Cabrini College Initiative for Religion and Science
Regular local dialogues throughout the academic year invite the participation of faculty, administrators, staff, students, individuals from area institutions, and other members of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Consortium for Higher Education (an eight-member group of area Catholic private colleges that works collaboratively on projects). The society seeks to expand membership through a combination of small group book discussion, lunch and dinner meetings, faculty development initiatives, and public lectures. The Cabrini College Initiative will explore issues such as the historical relationship and philosophical foundations of religion and science; the challenges of the scientist as believer; and new worldviews on cosmology, evolution, intelligent design, environmental concerns, neurotheology, and spirituality and medicine. A core group of interdisciplinary faculty is enhanced by the participation of invited guest lecturers and expert discussion leaders. A website, online discussion forum, and an e-newsletter are used to keep members in touch with upcoming events. The group strives to promote a diversity of opinion and openness of expression. Cabrini College provides matching funds.