IX Latin-American Conference on Science & Religion

8-10 February 2017 at Puebla in Mexico

ISSR will be joining the The Centro de Estudios en Ciencia y Religión (CECIR), at the Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla (UPAEP) (www.cienciayreligion.org), Puebla, Mexico and the Fundación DECYR (www.fundaciondecyr.org), La Plata, Argentina to co-organise the IX Latin American Conference on Science and Religion. The conference will be held in Mexico.

The theme reflects the importance of promoting the dialogue between science and religion, not only among specialists but within public opinion and the different national education systems. The time is now ripe to focus on the educational and cultural debates about science and religion in Latin America, as as in other regions of the world. Besides many new initiatives on science and religion throughout the region at the different educational levels, we hope to promote the inclusion of science within seminaries.

There will be a three-day conference, with two plenary lectures each day, one (or two) simultaneous panel discussion in the mornings, and several sets of simultaneous contributed papers. The major topics will be:

  • Education on science and religion: from research to the classroom
  • The social function of the dialogue between science and religion
  • The big questions surrounding the epistemology, methodology, and history of science and religion

The main languages of the conference will be Spanish and English, but will also include Portuguese and other languages. The plenary speakers will include Professor Michael Reiss, President of ISSR and Professor Celia Deane-Drummond. Further details at www.cyral.org/en/issr-conference-mexico