Aachen Science and Religion Network
Episcopal Academy of the Diocese of Aachen
Chair for Systematic Theology, Faculty of Philosophy
University of Aachen
Founded in 2002, this group combines membership representing five institutions, including both academic and religious-based organizations. The primary aim of the core membership is to make interdisciplinary themes accessible to the broader public by planning and hosting educational public events throughout the area. The society holds quarterly meetings to discuss contemporary works in science and faith, share experiences, develop new projects, and explore outreach potentials for development of membership. The natural emergence of interdisciplinary research teams through the efforts of the society aims at publication and future event planning to explore the new insights. The group regularly leads public seminars and workshops for secondary school teachers, academics in higher education, students, religious leaders, and laity. Themes for exploration include evolution and creation; historical and contemporary issues in science and faith; chance and necessity; interreligious and interdisciplinary perspectives in science and faith; neurotheology; brain, spirit and soul; transdisciplinary perspectives on spirituality and health; faith and science among natural scientists; and science, engineering, and theology.