groups, book publication, a membership journal, and CD ROM presentations further outreach efforts. The group explores a broad array questions

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  • Center for Study of Science and Religion

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    Institute for Human Science and Service Visakhapatnam This society consists of scientists in the physical and biological sciences and scholars in the humanities and social sciences who have a deep interest in the spiritual dimensions of knowledge. The activities of this group include bi-weekly meetings, monthly workshops, tri-monthly seminars, and an annual conference. The objectives of these activities are to

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  • Bangalore Forum for Science and Religion

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    Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram Bangalore This group of scientists, belonging to the premier science institutions in Bangalore, have been “evaluating scientific discoveries and changes in religious world vision” since September of 1998. One of the Forum’s primary goals is the promotion of the intellectual and spiritual development of its members and the community. Exploring topics such as the historic and contemporary

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  • Institute of Science and Religion

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    Little Flower Seminary Aluva, Kerala Institute of Science and Religion (ISR) is an interdisciplinary entity of scientists, philosophers and theologians, based in Little Flower Seminary, Aluva, Kerala, India committed to the cause of the constructive dialogue between science and religion. Non-sectarian and multi-religious in its approach, ISR stands for a value-based integration of the religious, philosophical, ethical and societal implications

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  • St. Thomas Society for Science and Religion

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    St. Thomas College Palai, Kerala One of the main objectives of this society is “to encourage greater understanding of the religious and spiritual significance of science for the benefit of humanity.” It includes members of faculty and staff as well as those of other institutions of higher learning, high schools, and the local community. This comprehensive program involves group discussion,

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  • Bishop Kurialacherry Society for Science and Religion (BKSSR)

    By on October 13, 2011

    Bishop Kurialacherry College for Women Kottayam, Kerala Collaborating efforts with three local Seminaries, a Hindu temple, area mosques, a medical college, teacher training schools, high schools, and members of the community-at-large, BKSSR launches an effort to pursue broadly informed excellence in advancing science and faith in their locale. The goal of this effort is to encourage thoughtful and dynamic explorations

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  • Centre for Science and Religion at Nirmalagiri College

    By on October 13, 2011

    Malabar Educational Society for Human Resource Development Thalassery, Kerala The core planners of this group consist of clergy and scholars from Nirmalagiri College with specializations in the social sciences and humanities, medicine, Biblical studies, and the physical, natural, and life sciences. Outreach invites participation from students of the college and communities of diverse religious traditions and scientific disciplines from over

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  • The Aloysian Explore and Worship Forum (AEWF)

    By on October 13, 2011

    St. Aloysius College Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh Through a series of departmental, inter- and intra-collegiate activities and public events, AEWF aims to create an awareness of the relation between science and religion among youth and the general public of the city and state. The dialogue groups, formed among students and educators of St. Aloysius College and surrounding institutions, are designed to

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  • Deva Matha Academy of Science and Religion (DEMASAR)

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    Deva Matha College Kuravalingad, Kottayam, Kerala Deva Matha Academy of Science and Religion is an association of research-oriented, socially committed, religiously inspired, scientifically enlightened professors, research scholars, academicians, theologians and sincere seekers of truth – irrespective of caste, creed, politics, or religion. The members of this Academy seek reconciliation between science and religion, reason and faith. The group reaches out

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  • Bhaktivedanta Institute’s Science and Religion Group of Kolkata

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    Bhaktivedanta Institute Vedanta and Science Educational Research Foundation Kolkata (Calcutta), West Bengal Formed in September 2003, this group of local scientists, scholars, students and interested individuals come together to promote serious dialogue between science and religion among students and scholars in colleges, universities and institutions in and around Kolkata. Bringing together Hindus, Muslims, and Christians, the society works together in

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  • Alphonsa Society for Science and Religion Dialogue (ASSR)

    By on October 13, 2011

    Alphonsa College Kottayam, Kerala State Combining participants from the college, faculty and students of two minor seminaries, three major seminaries, a local Hindu Ashram and several local Mosques, this group promotes an inter-religious dialogue combining multiple perspectives of faith and disciplinary expertise. As Alphonsa is a women’s college, activities are focused, in part, on science and faith issues from the

