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. See Schedule.
The ISSR Conference features three sessions:
On Friday afternoon from 1:00 to 4:30, we present a panel on "Emergence in Science and Religion: Critical Perspectives and New Proposals. Details. Confirmed Speakers include Anton Markoš, Pranab Das, Terrence Deacon, Russell Manning, and Philip Clayton.
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. Confirmed Speakers for the 8:30-11:30 session include John Grim, Ann Pederson, Anne Kull, Celia Deane-Drummond, and William Grassie.