LSI Munich: Transdisciplinary Discussions About Science and Religion
Evangelische Studentinnen- und Studentengemeinde
München Evangelische Akademie Tutzing
This group represents a growing network that engages members of campus ministry, scholars, and students in the humanities and natural sciences from area institutions to explore science and faith. The society offers conferences and dialogue experiences for academic and faith communities in the surrounding area. Issues such as neuroscience, evolution, cosmology, astrophysics, bioethics, time, networking, complexity, and historical and contemporary issues in science and faith are explored. LSI Munich will continue to enlarge the core group to “enhance mutual collaboration and synergetic effects of transdisciplinary discussions about science and religion.” An annual national conference highlights the group’s work. The first effort—working title: “bios-cultus-religio” (anthropology and cultural-religious evolution)—has a special focus on anthropology, archaeology, and religious sciences. Lectures and panel discussions are printed and published and widely distributed. In addition to the on-going discussions of the core group, outreach to include potential leaders and members involve public lectures and events specifically designed to engage students and scholars in particular fields of biology, chemistry, genetics, physics, mathematics, informatics, and mechanical engineering. Matching funds are provided by Evangelische Studentinnen- un Studentengemeinde München and the Evangelische Akademie Tutzing.