Debreceni Természettudomány és Teológia Központ [DTTK] Science and Theology Centre in Debrecen
Debrecen University of Reformed Theology
Debrecen, Hungary is a city of 21,000 university students. A core group of society members, including researchers, scientists and theologians from the area, meet once a month to discuss topical content and plans and to strategize outreach activities to increase participation. In addition to regular discussion group meetings, this comprehensive program includes a series of courses covering a wide range of science and religion issues, such as “Theological Aspects of Modern Cosmology”, “Sustainable Development”, “History of Nature Without Mathematics” and “About a New Worldview.” The group is also developing a library collection of science-faith resources, including books and journals on a wide range of topics; publication of works of students and researchers through the Press of the Theological Seminary attached to the university; student essay competitions; support for research in the field; and creation of a homepage for promotion and dissemination of society activities. The group has hosted bi-annual conferences on science and theology since 1993. Future plans include a continuation of this tradition via two major conferences, in 2003 and 2005, inviting global participation. Matching support is provided by the university.