Upcoming conferences organized by other bodies are listed in the ISSR Blog section. The following conferences and events have been organized by ISSR.
2018 ESSSAT/ISSR Conference, Lyon
Nature and Beyond – Immanence and Transcendence in Science and Religion
The 2018 Conference of ESSSAT (the European Society for the Study of Science and Theology) is being organised in partnership with ISSR. The theme is Nature and Beyond: Transcendence and Immanence in Science and Religion, and it will be held in Lyon, France – April 17th – 22nd, 2018. ISSR members will be able to register at the same reduced rate as ESSSAT members
17 November 2017 at the Hynes Convention Center, Boston.
ISSR will be hosting the following two events: “Attending to Symbiosis: Theology and the Connectedness of Nature” and “CRISPR/Cas and Human Germline Gene Editing: Possibilities and Perspectives” in Boston, USA. These mini-conferences will be taking place the day before the opening of the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion. Please click above for details.
19-22 July 2017 at St Anne’s College Oxford
ISSR is joining the Ian Ramsey Centre in Oxford in organising their annual summer conference in 2017, beginning on the evening of Wednesday 19 July 2017 and ending with breakfast on Sunday 22 July 2017.
8-10 February 2017 at Puebla in Mexico
ISSR will be joining the The Centro de Estudios en Ciencia y Religión, at the Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla, Puebla, Mexico and the Fundación DECYR, La Plata, Argentina.
18-19 November 2016 in San Antonio, Texas
ISSR is offering at least three sessions featuring new research in science and religion and held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion.
21-24 November 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia
The American Academy of Religion met in Atlanta, Georgia and once again ISSR held a 24-hour mini-conference to take place on the eve of the annual meeting.
27-29 August 2015 in Vienna
ISSR collaborated with Sigmund Freud University in Vienna to organize an International Congress during 27-29 August 2015 on Science and/or Religion: A 21st Century Debate.
November 2014 in San Diego
The ISSR sponsored a 24-hour conference on the eve of the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, which was held in San Diego in late November.
22-23 November 2013 in Baltimore USA
A North American regional meeting associated with the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion. Speakers included Theology & Science Editors Ted Peters, Robert Russell and Joshua Moritz; Philip Clayton, Ronald Cole-Turner…
20-23 September 2012 in Akademie Lokkum, Germany
A conference on the theme of ‘Human Nature and Embodied Cognition’ convened as part of the ISSR project on ‘Human Nature and Embodied Cognition: Perspectives from Science and the World’s Religions’.
21 -23 June 2011 at American University of Sharjah, UAE
The Belief in Dialogue: Science, Culture & Modernity Conference was jointly organised by the British Council, in partnership with the American University of Sharjah and in association with the International Society for Science and Religion. The conference forms part of the British Council’s global Belief in Dialogue programme.
7-11 July 2010 at St Anne’s College and The Clarendon Laboratory, Oxford
Incorporating an 80th birthday celebration of the work of John Polkinghorne, a book of the conference’s main papers, together with the best essays from an associated essay competition, has been edited by Fraser Watts and Christopher C. Knight.
3-5 July 2009 at Cambridge, UK
The focus of the first day of the conference was on the Evolution of Religion, developing a critical evaluation and moving towards an alternative approach to currently prevailing views. The second day covered a variety of topics and on the last day of the conference, there was an examination of the reception of Darwin in different world faith traditions.
2006 at Cambridge UK
The 2006 conference focused on one of the prime issues of the current dialogue of science and theology, and some of its main contributions are to be incorporated in a book edited by Nancey Murphy and Christopher C.Knight, Human Identity at the Intersection of Science, Technology & Religion (Ashgate 2010).
2004 in Boston, USA
In 2004, with its second conference in Boston, ISSR consolidated its presence in the science-religion field, the event culminating in a highly publicized public lecture by three Templeton Prize-winning ISSR members.
2002 in Granada, Spain
ISSR held the first of its bi-annual conferences in Granada, Spain. Here, ISSR met as a learned Society in an academic environment for the first time and in so doing clearly established itself on the ‘Science and Religion map’.