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  • Students for Science and Spirituality

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    Student Christian Movement of India (affiliated with the World Student Christian Federation) Bangalore, Karnataka The goal of this society is to emphasize the newly emerging conversation between science and religion, raising ethical and theological questions in different areas of science that have affected Indian society’s collective experience both socially and economically. Included in the considerations are the new physics, Big

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  • Vimala Society for Science and Religion

    By on October 13, 2011

    Vimala College Thrissur, Kerala The Vimala Society, based in the only women’s college in Thrissur – known as the “cultural capital of Kerala” – serves as a catalyzing agent, promoting science and religion interest beyond the confines of the campus. The Society offers programs designed to promote active interfaith interest in science and religion at both scholarly and popular levels.

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  • Beijing Center for the Study of Science and Faith

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    Beijing Normal University Beijing The Beijing Center for Science and Faith is associated with the Chinese Society on the Dialectics of Nature – the largest official Chinese academic research center on science and the humanities, with chapters throughout the country. Core members include scholars of philosophy, sociology, ethics, Far East science and technology, dialectics, and the natural sciences. The purpose

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  • Center for the Study of Science and Human Spirituality

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    Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) Wuhan, Hubei The founding members of this center plan to “promote integrated thinking by overcoming the split between science and spirituality among both intellectuals and the general public by encouraging dialogue between physicists, chemists, biologists, engineers and professors in the social sciences and humanities.” They plan to serve as a source of intellectual

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  • Workshop of Religion and Science

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    Faculty of Law and PoliticsShanghai Normal University This society brings together scholars of religion, philosophy, politics, law, and the sciences, in conjunction with the Institute of Religious Studies in the Department of Philosophy, to collaborate on creating a vibrant and exploratory group. The core planners facilitate the collaboration of scholars and students of Islamic, Buddhist, Confucianism, Christian, and Taoism studies,

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  • Department of Dialogue in Religion and Science

    By on October 13, 2011

    United Religious Initiative Kampala The United Religious Initiative in Uganda is comprised of a group of individuals representing a diversity of religious, academic, and spiritual backgrounds to “promote interfaith dialogue and a culture of peace and respect.” The Department promotes this same approach to the science-faith discussion through the establishment of Religion and Science Clubs in Ugandan High Schools, Seminaries,

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  • African Centre of Religion and Science (ACRS)

    By on October 13, 2011

    ILASH: Institute of Leadership, Applied Science and Human Security Kampala Founded in 2001, the program of ACRS began with the development of courses in science and religion at Makerere University and the production of a basic reader entitled Understanding Religion and Science in the African Context. Current core members represent the fields of theology, interdisciplinary studies, peace and conflict studies,

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  • African Areopagus Society

    By on October 13, 2011

    Uganda Christian University Mukono This society establishes a permanent presence in the campus and community, inviting membership from the faculties of theology and the sciences, students, chaplains, medical practitioners, and administrators. The society is reaching out to teachers and students in area colleges, schools, and religious institutions, government agencies, and NGOs in the region. Integrating a range of scientific views,

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  • Science, Spirituality and Healing

    By on October 13, 2011

    Religion and Scientific Promoters Among the Youth in Uganda (RSPYU) Scripture Union of Uganda Kampala, Busia and Bigiri Districts This initiative calls upon the expertise of core contributing members from the departments of religious studies and social science of Makerere University, the Institute of Public Health and the local medical school, Islamic University in Uganda, Mbara University of Science and

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  • Centre for Religion and the Biosciences

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    University College Chester Department of Theology and Religious Studies Chester, Cheshire The Centre for Religion and the Biosciences (CRB) was established in recognition of the growing importance of fostering constructive dialogue between different religious traditions and new developments in the biosciences, including medicine. The local society program is designed to encourage critical exchange not only between those who are faculty

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  • East-Ukrainian Center of Science and Religion

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    “Wholeness” Association Karazin Kharkiv National University Patriarch Mstyslav College Kharkiv In the words of the Society Chair, “the main task of this program is to create a real society of a permanent work that should unite philosophers and scientists (physicists, biologists, cosmologists and others) with a purpose of active discussion and attempts at solving numerous common, interdisciplinary, and ‘parallel’ problems

