Catholic insights regarding the science-theology dialogue

Catholic insights regarding the science-theology dialogue

In nearly three decades of work on various questions at the interface of religion and the sciences, as a Roman Catholic theologian I can honestly say that it is hard for me to come up with an issue on which my thinking is substantially different from that of most theologians in other denominations. This is read on
The Church’s ongoing challenge - Supporting good science and sense

The Church’s ongoing challenge: Supporting good science and sense

A new law in the United Kingdom that allows for the creation of babies using DNA from three people has received overwhelming support of politicians and the public in recent weeks, but has yet to win the confidence of church officials who have openly expressed their misgivings about the techniques involved. Fertility clinics in the read on

The ‘religious brain’ topic of study at University of Utah

This month, a group of researchers at the University of Utah kicked off a new project to study how the brain operates in people with deep spiritual and religious beliefs. Called the Religious Brain Project, the study also aims to foster dialogue and understanding among people with diverse viewpoints on religion by learning how private read on

New Templeton grant project studies human aspiration and our shared future

The University of Chicago, in collaboration with Ruhr-University Bochum in Germany, is taking part in a new two-year research project on “Enhancing Life,” with support of a $2.5 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation. The project seeks to explore an unexamined dimension of human aspiration and social life and the essential aspiration of human read on

Lutheran astronomer recognized for leading ‘citizen scientist’ initiative

Grace Wolf-Chase of the Adler Planetarium in Chicago, is a member of St. Paul Lutheran in Wheaton, Illinois, and also a long-time supporter of faith and science dialogue. She recently hosted nearly 100 clergy for a special day at the planetarium and was recognized for her work in engaging the public to participate in scientific read on