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  • The Nexus of Science and Spirit: Dialogues in Context

    By on October 12, 2011

    Shepherd University Shepherdstown, West Virginia An interdisciplinary group comes together from a broad base of interest in relation to religion, spirituality, and philosophy among Shepherd faculty, bringing discussions to bear on seminal thinkers in religion, science, and philosophy and reaching out to local libraries, churches and religious institutions, and colleagues from universities in the greater Washington D.C. – Baltimore region.

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  • LSU Collegium for Science and Religion and the Science and Religion Student Dialogue (SRSD)

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    Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, Louisiana The LSU Collegium for Science and Religion was formed in the fall of 2003 when several professors began to talk about issues in science and religion. The Collegium includes more than 160 faculty, staff, student, and community members and hosts open lectures at LSU. The LSI project complements, expands, and extends the conversations fostered

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  • Human Nature Project: Religion, Medical Science, and Human Being

    By on October 12, 2011

    Boston Theological Institute Newtown Centre, Massachusetts The Human Nature Project is dedicated to the discussion of what it means to be human in light of advances in biological and medical science. This focused discussion of bioethics, whole-body healing, and the role of faith and spirituality in human being invites participation from the wide array of medical and research institutions in

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  • The Polkinghorne Society

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    Eastern Nazarene College The Historical Society Quincy, Massachusetts A faculty based initiative; the Polkinghorne Society includes membership from Eastern Nazarene University, Boston University, Gordon College, and Harvard University. A variety of disciplines are represented in the initial core membership including theology, astronomy, physics, history, chemistry, English, religious studies, education, and biology. The society sponsors programs and events for faculty, students,

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  • Grove City Society for Science, Faith and Technology

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    Grove City College Grove City, Pennsylvania Composed of faculty from departments of biology, engineering, religion and philosophy, physics, and psychology, the Steering Committee selects one book each semester to serve as the foundation for the semester’s discussions. With participation from students, faculty, and community members, the Society is facilitating an understanding of the science/religion/technology connection, not only on the Grove

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  • The Rosalie Rendu Roundtable on Religion and Science

    By on October 12, 2011

    Vincentian Center for Church and Society St. John’s University Jamaica, New York Initially comprised of individuals from the Vincentian Fellows Program, faculty experts in service at the United Nations, and local faith-based organizations, this society formalizes and continues discussions initiated by the Vincentian Center through a science-faith lecture series (2000-2004) on “what it means to be human.” The group is

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  • Voices from the Edge

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    EnlightenNext and What Is Enlightenment? Magazine Cambridge & Lenox, Massachusetts; New York, New York; and London, England With wide-ranging outreach to the general public, the Voices from the Edge network provides opportunities for public lectures, roundtable discussions, learning symposia, workshops, conferences, discussion forums, and advanced reading groups for the readers of What Is Enlightenment? Magazine (with readership of over 75,000

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  • Conversations: A Forum for Spirituality and Science at Jefferson

    By on October 12, 2011

    Department of Pastoral Care and Education Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Philadelphia, Pennsylvania “Conversations” hosts a number of activities within and extending beyond the Jefferson campus. The highlight of the group’s activities is a daylong symposium with an internationally or nationally known keynote speaker and breakout groups. Other activities include bi-monthly “Spiritual Care Grand Rounds” presentations, addressing topics such as educating

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  • Calvin College Initiative for the Study of Christianity and Science

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    Calvin College Grand Rapids, Michigan The long-term goal of this initiative is to launch two fairly specific investigative team efforts each year, intended to move from an initial, Calvin-based formal discussion group through a number of expanding stages and on to a broader dissemination of results. The two themes planned are the role of hermeneutics in shaping scientific investigation and

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  • Midwest Religion and Science Society (MRSS)

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    Goshen College Goshen, Indiana Goshen College has hosted the Goshen Conference on Religion and Science (GCRS) since 2001. MRSS was formed with a core planning group of the regular participants from four church-affiliated institutions in geographic proximity to one another: Goshen College, Bethel College, the University of St. Francis, and Bluffton University. These institutions are considered “charter members” of an

