Pursuing Global Understanding, Reconciliation and Change

The Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto

November 2nd – 6th 2018


The Science & Religion track has been created jointly by the Institute on Religion in an Age of Science (IRAS) and the International Society on Science and Religion (ISSR), specifically addressing the major themes of the 2019 Parliament. The presenters include some experienced academics (including one Nobel Laureate) and representatives of several major religions in the world, all of whom take seriously the latest knowledge developed by sound science. Issues addressed include human origins, cosmology, the nature of evil, genetic manipulation, climate change, food distribution, the brain and human emotion, the search for life in the galaxy, human health and well being. Each session will present latest research with slide illustrations, and each presenter will allow time for questions and discussion. For more information, visit our booth # 425 in the Parliament’s Exhibit Fair.


There will be a number of presentations on science and religion at the Parliament. One that ISSR is sponsoring is by Moez Masoud on Science, Religion and Global Justice.

On Moez, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moez_Masoud

The Parliament is scheduled to run November 1 through 7, 2018.

All sessions will be held in the Metro Toronto Convention Centre


This is the Roster of Science & Religion Sessions sponsored by IRAS & ISSR


Friday, November 2, 2018:


Nancy Ellen Abrams

The Unifying Potential of a Real God in the Scientific Universe

12:15pm, Room 706


Grace Wolf-Chase

Understanding Scientific Discovery through Participation

3:15pm, Room 703


Saturday, November 3, 2018:


Paul H. Carr

Climate, Carbon & Ground of All Being

12:15pm, Room 712


Solomon Katz

Food Scarcity, Safety, Imbalance and Population Challenges

1:15pm, Room 712


William D. Phillips

Ordinary Faith, Ordinary Science

6:00pm, Room 603


Sunday, November 4, 2018

V.V. Raman

Science & Religion: A Unified Vision

12:15pm, Room 712


Carol Wayne White

Reinvisioning Hope: Anthropogenic Climate Change, Learned Ignorance, and Religious Naturalism

1:15pm, Room 712


Janet Rossant and James Peterson

Gene Editing Our Children and Their Children: Genes, Justice and Future Generations

2:15pm, Room 712


Sol Katz

Implementing a Scientific, Socially Inclusive, Sustainable, Interfaith Food Program in Ethnically Diverse Urban Communities

2:15pm, Room 713B


Anindita Balslev

Pluralism and Peace Making: Contemporary Hindu Perspectives

2:15 pm, Room 107


Andrew Newberg and Rabbi David Halprin

Neurotheology and Compassion

6:00pm, Room 713A


Tuesday, November 6, 2019:


Fraser Watts and Moez Masoud

Science, Religion & Global Justice

12:15pm, Room 717A


William Shoemaker

The Origin of Evil and the Brain Network

2:15pm, Room 712


Michael Summers

The New Search for Life Beyond our Solar System

3:15pm, Room 712


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