Vem Radio Station
Gandaszar Theological Center Yerevan
With several core groups of scientists and clergy, this project enhances a regular radio program exploring a broad variety of issues in science-theology including Christian, Muslim and Buddhist perspectives, physics and cosmology; economics and spirituality; and the impact of technological development on religious perceptions. Hosting recognized scientists and clergy of Armenia and the Diaspora community, the society publicizes the conversation further through Internet broadcast, an online forum, and distribution of the Vem Bulletin, a tri-language—Armenian, Russian, English— publication with featured articles on science/religion issues. Vem serves as an “incubator” for the core working groups to meet in teams, based on knowledge and interests, to “advance a deep and professional dialogue between religious and scientific philosophy”. The radio program, launched in 2001, benefits through building a community of members committed to bringing the conversation out into their own professional circles. A vast library of publications is made available to members for review, study and discussion.