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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

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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.”

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ISSR Conference: Religion, Evolution and Social Bonding – 21st-24th July 2019

The International Society for Science and Religion (ISSR) There will be an open conference of the ISSR on Religion, Evolution and

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Sometimes spouses will look back on the time of their getting to know one another and say, half-jokingly, that on a

Religion Hurts, a Q&A with John Bowker

John Bowker's new book Religion Hurts draws together sciences and religions to show how they can create a new and different

Temples of Modernity: Nationalism, Hinduism, and Transhumanism in South Indian Science, by Robert M Geraci

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Colloque “Théologie Orthodoxe et Science” Full Video

Dear ISSR Member,   Please follow this YouTube link to watch the full Colloque, held in Paris, October 6th, 2018.  

Announcing a Special Session at the 2018 American Academy of Religion in Denver, organized by the International Society for Science and Religion for Saturday morning, November 17

Theme: Exoplanets, Aliens, and Multiple Incarnations? Christian Theology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life (SETI) Michael Reiss, President of the ISSR,

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