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  • Cohering via Co-hearing: Conversations in Science and Religion

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    Westmont College Santa Barbara, California Inaugurated in 2003, this project is committed to facilitating corporate “hearing” within scientific and religious disciplines and within cultural communities through a series of luncheon forums, public colloquia, inter-institutional, and intimate, invitational settings. Dialogues are cultivated in the academic community in “faculty forums”, with faculty and students of diverse disciplines, between the college and its

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  • Treasure Valley Science-Religion Institute

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    Northwest Nazarene University Nampa, Idaho A faculty-based initiative, this society’s steering committee is composed of faculty from Northwest Nazarene University, as well as Albertson College of Idaho. Both institutions are located near the Treasure Valley of southwestern Idaho – the most heavily populated region of the state. The committee represents a range of disciplines including theology, philosophy, chemistry, counseling, history

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  • Elizabethtown College Center for Science and Religion

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    Elizabethtown College Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania The Elizabethtown College Center for Science and Religion is devoted to multidisciplinary, public and cross-institutional dialogue on key issues in the field of science and religion. In addition to regular local meetings of core members and campus-wide events, the Center, often in conjunction with other institutions, devotes itself to public lectures and forums. While the Center

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  • Ignatian Residential College Local Society

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    Fairfield University Fairfield, Connecticut This society invites faculty, staff, students, and community partners to come together to enhance science and religion dialogue on the Fairfield University campus and surrounding area. The society is housed within the Ignatian Residential College, a community of scholars, students, and citizens with a strong conviction of the importance of examining life’s purpose and meaning based

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  • Greenville Religion and Science Society

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    Greenville College Greenville, Illinois The Steering Committee of this society includes faculty from the departments of philosophy, chemistry, biology, theology, psychology, and mathematics. Each year, the committee selects one text, as the foundational reading and catalyst for monthly meetings and discussion sessions for society participants. At least once per semester, a local clergy member is invited to present materials. Yearly

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  • ENTREAT

    By on October 12, 2011

    The University of the South (Sewanee) Sewanee, Tennessee Members of the University’s School of Theology, as well as Biology, Chemistry, Economics, and Physics Departments comprise the core group of this society, acting as a working “prototype” for Province of Sewanee dioceses. The society is hosted by the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Theology at Sewanee. Science

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  • Highlands Institute LSI

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    Highlands Institute for American Religious and Philosophical Thought (HIARPT) Highlands, North Carolina Since 1990, HIARPT has been engaged in dialogue between classical American philosophy, particularly pragmatism, and religious thought. Growing out of the American Journal of Theology & Philosophy, scholars have gathered each summer to work, meet and discuss core topics during seminars and conferences. Over the years, science and

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  • The DeVry Local Society Initiative in Technology, Society, and Culture: Reflections on Technological Change and its Implications for Humanity

    By on October 12, 2011

    Faculty Development Committee of DeVry University New Brunswick, New Jersey The issues raised in consideration of technology, society and culture are particularly relevant to the DeVry community since it specializes in technology education with a general education component. Faculty of DeVry University, North Brunswick, NJ, drawn from fields of philosophy and theology, information sciences, mathematics, education, physics, chemical engineering, and

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  • Society for Philosophical Study of Religion, Science and Asian Thought (SPSRSAT)

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    West Chester UniversityWest Chester, Pennsylvania The core-planning group of SPSRSAT consists of members from faculties of philosophy, physics, communication, peace and conflict studies, and ethnic studies of West Chester University, as well as members of the faculties of history and sociology of science, Chinese, and the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Dialogue plans cover a

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  • Pathways to Flourishing: A Dialogue of Science, Religion and Politics at Middlebury College

    By on October 12, 2011

    Middlebury College Middlebury, Vermont With membership initially drawn from faculty, staff, and the local clergy association this group seeks to encourage student participation and reach beyond the campus into the surrounding community of church members, scientists, local physicians, artists, and other area colleges and universities. The society facilitates dialogue between science and religion in response to the following question: What

