Discourse in Science and Theology (DST)
Academy for Christian Thought (ACT)
New York, New York
This program seeks to advance the dialogue between science and theology through a series of interdisciplinary discussions, lectures, reading groups, study sessions, and seminars. Bi-monthly committee meetings and quarterly public forums on science and major world religions invite scientists, philosophers, historians, theologians, and students of each field to present their worldviews and positions on key issues for discussion. Core committee members are leaders in fields of science and theology, chemistry, and medicine. The group offers public programs that encourage cross-pollination of ideas in the engagement with urgent questions of modern society within a “theological safe place.” Subject matter for exploration includes broad and diverse topics such as creation, providence and Incarnational theology; theodicy in relation to global perspective on technology and globalization; the nature of religious belief in a scientific and technological age; insights into human uniqueness; claims of non-empirical sciences; and critical realism as a method of inquiry into science and religion. Speakers and presenters include some of the most influential contemporary thinkers and leaders in the dialogue between science and faith. Events reach out to New York’s diverse population: graduate students from New York’s many institutions of higher educations, students and faculty of seminaries, congregations, and members of civic organizations, including those associated with the United Nations. Advertising for meetings and public events include website announcements, a newsletter, and online availability of DVD and CD-Rom lectures and materials. Matching funds are provided by the Academy of Christian Thought.