World-class institutions, research groups and think tanks that promote dialogue or integration between science and religion/faith.
It’s not a coincidence that I start the series with this research group since it embodies and exemplifies my primary interests in the relationship between science and religion:
- Randomness (like in quantum theory or in history) and the providence (of God)
- How the different world religions capture the essence of God in an inclusivist framework
- First-rate scholars’ latest updates on the different subject matters, both in natural and social sciences and philosophy
The research group “Abrahamic reflections on science and religion”, supported by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation (Foundation which will deserve a separate post, since its agenda is somewhat controversial for many) encourages interfaith understanding between the Abrahamic beliefs and bridging the divide between science and religion. It is a part of the Kaufman Interfaith Institute (Grand Valley State University, Michigan).
Among the project participants, I’m particularly interested in the researches of Alan Love (innovation and novelty in evolutionary developmental biology and Silvia Jonas (metaphysics, philosophy of religion, epistemology, and philosophy of mathematics).