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]

It happened on MAY 25

The English philosopher and apologist William Paley died. He was born in Peterborough (Northamptonshire) in 1743. An exponent of physical-theology, he elaborated a teleological argument, anticipating the contemporary Intelligent Design movement. He set forth his proof in the work Natural Theology: Or, Evidences of the Existence and the Attributes of the Deity Collected from the Appearances of Nature (1802).

On the occasion of the Jubilee of Scientists, Pope John Paul II gave a talk to scientists gathered in St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican: “Men and women of learning, be motivated by the desire to bear witness to your fidelity to Christ! At the dawn of the third millennium, the rich panorama of contemporary culture is opening unprecedented and promising prospects in the dialogue between science and faith, as between philosophy and theology. Devote all your energies to developing a culture and a scientific approach which will always let God's providential presence and intervention be disclosed.”

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.

We’ve been reading Charles Darwin all wrong America Magazine, February 17, 2022
Is There a God-Shaped Hole at the Heart of Mathematics? John Templeton Foundation Newsletter, February 2022
Galileo and the Pandemic The Wall Street Journal, December 30, 2021