Science and Religion Association of Azusa (SARAA)
Center for Research in Science
Azusa Pacific University
The steering committee of the ARS Society merges leaders of the Center for Research on Science and scholars of theology, natural, and social sciences. Outreach invites membership from students, faculty, staff, local clergy, and laity from the surrounding area. Monthly meetings led by members and invited guest lecturers focus on readings, significant scientific information and how findings might challenge, threaten, or reinforce religious views. Topics explore historical and cultural developments, causes for the assumed conflict between science and religion, and contemporary issues in the fields represented by membership. Biannual speakers provide insight and expertise and complement reading and discussions. A standpoint of openness to alternative views will be reflected in chosen readings and diversity of speaker perspectives. Matching funds are provided by Azusa Pacific University.