Saint Vincent Science and Religion Discussion Forum
Saint Vincent College
Building upon many existing programs at Saint Vincent College, this group brings together members from a variety of disciplines in hard and social sciences, religious and philosophy to explore pressing issues, create a structured dialogue, and share insights with broader communities both locally and globally. The Benedictine hallmarks of community, care, hospitality, stewardship, and humility serve as touchstones for the collaborative study of issues. Each semester, the Forum will select a topic of emphasis and related texts to help focus the discussions. Topics may include physical cosmology, evolutionary biology, biotechnology, and ecology. The forum meets formally each month, with asynchronous discussion continuing online between meetings around a small number of focus questions. Members of the Forum will also seek ways to incorporate the discussion of science and religion into courses taught at the College. Guest speakers with unique expertise and perspectives will be sought to increase the diversity of ideas brought to the group. Each semester, a log of the activities and a brief summary from each member will be posted on the website. Postings will serve as a means to engage with other LSI groups in discussion. Matching funds are provided by Saint Vincent College.