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?”

“ISSR has sponsored some of the most interesting conferences I have attended since its inception.”

“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.”

The latest science & religion news

A service to the community engaged in the dialogue between science and religion provided by the International Society for Science and Religion. ISSR welcomes new information to be put on this site, but reserves the right to use its discretion about what is included and to edit details sent. Please contact us to send new items.

2018 ESSSAT/ISSR Conference

The 2018 Conference of ESSSAT (the European Society for the Study of Science and Theology) is being organised in partnership with

Genes, Determinism and God, by Denis Alexander

“For good nurture and education implant good constitutions, and these good constitutions taking root in a good education improve more and

Book Launch Party July 13th – Genes, Determinism and God, by Denis Alexander

Denis Alexander, Emeritus Director of The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, invites you to a party organised by Cambridge University Press

What is Wisdom? Voices from Psychology and Christian Faith

Throughout history, one tends to find at least two categorically different ways in which wisdom is understood. These might be described

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

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Upcoming ISSR Conferences

Hynes Center Boston

ISSR Sessions at the Annual Meeting of AAR
17 November 2017 at the Hynes Center, Boston, USA

Lyon

2018 ESSSAT/ISSR Conference, Lyon
Nature and Beyond – Immanence and Transcendence in Science and Religion

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