Evolution, Religion & Suffering

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 suggestion was that these views are under-determined by empirical data and may be over-influenced by naturalistic assumptions.

The second day covered a variety of topics.

On the last day of the conference, there was an examination of the reception of Darwin in different world faith traditions, with a special focus on the problem of suffering.