Arizona Forum for Science and Religion
Canyon Institute for Advanced Studies
Designed to be a permanent entity within the Canyon Institute, this society promotes a “local network and community of scholars and other thinkers who share interests in exploring and illuminating the working space where religion and science intersect”. Exploring a wide range of topics in contemporary science and faith, public lecture series represents a diverse array of perspectives from professional and university organizations and community-based speakers. Informal discussion groups follow all presentations to maintain the momentum of the topics presented. All lectures are recorded onto videotapes and audio CDs, made widely available to the public. Additional outreach via the society website, radio advertising and talk shows, newspaper articles, and semester readings for small group discussion, supplement lecture activities. In addition to the Canyon Institute, the society brings together membership from Grand Canyon University, Arizona State University, and the Maricopa County Community College system, as well as members of the general public. Matching funds are provided by the Canyon Institute.