Project Nouveau Regard-New Outlook Project
L’Abbaye de Wisques (Saint Paul de Wisques Abbey) and Université Interdisciplinaire de Paris (Interdisciplinary University of Paris)
Established in 1997, this program brings together scientists, artists, philosophers, theologians, and Benedictine nuns from the Abbey of Notre Dame, and Benedictine monks from Wisques Abbey to explore their converging and contrasting perspectives. This society is based on a core of twenty individuals who meet regularly to explore issues such as free will, the mind-body problem (the nature of consciousness), the evolution of life, the origin of the universe, and the notion of creation. Meetings include discussions and debates exploring various themes, study groups with working sessions, seminars—open to the public-at-large for participation—and a public evening event for presentation to a large audience.