Naturwissenschaft und Glaube e.V. (Natural Science and Religious Belief)
As part of a nonprofit organization in existence since 2001, this society brings together members to organize weekend seminars and lectures to promote public discourse with academics and researchers in the fields of science and theology in cooperation with educational institutions, parishes, and other religious organizations. The “Natural Science and Theology” group is associated with the Society of Catholic Men and Women, and its core membership boasts over 30 individuals from a wide array of disciplinary perspectives and academic advisors from institutions throughout Germany. Specific topical material provides a context for discussion in areas of scientific and religious perception, evolution and modern worldviews, and the work of Teilhard de Chardin. The group is also continuing its outreach efforts to promote cooperative ventures with other area institutions now embarking on considerations of science and faith, including a program for parents to inform them about scientific advances in light of faith. A website and publications complement the work of the group and support further outreach to the wider community. Matching funds are provided by Naturwissenschaft und Glaube e.V. through membership donation and cooperative efforts with partnering institutions.