Science and Religion in Dialogue at Yale
The Episcopal Church at Yale
New Haven, Connecticut
Science and Religion in Dialogue is a program aimed at fostering a university and citywide inter-denominational and inter-religious dialogue on the relationships between scientific discoveries and the religious quest. The group meets biweekly to review and discuss topics in the neurosciences, molecular genetics, ecology, theology, ethics and belief. Plans involve bringing together leading scientists and ethicists from Yale and around the world for discussion, debate and dialogue. All meetings are publicized and open to the public. The primary audience includes undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff of Yale University, with concerted outreach to five area colleges, and surrounding communities and congregations. Should the group grow too large for meaningful, interactive dialogue to take place – plans are to develop two or more groups to accommodate effective discussions. A comprehensive reading list and plans to invite participation of experts on specific topics punctuate the plans for this dynamic participatory group. Matching funds are provided by The Episcopal Church at Yale and a grant from the Diocese of Connecticut.