Bishop Kurialacherry Society for Science and Religion (BKSSR)
Bishop Kurialacherry College for Women
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 of science-religion interactions among a wide variety of individuals, representing multiple disciplinary and faith perspectives. Conducting a series of seminars, symposia, interfaith dialogue, workshops, and outreach programs, BKSSR promotes and encourages the development of awareness of a shared cultural heritage in relation to contemporary scientific and technological advancement. Topical foci invite experts representing various religious perspectives and scientific disciplines to explore religion, ethics and values; limits of science in the new millennium; scientific development and religious experience; bioethics; globalization through IT and mass media; religious insight into technology; medicine, faith and culture; and faith, HIV/AIDS, and addiction. In addition, an interfaith/interdisciplinary newsletter supports research and dialogue in science and religion.