Dialogue on Science and Religion Workshops Organized for Natural Sciences, Philosophy and Theology
Ustredie Slovenskej Krestanskej Inteligencie (USKI)
Federation of Slovak Christian Intellectuals Section for Science and Religion
In existence since 1919 (working in exile from 1948 to 1989), the Federation of Slovak Christian Intellectuals is a member of Pax Romana, working for the deepening of Christian values in cultural, scientific, social, and political spheres. Drawing from scientists from various disciplines, the group hosts lectures and discussions on philosophical, psychological, social, and biological issues in relation to theology. Examples include the relation between man and God; historical and contemporary theology; mind, soul and body; creation and evolution; Anthropic and cosmological principles; natural laws, chance and necessity; and gene technology and cloning. Workshop structures consist of introductory lectures by specialists and emphasize discussion. Members are prepared to share insights and knowledge gained with their own institutions and organizations. Meetings are also organized to involve teachers and university pastoral centers in larger metropolitan areas of the Slovak Republic. Matching grants are provided by the federation of Slovak Christian Intellectuals.