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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

Projects

“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.

Theological Neuroethics: Christian Ethics Meets the Science of the Human Brain, by Neil Messer

While I was writing my new book Theological Neuroethics (Messer 2017), I had many conversations with colleagues, students and friends about

The New Biology: Implications for Philosophy, Theology and Education by Fraser Watts

  The joint conference of the Ian Ramsey Centre and ISSR in the summer this year (2017) provided a great opportunity

On Faith and Science: Welcome to Our Dialogue by Ed Larson and Michael Ruse

Harris Wiseman of ISSR was kind enough to ask us to write a few words about our new book, On Faith

Bridging the Two Cultures of Science and the Humanities. Application deadline extended to 10th October 2017

Recognizing that the start of the academic year can be a challenging time to martial major grant applications, the CCCU subsidiary

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

Join the dialogue

Find out more about our upcoming conferences and follow the science and religion conversation on social media.

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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