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  • Au Sable Institute Graduate Fellows Program

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    Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies Grand Rapids, Michigan This initiative seeks to raise up “a generation of leaders for a new century to help meet the challenges of humankind’s growing power in and over creation”. The LSI expansion of the Au Sable Graduate Fellows Program includes a science and religion dialogue project, with outreach to three additional major research

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  • Faculty Conversations on Intelligent Design at the University of Minnesota

    By on October 12, 2011

    MacLaurin Institute University of Minnesota Minneapolis, Minnesota The goal of this society is, in the words of its Chair, to “provide an on-going framework for members of the faculty…to explore the theoretical, academic, and policy implications of Intelligent Design theory.” This Society is committed to exploring issues and exchanging perspectives with two other regional LSI groups – the North Central

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  • Chippewa Valley Dialogue on Science and Religion

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    University of Wisconsin Eau Claire and UWEC FoundationEau Claire, Wisconsin Bringing together a diversity of academics, clergy, medical and educational professionals this society facilitates a rigorous, broad-based and productive discussion of science and religion. The group works to address the currently polarized atmosphere surrounding various issues in science and faith, and to foster respectful and informal dialogue. The Society engages

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  • Central Pennsylvania Forum for Religion and Science

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    Messiah College Grantham, Pennsylvania The Central Pennsylvania Forum for Religion and Science (CPFRS) builds on the decade-long involvement of Messiah College with the local community in providing programs that explore science and religion. The goal of the forum is to foster a deeper understanding of how religious beliefs interact with the natural sciences, medicine, and some aspects of the social

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  • GOODSTAR (Growing Open Oklahoma Dialogue in Science Technology, and Religion)

    By on October 12, 2011

    Oklahoma City University Wimberly School of Religion and Graduate Theological Center Oklahoma City, Oklahoma With matching funds provided by the Wimberly Center for Continuing Education and the Wimberly School of Religion, the society brings together members of local churches and faith groups, universities, and scientific-technological institutions for monthly symposiums and ongoing web-based discussion. Events consist of a moderated symposium, with

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  • Teilhard Religion and Science Society

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    Loyola Marymount UniversityLos Angeles, California Core planners and participants of this group represent fields of theology and the natural sciences. Membership and outreach is open to scholars, clergy, campus ministries, and students in science and theology, denominational bodies, and interested community members. The society meets monthly during the academic year to study and discuss issues such as religious cosmologies, physics

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  • The Baylor Society for Conversations in Religion, Ethics and Science

    By on October 11, 2011

    Baylor UniversityDepartment of Environmental Studies Waco, Texas This group consists of Baylor faculty and students, along with interested professionals and students from regional churches, hospitals, industries and other educational institutions. The Society actively recruits undergraduate and graduate student members and involves them in planning and organizational roles. Membership is open to all faiths, and the Society actively seeks to diversify

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  • Collegiate Peaks Forum Series

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    Collegiate Peaks Forum Series Buena Vista, Colorado The Collegiate Peaks Forum Series began in 2003, bringing together local educators, theologians, lawyers, doctors, accountants, homemakers, scientists, consultants, students, and professionals to explore the challenging questions raised by the interrelationship of philosophy, religion, and science, and their ethical implications. The Forum Series offers the community thought-provoking lectures and discussions on contemporary and

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  • Florida Center for Science and Religion

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    Florida Southern College Lakeland, Florida The Florida Center for Science and Religion began its work with the participation of students and members of faculty from FSC in religion, biology, philosophy, chemistry, clergy representatives, a representative from local public schools, and members of the surrounding community. In addition, the Center has formed a consortium with institutions throughout central Florida with an

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  • North Berkshire Center for Religion and Science

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    Williams College Williamstown, Massachusetts This Center combines membership from Williams College faculty and student body with local church and synagogue congregations, as well as the interested public in Williamstown and its environs. Through “constructive discussions,” this society means to promote interaction in which participants learn with each other and from each other, to increase their own understanding of religion and

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  • UIC Society on Science and Spirituality

