Michael J. Reiss

Statement from the President

Welcome to the website of the International Society for Science and Religion. The relationship between science and religion has been a complicated one over the last century or two, and one that has attracted enormous public interest. Many of us believe that there is no necessary incompatibility between the two, and that they can be brought into fruitful dialogue.

Members of the Society examine the relationship between science and religion from the perspective of many different disciplines, and our membership includes scientists, theologians, historians, philosophers and others. As an international society, we are very conscious that we live in a pluralistic world, including a great diversity of religions, as well as many different sciences. We aim to make the Society as representative of this cultural diversity as possible.

Our activities include conferences (most of which are open to the public), and various other research and dissemination projects; we also publish on this website clear and balanced statements on a range of contentious issues. We aim to include in our membership the leading figures around the world concerned with science and religion, and to advance exploration of their interface for the benefit of all.

Thank you for visiting our website. We hope you will find what you are looking for here. We would welcome your comments and feedback.

Michael J. Reiss, President

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“What we are hoping for is a cross-fertilization between two of the greatest forces of the human spirit – science and religion.”

“Once our spiritual nature is recognized, how is it possible to bring violence to each other?”

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“The ISSR aims at bringing out the best aspects from both Science and Religion: rigor, humility, awe, progress, and more. I am pleased to be part of this very worthy endeavour.”

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Bridging the Two Cultures of Science and the Humanities II, 2017–19

Dear Colleagues, Bridging the Two Cultures of Science and the Humanities II, 2017–19, is a significant opportunity for up to 25

Conference Bursary Notice – Religion and the Science of Life, St Anne’s College Oxford, from 19-22 July 2017

Applications are invited for bursaries to broaden participation at the joint IRC-ISSR conference on Religion and the Science of Life to

Postdoctoral Research Fellow Post at The University of Queensland

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Falling Stereotypes Open Up Paths to Cooperation Among Science, Religion – Elaine Howard Ecklund

Professor Elaine Howard Ecklund is a leading sociologist studying the interface of science and religion. Her research has demonstrated the (perhaps)

Compassion and Responsibility in Healthcare – March 22nd 2017

Life Sciences and Society. What is the significance of personal responsibility for thinking about health and disease? What can be learnt

“Astrobiology, Astrotheology, and Astroethics” by Ted Peters

Outer space prompts the inner soul to ask Big Questions. Despite all the numbers, calculations, and estimations made by astronomers, the

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Joint Conference on Religion & the Life Sciences
19-22 July 2017 at St Anne’s College Oxford

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