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

Projects

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

“As we face the universal claims of science and confront its new challenges together, may we find a common spiritual ground among ourselves.”

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

The latest science & religion news

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Upcoming ISSR Events Planned for 2017 Through to 2019

November 2017: ISSR will be organising one or more events linked to the AAR meeting in Boston.   April 2018: ISSR

Why the Science-Religion Dialogue Matters

A significant series of books has arisen from the conferences and other activities of ISSR since its inauguration in Granada in

Cybrids and Chimeras

The authors, Sir Brian Heap and Revd. Dr Ronald Cole-Turner, were invited by the Executive Committee of the International Society for

The Concept of ‘Intelligent Design’

The authors of this statement constitute a group set up for the purpose by the Executive Committee of the International Society

Charles Darwin on Religion

The year 2009, which marked the bicentenary of Charles Darwin’s birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of his book

Global Warming

The ISSR Executive Committee have asked ISSR member Sir John Houghton, to write about global warming, climate change and issues of

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Upcoming ISSR Conferences

UPAEP Mexico

IX Latin-American Conference on Science & Religion
8-10 February 2017 at Puebla in Mexico

St Anne's College, Oxford

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

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