This page lists a number of conferences on topics related to themes discussed within FaSCoRe activities. We are not connected to the institutions or groups organising these conferences, and inclusion in this list does not constitute an endorsement of the conferences or the ideas presented.
Jul. 2018 "Science, Faith and Human Flourishing" (UK)
Faraday Institute for Science and Religion - Summer Course
Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge, UK
1-6 July 2018
Deadline for applications: May 31, 2018
This year's summer course addresses a number of big questions that have enormous impact on how we understand the world around us and how we learn to flourish in a changing environment. What is the nature of the physical universe? How do human beings grow spiritually and morally, even in extreme circumstances? What is the nature of religious experience? How does the impact of robotics and AI technologies affect our understanding of what it means to be human? How do religious scientists relate their scientific understanding to their scriptures and traditions? What does it mean to talk of purpose in biology and how is this relevant to ordinary believers? In this five-day course, we will explore the relationship between science and religion from a variety of perspectives – scientific, historical, theological and philosophical. A team of world-renowned speakers from a range of disciplines will contribute to the dialogue from their own experience and expertise in the keynote lectures. Additional workshops on a range of topics will enable us to explore specific scientific topics in more depth. There will be the opportunity to explore Cambridge's scientific heritage through a number of guided tours.
Revd Dr Roger Abbott : The Role of Religion in Human Responses to Natural Disasters?
Prof. Stephanie Clarke : Is the Human Brain Hard-Wired for Faith?
Revd Dr Joanna Collicutt : The Psychology of Faith
Prof. Keith Fox
Dr Louise Hickman : Historical Perspectives on Natural Theology
Prof. Mike Hulme : Religious Engagements with Climate Change
Prof. Ian Hutchinson : What does science learn from theology and what does theology learn from science?
Dr Lydia Jaeger
Dr Hilary Marlow : The Biblical Ethics of Creation Care
Prof. Tim O'Connor : Ways of knowing in science and faith
Prof. Tim O'Connor : How can we have free will if our brains are determined?
Prof. Paul Shellard : Big Bang Cosmology and Creation Theology
Dr Amy Unsworth : What Do UK Religious Communities Think About Evolution?
Prof. John Walton : Understanding Genesis in Context
Prof. John Wyatt : Could a Robot Ever Have Real Human Identity?
Prof. John Wyatt : Ethical Challenges at the Beginning and End of Life
Prof. Rene van Woudenberg : The Presuppositions of Science, the Bible and Christian Faith
Prof. Rene van Woudenberg : Scientism and the limits of Science
Jul. 2018 "Intelligent Design in the Natural Sciences" (US)
Summer Seminar on Intelligent Design in the Natural Sciences
Center for Science and Culture, Seattle, WA, US
6-14 July 2018
Deadline for applications: April 3, 2018
The CSC Seminar on Intelligent Design in the Natural Sciences will prepare students to make research contributions advancing the growing science of intelligent design (ID). The seminar will explore cutting-edge ID work in fields such as molecular biology, biochemistry, embryology, developmental biology, paleontology, computational biology, ID-theoretic mathematics, cosmology, physics, and the history and philosophy of science. The seminar will include presentations on the application of intelligent design to laboratory research as well as frank treatment of the academic realities that ID researchers confront in graduate school and beyond, and strategies for dealing with them. Although the primary focus of the seminar is science, there also will be discussion of the worldview implications of the debate over intelligent design.
Jul. 2018 "Bioethics and Biotechnology" (US)
American Scientific Affiliation - Annual Conference
Gordon College, Wenham, MA, USA
27-30 July 2018
The 73rd Annual Meeting of the American Scientific Affiliation.
Confirmed Plenary Speaker:
- Nigel M. de S. Cameron
- Noreen Herzfeld
- Douglas A. Lauffenburger
- Jeff Schloss
Feb. 2019 "Science and Orthodoxy around the World" (Greece)
Science and Orthodoxy around the World
Third International Conference
Watch this space for more details.
Jul. 2019 "Evolution and Theodicy" (UK)
Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion - Summer Conference
The University of Oxford, UK
The conference theme is confirmed as Evolution and Theodicy.
Watch this space for more details.
Jul. 2021 "Interaction of Science and Faith in a Challenging World" (UK)
The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion - Summer Course
Online and in Cambridge, UK
4 - 9 July 2021
Speaker: Prof Alister McGrath
More information coming soon.