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  • Bursa Local Society Initiative

    By on October 13, 2011

    University of Uludag Bursa The Bursa Local Society Initiative is a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural educational group bringing together theologians, medical practitioners, mathematicians, and scientists for a study/steering group to inform and direct activities and outreach efforts. They explore a range of metaphysical and worldview questions arising from the dialogue between science and religion through conferences, symposia and reading/discussion activities, and

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  • Seville Local Group

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    Centro Pedro Arrupe de Sevilla Seville The Seville Local Group provides a “space for dialogue and a meeting point for faith and the modern world, especially open to unbelief and inspired by Ignatian spirituality.” Devoted to including members of the community, the group aims to contribute to human and Christian education based in freedom and respect, justice and solidarity, dialogue

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  • Cátedra Pedro Poveda LSI

    By on October 13, 2011

    Cátedra Pedro PovedaPontifical University of Salamanca-Institución Teresiana Madrid This society, whose core group consists predominantly of women scholars and intellectuals, promotes the consideration of Pedro Poveda’s ideas on dialogue between science, faith, education, and culture in a contemporary context by convening a group of professors and students from universities and research centers of Spain. This dialogue group, made up of

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  • Area Ciencia-Religion del Centro Pignatelli

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    Centro Pignatelli Zaragosa This society formally brings together university and high school teachers, along with professionals in public and semi-independent centers, who have been discussing and collaborating on themes of science and faith from a variety of perspectives. The Center, in conjunction with other societies in the Iberian network, works to create and disseminate science and religion materials through planned

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  • Grupo Deusto de Ética y Tecnología (GDET) Deusto Ethics and Technology Group

    By on October 13, 2011

    Universidad de Deusto Bilbao A core planning group of professors in engineering, theology, philosophy, ethics, psychology, law, cultural anthropology, and sociology joined together to launch GDET. Focused on those branches of knowledge and culture through which humankind discovers values in the face of rapid cultural changes, this society explores and reflects on issues in technology and values through interdisciplinary discussion,

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  • Sociedad Española de Biología Evolutiva (SESBE)/Spanish Society of Biology and Evolution

    By on October 13, 2011

    Facultad de Teologia de Granada and Campus Universitario de Cartuja Granada With the goal of founding a group of scholars, students and others interested in the study of science and religion throughout the region, this effort brings together members of the Facultad de Teología de Granada with expertise in electronics, paleontology, biology, chemistry, theology and philosophy. Society programs include public

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  • Science, Culture and Theology Group

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    Asociación Española Ciencia y Cultura (AECyC) Madrid This group consists of a delegation of academicians from a range of fields including physics, philosophy, chemistry, civil engineering, hydrology, engineering, theology and astrophysics coming together for dialogue and the creation of broad outreach materials to disseminate science-faith themes into educational spheres. Outreach efforts are aimed at high school teachers, professors and students

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  • Fundación Xavier Zubiri LSI

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    Fundación Xavier Zubiri Madrid This society consolidates and brings together the efforts an elite group of researchers and scholars in Spain interested in considering themes on the relationship between modern science and religions, using the philosophy of Xavier Zubiri as an inspiration and guide for exploring this relationship. Practitioners, scholars, and researchers in medicine, theology, philosophy, metaphysics, history, and physics

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  • Cátedra Ciencia Technología y Religión LSI

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    Universidad Pontificia Comillas Madrid Madrid This local group was established in the Chair of Science, Technology and Religion, founded in 2003. The most important activities of this group are carried out in three environments: 1. Local Societies Network in Spain. In close relationship with the 10 Local Societies in Spain where a research project is being carried out which intends

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  • STIC Barcelona

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    Seminari de Teologia I Ciències (STIC) Institut de Teologia Fonamental (ITF) Barcelona This society, the first in its nation, provides intellectual leadership in the science and religion dialogue for its milieu. Its high-level explorations of questions in physics and biology and their relation to theology provide food for thought not only for local society members but also resources for education

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