Centro de Estudios en Ciencia y Religion (CECIR)
Universidad Popular Autonoma del Estado de Puebla (UPAEP)
Founded in 2000, CECIR networks with area universities, theological schools, seminaries and interested scholars throughout the city of Puebla and surrounding area. The society explores of a wide variety of historical and contemporary subjects in the science-faith arena including examinations of Mayan and Aztec Cosmology, philosophy, quantum mechanics, evolutionary theory, and neuroscience; deepening explorations as they evolve within group discussion. Programs involve members in a diversity of activities including monthly panels, discussion groups, bi-monthly lectures, and short courses. Some of the proceedings result in the production and development of videos and publications of materials made available and widely distributed in Spanish speaking countries. The goal of CECIR is to develop a cross-institutional network of science-faith scholars to share information and discussion and explore the emerging conversation. CECIR also is fostering the development of a network of scholars of science and faith in Latin America.