The International Society for Science and Religion is an organisation committed to studies reflecting the conviction that the dialogue between science and religion is of wide social and cultural importance. The underlying commitment of ISSR is that religion and science each proceed best when they are pursued in dialogue with each other.
Members of ISSR have a keen interest in the study of science and religion, but above all share a recognition of the value and the intellectual integrity of pursuing both scientific and theological understanding. Members need not necessarily identify with any particular faith tradition, nor need they identify with any faith tradition at all. While members of all or no faith traditions are welcome at ISSR, what unites us is our commitment to excellence in the pursuit of scientific and religious understanding.
Members benefit from regular communications from the Society, reduced fees for Society conferences and reduced subscriptions to journals in the science and religion field, including Philosophy, Theology and the Sciences; Science and Christian Belief; Theology and Science; and Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science.
The ISSR has two membership categories: Fellows and Associates.
Associate membership is obtained on an annual subscription basis. Potential applicants should fill out the registration form, and pay the appropriate Associate fee. The applicant’s details will be passed to our President who will then make formal contact. Any queries about associate membership can be addressed directly to ISSR using the following contact address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Associates enjoy all the benefits of ISSR membership as listed above, but are not involved in the running of the Society itself.
The 2017 Associate subscription fees are £50 (£25 for those on low income).
Fellowship of the ISSR is awarded on the basis of nominations given by an existing Fellow. Such nominations are then considered by the Society’s Membership and Executive Committees.
The 2017 Fellowship subscription fees are £80 (£25 for those on low income).
‘Low Income’ Status
Associates and Fellows who are of ‘low income’ status have their subscription rates further reduced. The 2017 definition of ‘low income’ is an income, before taxes or other compulsory outgoings, of less than 25,000 pounds (GBP). Those applying on the basis of low income status should send an accompanying mail to ISSR (email@example.com) for their consideration.