Vladimir State University
Monthly interdisciplinary seminars engage specialists working in the natural sciences, humanities and theology to explore topics in ecology, biology, medicine, philosophy, history, ethnography, folklore and theology. These monthly meetings form the basis for annual conferences on Russian inter-religious dialogues and scientific discovery. The group also organizes special student seminars and conferences. All lectures are combined into a collection of articles for print and electronic publication. Any available proceedings from other relevant international conferences, along with contemporary works, are translated and made available in the form of a journal in both English and Russian. The hope of a future website project is to share contemporary Western works in the field of religion and science with Russian scholars and students and, conversely, to share contemporary Russian science, philosophy and theology that may not otherwise be available with English readers. Website contents will also be made available for distribution in CD format for the formation of interactive study courses. The Faculty of Humanities at Vladimir State University, the Russian Ministry of Education and commercial education funds from inter-confessional groups in Religious Studies provide the Dialogue’s matching funds.