Religion & Science in Dialogue Working Group
This academic working group is intended to foster a university-wide dialogue on the relationships between scientific findings and the religious quest, with a particular emphasis on the cognitive sciences, consciousness theory, ontology, and their impact on questions of scientific world views, theology, ethics, and belief. Undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and the academically engaged public are invited, especially those interested in exploring the reconciliation of scientific understandings with spiritual and religious commitments. A professional science background is not required. The group co-sponsors presentations by scientists, theologians, and ethicists from Yale and elsewhere, conducts an active academic online dialogue, and intends to develop group-authored publications and symposia on topics involving science and technology in light of spiritual and religious perspectives. Funded by generous grants from the Metanexus Society’s Local Societies Initiative, with matching funds from the Yale Divinity School and material support from the Institute for Sacred Music and other Yale institutions.
Led by James Clement van Pelt, this group meets on three times a month on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 PM in the ISM Seminar Room at Yale Divinity School. If you are interested in joining us, or simply want more information, please e-mail James.
REL 866: Religion, Science & Technology: Issues in Encounter