The Aloysian Explore and Worship Forum (AEWF)
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 seed further groups of parents and other citizens throughout the area. This effort partners with the Inter Religions Forum Jabalpur (IRF) to engage members in discussions related to faith and science. Outreach involves workshops for students and teachers, value education classes, elocution competitions on topics in science and faith, essay writing competitions, national seminars, open workshops, and talk shows for students and the general public. To further promote outreach, AEWF sponsors a webpage and the development of a library as well as producing comprehensive brochures outlining topics and activities, a quarterly newsletter, and a bi-annual Aloysian Journal of Science and Religion. Topics explored include: the evolution of science and religion; contemporary thinking and discourse in science and religion; and the impact of religion on science and science on religion. Activities touch on a broad range of subjects from the history and philosophy of various disciplinary perspectives, origin and evolution, nature, ethics, disease, yoga, Vastushastra, research methodologies, life and death, stem cell research, and eco-theology.