Life Sciences and Society. What is the significance of personal responsibility for thinking about health and disease? What can be learnt from philosophical, religious and theological traditions concerning responsibility's relationship to compassion in determining answers to this question? Join Dr Joshua Hordern, Associate Professor of Christian Ethics, University of Oxford, Oxford Healthcare Values Partnership, as he explores these questions. Light refreshments will be available from 12.45 and the lecture will begin promptly at 13.15. Click Here for more information. Date and Time Wed 22 March 2017 12:45 – 14:15 GMT Add to Calendar Location Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge Wollaston Road Cambridge CB1 2EW View Map View Map https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/compassion-and-responsibility-in-healthcare-tickets-31635472550?aff=Newsletter1
Outer space prompts the inner soul to ask Big Questions. Despite all the numbers, calculations, and estimations made by astronomers, the scientific mind cannot contain (let alone suppress) the volcanic excitement erupting from within us that is prompted by the unfathomable vastness of the universe. Astrobiologists may look for facts, but what they spawn is exhilaration. We find astrobiologists busy scanning our skies in Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, South America, and North America. NASA's Astrobiology Roadmap and Astrobiology Strategy (NASA) orient researchers to the origin of life on Earth, a second genesis of life off-Earth, and the future of earthlings traveling in space. Theologians share in the scientific fervor and are responding on two frontiers: astrotheology and astroethics. We expect that in time versions of astrotheology will arise
November 2017: ISSR will be organising one or more events linked to the AAR meeting in Boston. April 2018: ISSR is in discussion with ESSSAT about a joint meeting in Lyon on 'Nature and Beyond'. Summer 2019: ISSR plans to organise a conference on Religion and Human Evolution.