Religion and Medicine Interest Group
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
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 issues related to spirituality and healing, human consciousness and the soul, scientific enquiry and the question of religious experience as scientifically measurable. All conferences were advertised locally and regionally to ensure outreach within the community. Topics explored include: medicine, evolutionary biology, end of life issues and other considerations at the intersection of health and spirituality. Matching funds are provided by the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.