Vimala Society for Science and Religion
The Vimala Society, based in the only women’s college in Thrissur – known as the “cultural capital of Kerala” – serves as a catalyzing agent, promoting science and religion interest beyond the confines of the campus. The Society offers programs designed to promote active interfaith interest in science and religion at both scholarly and popular levels. Bringing together core planners and consultants with proficiencies in theology, sociology, philosophy, physics, chemistry, and mathematics, the group explores historical and contemporary issues in science and faith such as altruism, Intelligent Design theory, faith and health, world religions and contributions to science, modern science and traditional culture, ethics and biotechnology, technological advancement, and eco-theology. Public programs include symposia and festivals aimed at various audiences; an awareness programs for rural women, and a national level Geo-Aqua convention. Programs in the Vimala College setting include seminars, workshops, quiz competitions, group discussions, and paper presentations.