    By on October 11, 2011

    University of Illinois at Chicago With a planning committee consisting of members of the student body, diverse faculty members of humanities, medicine and sciences at UIC, and a member of the Parliament of World’s Religions, this society supports a multitude of activities. Events are open to the public and well publicized within the larger community. Monthly meetings incorporate talks and

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  • Chico Triad on Philosophy, Theology, and Science

    By on October 11, 2011

    Bidwell Presbyterian Church Chico, California The Chico Triad “seeks to present responsible academic scholarship into mainstream ecclesial discussion.” The society brings together a core membership from fields of philosophy and physical sciences, clergy, and parish members for bi-monthly meetings to consider seminal texts and readings in the field of science and faith. Members of the Triad consider the concept of

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  • Society for Religion, Science, and Technology Studies at Yale

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    Initiative in Religion, Science & Technology Yale University Divinity School New Haven, Connecticut As a Local Societies Initiative grantee, beginning in 2006, the Initiative in Religion, Science & Technology (IRST) will reach beyond the Divinity School to promote exchange with scientific, technological, medical, ecological, theological, ethical professionals and pastoral services as a membership society. Current active members include faculty and

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  • Isthmus Society – Dialogue among Religions and Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

    By on October 11, 2011

    University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison, Wisconsin A network of scientists, scholars, religious leaders, students and interested community members, this society has launched a ‘two-fold mission of outreach and scholarly entrepreneurship’ to encourage thoughtful, informed and balanced exploration of issues in science and religion. With a combination of local talent and distinguished visiting scholars, the Society offers at least two public lectures

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  • Life Sciences and Religion Community Forum of Central Virginia

    By on October 11, 2011

    Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, Virginia This society provides a public forum for citizens to dialogue openly, critically and creatively about issues in science and religion. Bringing together individuals with diverse religious and scientific perspectives, the Community Forum promotes cooperative learning, mutual understanding, and the development of informed positions on such things as stem cell research, cloning, assisted reproduction, genetic engineering,

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  • Center for Cooperative Phenomena

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    Department of PhysicsUniversity of Central Missouri Warrensburg, Missouri This initiative joins a core membership of local leaders in religion and the sciences in a spirit of mutual understanding and humility to raise the level of scientific understanding in religious communities and increase cooperation between academic fields. To encourage a greater appreciation of the spiritual significance of science, the group hosts

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  • Delaware Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion (D-DoSER)

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    First Unitarian Church (First U) and the Community for Integrative Learning (CIL) Wilmington, Delaware The Delaware Dialogue initially includes members of CIL, First U and its ministers, scientists from area science-based companies such as DuPont and Astra Zeneca, several teachers from the Academy of Life Long Learning at the University of Delaware and professors of genetics and evolutionary biology from

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  • Furthering the Integration of Religion, Science, and Technology (FIRST)

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    Southeastern CollegeLakeland, Florida A recently formed organization, FIRST is dedicated to “furthering the understanding of the interplay between faith and science through development of web resources, promotion of written materials, hosting seminars, workshops, conferences, student video nights, book discussions, and community outreach to reach into the evangelical Christian community and beyond.” This group represents a joint project of the departments

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  • A Grand Dialogue in Science and Religion for the Greater Grand Rapids Area

    By on October 11, 2011

    Grand Valley State University Allendale, Michigan An outgrowth of a faculty discussion group founded in 1997, composed of faculty from departments of physics, mathematics, chemistry, biology, philosophy, history and campus ministry at Grand Valley, this effort now invites participation through an inter-institutional advisory board to expand programs with partner institutions in the area. Religious backgrounds of core participants include the

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  • New Horizons: A Society for the Study of Science and World Religions

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    Steel Center for the Study of Religion and Philosophy Hendrix College Conway, Arkansas With an advisory board of academicians from Hendrix and other area institutions representing the fields of biology, religious studies, psychology, epidemiology, physics, mathematics, along with an Imam from the Islamic Society of Little Rock, New Horizons explores “the theoretical and practical intersection of science and religion as

