DLSU Science & Religion Study Group
De La Salle University
Founded in 2001, this group assembles faculty from science, engineering, theology, philosophy, and education to initiate projects at the university, including public lectures, discussion groups around the research work of members, and group-led explorations of specific topics in science and faith. By expanding outreach to students, academics, and surrounding faith communities the society is increasing its presence through conducting bi-monthly open lectures, inviting faculty and student groups from leading colleges, universities and technical schools of Manila along with existing ecumenical and interfaith groups, divinity schools, and seminaries in the area. Lectures and papers produced during events are edited and published both in hardcopy monograph format and via an interactive online presence on the De La Salle University website. Student essay competitions with prizes complement these offerings, bringing new voices into the groupâ€™s work and promoting deeper reflection among future leaders and thinkers in the field. Themes considered include neuroscience and the soul, original sin after Darwin, genetically modified food, and models of the human role in creation.