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Forthcoming Events, Lectures, Seminars & Short Courses

 

Fall 2017, Online

Telling True Stories About Harmonies Between Science & Religion

In fall 2017, the Think Write Publish program will be offering a four-part online course, "Telling True Stories About Harmonies Between Science & Religion". Taught by Fellows and mentors from the program, the course offers anyone who has experience(s) related to the harmonies between science and religion to join a community of writers. Using project stories as examples, the course will provide training in narrative nonfiction research, writing, and revision and regular feedback on their writing.

See the Think Write Publish website for information.


16-18 September 2016, UK

Reality, Robots and Religion: Human Identity in an Age of Machines

The aim of this weekend event is to address the personal, societal and theological implications of advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotics.

What does it mean to be human in a society increasingly influenced and penetrated by intelligent machines? What are the potential risks and the benefits of this technology, and how should ethical issues be addressed? How do fictional representations of AI and robotics influence contemporary attitudes and technological priorities? How should traditional religious conceptions of humanity be re-imagined in an age of intelligent machines? To what extent do visions of a posthuman future transformed by technology reflect or replace traditional religious apocalyptic aspirations?

These issues are complex, multifaceted and highly contested. Our aim is to host a conversation between participants from a range of disciplines, including computing and robotics, sociology, anthropology, ethics and theology.

Online booking for this course will open on 1st April 2016.

See the Faraday Institute website for information.


3-8 July 2016, UK

Science and Religion: Conversations between Worldviews

A residential course held at Lucy Cavendish College Cambridge on the theme of Science and Religion: Conversations between Worldviews.

Speakers include:
Dr James Hannam
Dr Mark Harris
Rt Revd James Jones
Dr Jonathan Moo
Dr Vinoth Ramachandra
Dr Cara Wall-Scheffler
Prof Laurie Zoloth

See the Faraday Institute website for information.


May 2016, UK

Gifford Lectures 2016

The Gifford Lectures 2016 will be delivered by Kathryn Tanner, Frederick Marquand Professor of Systematic Theology at Yale University in early May 2016.

Established in 1888, the Gifford Lecture series have been one of the foremost lecture series dealing with religion, science and philosophy for more than 100 years.

See the Gifford Lectures website for information.


8-10 April 2016, Indiana, USA

Religion and Science lectures

Goshen College, Indiana, USA is hosting their annual conference on religion and science, 8-10 April 2016.

The format of the conference involves holding three lectures by the guest speaker and moderated discussion sessions with the speaker and smaller groups. Two of the lectures are open to the public. In 2016, the speaker is Prof. Hava Tirosh-Samuelson, Irving and Miriam Lowe Professor of Modern Judaism, Director of Jewish Studies, and Professor of History at Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ.

See the conference website for information.


8 March 2016, UK

The Reception of Evolutionary Ideas in the Muslim World

Faraday Institute for Science and Religion Research Seminar presented by Dr Damian Howard.

1.00 p.m. on Tuesday 8 March 2016 in the Garden Room, Library Building, St. Edmund’s College.

For more information, see the Faraday Institute website.


27 February 2016, UK

Questions of Science and Faith

One day meeting at Hull University exploring fundamental questions of science and faith. Provides an accessible introduction touching on some of the deepest issues of our time including questions about human identity and value and how we comprehend the world around us. Free admission. The meeting is open to anyone interested in the relationship between science and faith and does not assume any prior religious commitment or scientific knowledge.

For more information, see the Faraday Institute website.


23 February 2016, UK

Comets and Asteroids, Moon and Mars, Science and Faith - and Life and Death

Faraday Institute for Science and Religion Research Seminar presented by Prof Monica Grady.

1.00 p.m. on Tuesday 23 February 2016 in the Garden Room, Library Building, St. Edmund's College.

For more information, see the Faraday Institute website.


12-14 February 2016, UK

Biology and Belief

A weekend course, held at Madingley Hall Cambridge, exploring a number of different areas of biology that raise important questions for humankind, and for Christian theology. The aim will be to move beyond the usual controversies about biology and belief, such as discussions about whether evolution is compatible with scripture, exploring instead questions that are coming out of current mainstream science.

Speakers include:
Prof Simon Conway Morris FRS
Prof Stephen Freeland
Prof Jeff Hardin
Dr Rhoda Hawkins
Dr Hilary Marlow
Prof Alister McGrath
Dr Margaret Miller
Prof Jeff Schloss

For more information, see the Faraday Institute website.


9 February 2016, UK

My meandering path within the lands of science and faith

Faraday Institute for Science and Religion Research Seminar presented by Prof. Cees Dekker.

1.00 p.m. on Tuesday 9 February 2016 in the Garden Room, Library Building, St. Edmund's College.

For more information, see the Faraday Institute website.


 
     
 

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