God’s Design In Human’s Presentations (Christian Theology and Modern Science: Interrelations, Problems, Decisions)
St. Petersburg State University, Russia Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Science, Moscow, Russia, and National Technical University Kharkov, Ukraine
Combining a geographically and disciplinarily diverse group of scholars, students, professional scientists, technology experts, and clergy, this group conducts monthly meetings involving representatives of the Russian Academy of Science’s Institute of Philosophy, the Kharkov Polytechnic University’s Department of Philosophy, and St. Petersburg University. The group focuses on issues related to modern theories in cosmology and “theories of everything”, perspectives on origins, and theological and ethical interpretations of discoveries and research in biology. Meetings culminate in two major conference/symposia each year at St. Petersburg University. In addition to inviting scholars from across the globe and the broader public into the conversation, conferences highlight the presentation, discussion, and review of reports by individual society members on the various topics explored in monthly meetings. The broader goal of this group is to include and integrate as many interested parties as possible in Russia, Belarus, and the Ukraine. To accomplish this goal, a website and publications link society members together with others who may be interested in joining the discussions. Technological support is provided by Kharkov Polytechnic University and matching funds are provided St. Petersburg University and the Russian Academy of Science.