A One-Day Conference 

21-22 November 2014 at the San Diego Convention Center

On 21-22 November 2014, the International Society for Science and Religion (ISSR) will host a 24-hour conference at the San Diego Convention Center, just before the opening of the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion.  

The Conference is free and open to the general public.  No prior registration is required.  You do not have to register for the AAR Annual Meeting to attend, but all are encouraged to review the AAR events related to science, technology, environmental concerns, ethics, and religion.  AAR Program.

The ISSR Conference features three sessions:

  • The Friday afternoon session from 1:00 to 4:30 will focus on the latest research on the topic of emergence in the fields of biology and physics, asking about the implications of these findings for philosophy and world religions.

  • On Friday evening from 7:00 to 9:00, ISSR joins a co-sponsor, "Word Made Fresh," to take up some of the challenges that science presents especially for evangelical Christians, with a set of lectures around the theme "Science and Christian Scripture: Issues of Origins and Evolution."

  • The Saturday morning session, from 8:30 to 11:30, focuses on ecological and environmental concerns and the multi-faceted challenge they present for the religions today.  Immediately after this session, at 11:45, the AAR meeting begins with a plenary session featuring the most recent study of climate change presented by members of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (AAR registration required).

Speakers are still being selected.  Information will be posted when it is available.  For inquiries, please contact Ron Cole-Turner at coleturn@pts.edu. 

  


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