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ISSR - International Society for Science & Religion


Established in 2002, the ISSR pursues the promotion of education through interdisciplinary learning and research in the field of science and religion conducted in an international and multi-faith context.

Members of the Society examine the relationship between science and religion from the perspective of many different disciplines; membership includes scientists, theologians, historians, philosophers and others. The first two presidents, George Ellis, a theoretical cosmologist and Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Cape Town, and John Polkinghorne, are both recipients of the Templeton Prize for Progress Toward Research or Discoveries about Spiritual Realities.

The ISSR activities include conferences (most of which are open to the public), and various other research and dissemination projects.

Board of Directors

Michael J. Reiss (President), Fraser Watts (Executive Secretary); Anthony Nairn (Executive Assistant). Executive Committee: Nancy Howell, Edward J. Larson, Russell Re Manning, Ignacio Silva, Ronald Cole-Turner, Noah Efron, Philip Clayton, Celia Dean-Drummond, Mehrunisha Suleman.

International Society for Science & Religion
2B Gregory Avenue 
CV3 9ED 
United Kingdom

Services and Resources

In the "Projects" section, we found a description of the past educational and research projects and of the ongoing ones, including: "The New Biology. Implications for Philosophy, Theology & Education" and "Religion and the Social Brain".

The "Events" section contains information on upcoming and past Conferences.

Particularly accurate is the "News & Blog" area, which includes, among others, two subsections: Science & Religion News and ISSR statements; the latter contains essays and articles on various topics of interest.

Religious Confession

Multi Confessional

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Assessed on: March 2022