Parish St. Nicholas Craiova, Romania
Archbishop’s Siege Craiova
This society brings together an interdisciplinary membership of members of the Orthodox Romanian Church, including priests, scientists and professors, organized at the Conference Hall of the St. Nicholas Parish of Craiova, in partnership with the Center for Theological and Applied Sciences of the Archbishopric of Craiova. The main focus is on questions of creationism and evolution, along with an open consideration of a broad array of issues in science and faith. Members are reaching out to area scientific organizations and representatives from various fields to engage further expertise in questions of natural science, ethics, faith ,and morality in the context of a rapidly changing society. Outreach efforts focus particularly on bringing professional scientists into the discussions at hand. Meeting twice monthly, the society promotes study and dialogue in science and religion, and plans and organizes public seminars, workshops and debates, ensuring a balanced exploration of subjects. Topics survey the history and contemporary state of science and religion dialogue; Darwinian revolution and Christianity; the human genome; cosmic evolution and other issues in the relationship of faith and science. Matching funds are provided by the St. Nicholas Parish, Craiova.