Pomor State University
Monthly seminars bring together specialists, professors and students from host, Center of Christian Culture, Moscow and St. Petersburg Universities’ departments of the sciences, humanities and theology to discuss and prepare presentations and lectures on three major categories of consideration: “Ecology, Well-being, Natural Science and Theology”, “Education, Ethics and Outlook” and “Tradition and Modernism”. The outcome of these deliberations are then presented in the context of a general annual conference. Publication of lectures, seminars and conferences are added to an ongoing series of volumes, generated in alternate years, entitled “Svecha” (Candle). A study-text and interactive courses has been developed and shared, in a distance learning format, with the Russian educational community-at-large as a means of introducing students and faculty to the rich and diverse exploration of the relationship between religion and science. In addition, special student seminars and conferences are organized and open to all interested participants. A website, in both English and Russian, titled “Dialogue of Science and Theology” presents translated materials highlighting current international and Russian-based modern research and classically significant interdisciplinary works that may have otherwise not have been available in Russian translation. Over 1500 hours of video taped lectures and discussions will be transferred to web-broadcast format, presented on the site, and made available through DVD’s. Pomor State University provides matching funds for this effort.