Science and Religions for peace

What we are experiencing these days, due to the war in Ukraine, challenges our consciences. As members of the DISF Research Center, we feel compelled to deliver a brief reflection. We are encouraged by the many scientific organizations that in these days have issued statements condemning the Russian invasion of the Ukrainian State and expressing solidarity with those who are suffering the consequences of this war, especially the many civilians besieged in the major cities of Ukraine, whose critical conditions are under everyone's eyes and are for us cause of suffering [read more]

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Raymond Lully died in Bougie (in present-day Algeria). He was a Franciscan missionary in northern Africa and Asia after studying Arabic and Hebrew. Lully was a man of vast interests, writing works on mysticism, philosophy, logic, medicine, mathematics, astronomy, and pedagogy. He contributed to the development of science in the first medieval universities.


Angelo Secchi was born in Reggio Emilia. He was a Jesuit priest and astronomer. Formed in England and the United States, in 1849 he assumed direction of the Observatory at the Roman College in Rome. With Pietro Tacchini and Lorenzo Respighi, he founded the Society of Italian Spectroscopy Society from which came to be formed the present day Italian Astronomical Society. It was through them that the path from astronomy to astrophysics was laid. Secchi made the first spectral classification of the stars. With his popularization and scientific writings, he contributed to the development of a Christian-inspired dimension of science in the midst of a strongly anti-Catholic moment in history, for which he personally paid the price.

On the Human Dimensions of Scientific Knowledge


Interdisciplinary Encyclopedia of Religion and Science

The Encyclopedia, published by the Centro di Documentazione Interdisciplinare di Scienza e Fede operating at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome, provides new, scholarly articles in the rapidly growing international field of Religion and Science (ISSN: 2037-2329). INTERS is a free online encyclopedia.

Anthology and Documents

To emphasize and spread relevant documents within the scientific community, this section provides key materials concerning the dialogue among science, philosophy and theology.


Special Issues

We offer here a selection of comments and documents on special issues in Religion and Science, collected for anniversaries and/or for the relevance of the topics.