Extending the Resource Network for the Science and Religion Dialogue
Hamilton Area Science & Religion Forum
McMaster University Hamilton, Ontario
Formally organized as a local section of the Canadian Scientific and Christian Affiliation, this group engages scientists in medicine, biology, chemistry, physics, with psychologists, theologians, philosophers, and educators with an active interest in exploring and promoting the dialogue between science and faith. The core planners engage in ongoing dialogue and planning to host major internationally known speakers as a catalyst for bringing surrounding religious communities, ministerial groups, academic communities, and interested members of the general public into membership. Regular meetings focus on mentoring for faculty and students in the sciences, generating position papers and policy statements, organizing and planning essay competitions for students, and hosting focus groups for area churches and national church commissions.