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Project SOW - Science and Orthodoxy Around the World


Project SOW - Science & Orthodoxy around the World focuses on the dialogue between science and religion in the Orthodox Christian world. More than 50 specialists from 15 countries participate from various academic fields such as Science, Philosophy, History, Theology and Education. It reaches out to all relevant scholars, researchers specializing in the study of Science & Religion throughout the world, as well as a wider audience with an interest in issues that arise from the relation of sciences with faith. SOW’s actions are presented through this web portal, three large international conferences with parallel workshops and proceedings volumes, two separate workshops, public lectures, one documentary and 45 peer-reviewed articles.

Board of Directors

Project Director
NICOLAIDIS, Efthymios (Research Director), Institute of Historical Research, National Hellenic Research Foundation

Scientific Committee

Rev. Doru COSTACHE, Alexei NESTERUK, Rev. Kirill KOPEIKIN , Basarab NICOLESCU , Rev. Christopher KNIGHT, Stoyan TANEV, Rev. Paraskevas (Perry) HAMALIS, Gayle WOLOSCHAK, Elizabeth THEOKRITOFF, Gayle WOLOSCHAK, Eudoxie DELLI, Rev. Vasilios THERMOS, Eudoxie DELLI, Vasilios MAKRIDES, Ronald NUMBERS, Kostas TAMPAKIS, George TOLIAS, Gerasimos MERIANOS, Vangelis KOUTALIS.

Staff: Ersi Bakou (Administration Officer), Ilia Christantoni (IT Manager), Nikos Livanos (Events and Communications Manager).

Institute for Historical Research
National Hellenic Research Foundation
48, Vasileos Konstantinou Ave
GR-116 35 Athens, Greece

More information: Nikos Livanos

Services and Resources

The website presents a graphical interface that allows easy navigation and helps the user to easily find information about the project mission and the services that are available. The final part of the Home page contains news and recent events indications.

The sections "Conferences" and Lectures&Events" inform about past and upcoming conferences, lessons, workshops and seminars organized by the SOW. The section "Data Space" contains the presentation and description of hundreds of works and links concerning the relationship between science and Orthodox Christianity. The "Reading Room" section contains useful materials and articles about the relationship between Science and Religion. For the members there is a reserved area.

Religious Confession

Christian Orthodox

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Assessed on: March 2022