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  • Yoga and Meditation Society for the Scientific Study of Spirituality

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    State University of New York, Oneonta Oneonta, New York The goal of this Local Society is to promote, on a formal and regular basis, a dynamic dialogue on the interaction of religion and science using yoga and meditation as a model. Studies on contemplative practice are readily available for discussion and debate and are instrumental in carrying on a vital

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  • The Hyde Park Religion and Science Society

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    Zygon Center for Religion and Science Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago Chicago, Illinois In addition to the religion-and-science option in the Ph.D. program, the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago has introduced a new religion and science emphasis for students in Masters programs. As a complement to this emphasis, LSTC offers activities in order to expand the breadth of

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  • Silicon Valley Women’s Group (SVWG) and Retreat Program for Women in Academics

    By on October 11, 2011

    Institute for Social Responsibility, Ethics and Education (ISREE)Women in Religion, Ethics and the Sciences (WiRES) San Jose, California Two programs are planned in this innovative initiative to bring together professional women in unique opportunities for discussion and mutual insight. The first, aimed at the wide array of local women in scientific industry in the Silicon Valley area meeting once per

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  • Genetic Frontiers: Challenge to Humanity and Our Religious Traditions

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    National Conference for Community and Justice Detroit, Michigan In 1986, the Muslim, Christian, Jewish “Trialog” Leadership Forum was formed to “promote understanding and education amongst all races and religions of the metropolitan Detroit area through year-long discussions and an annual symposium.” Topics for discussion are chosen yearly; however, the topic of “Genetic Frontiers”, being a diverse and expansive one, will

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  • Ethics at the Edge: Exploring Contemporary Issues in Science, Technology and Health South Dakota Coalition for Spirituality and Healing

    By on October 11, 2011

    Center for Ethics and Caring at Sioux Valley Hospital / Augustana College Sioux Falls, South Dakota A threefold outreach, via graduate and undergraduate programs, faculty development, and community discussion was undertaken by this project to explore the broad range of the “unique tensions that exist between technology, science, religion, and health”. Local physicians, clergy, and academicians from the Center for

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  • Religion and Medicine Interest Group

    By on October 11, 2011

    University of Texas Southwestern Medical School Dallas, Texas In conjunction with The Church of the Incarnation and represented by a diverse group of medical and academic professionals, this discussion group began in the summer of 2000. The group hosts quarterly meetings with members presenting their work in the area of religion and science. Three extensive conferences were held to address

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  • Baranzano Society

    By on October 11, 2011

    DeSales University Center Valley, Pennsylvania This Local Society is geographically situated in a region where healthcare is a major industry. The Baranzano Society is composed of university faculty representing the natural sciences, healthcare studies, philosophy, and theology. In addition, the group includes regional healthcare professionals as well as students of biology, chemistry, nursing, and those studying to be physician assistants.

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  • Science & Religion Discussion Group of Northwest Pennsylvania

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    Mercyhurst College Erie and Meadville, Pennsylvania The Science and Religion Discussion Group of Northwestern Pennsylvania consists of primarily three separate discussion groups. Each group meets monthly and ranges in size from 7 to 20 people. Moreover, each group is centered in one (or two) houses of worship in the Erie area. The intimate size of each group and the common

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  • Arizona Forum for Science and Religion

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    Canyon Institute for Advanced Studies Phoenix, Arizona Designed to be a permanent entity within the Canyon Institute, this society promotes a “local network and community of scholars and other thinkers who share interests in exploring and illuminating the working space where religion and science intersect”. Exploring a wide range of topics in contemporary science and faith, public lecture series represents

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  • Science and Religion in Dialogue at Yale

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    The Episcopal Church at Yale New Haven, Connecticut Science and Religion in Dialogue is a program aimed at fostering a university and citywide inter-denominational and inter-religious dialogue on the relationships between scientific discoveries and the religious quest. The group meets biweekly to review and discuss topics in the neurosciences, molecular genetics, ecology, theology, ethics and belief. Plans involve bringing together leading

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