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Author Topic: Peace Breaks Out in the War Between Religion and Science
Stephen
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Post Peace Breaks Out in the War Between Religion and Science
on: April 10, 2012, 23:17
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The Huff Post has a nice blog review the various science and religion dialogues. Its at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-zimmerman/peace-breaks-out-in-the-w_b_1065821.html.

Here is an excerpt:

    The largest, and perhaps most important, scientific association in the United States, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), has been working diligently in this field for an extended period of time. The explicit goal of the AAAS Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion (DoSER)http://www.aaas.org/spp/dser/is to "facilitate communication between scientific and religious communities."

    The US National Academy of Sciences, probably the most prestigious scientific honorary organization in the world, published a book in 2008 entitled "Science, Evolution, and Creationism http://books.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=11876." The book couldn't have been any clearer about the conflict between religion and science: "Attempts to pit science and religion against each other create controversy where none needs to exist."

    The Clergy Letter Project http://www.theclergyletterproject.org/, the organization that I founded, now consists of more than 13,000 religious leaders who promote the teaching of evolution and more than 1,000 scientists who are comfortable working with those religious leaders.

    There are a host of additional organizations operating in all corners of the world designed to foster better dialogue about the relationship between religion and science. These organizations arise from many different traditions but they all recognize that religion and science need not be in conflict. Here are links to a handful of these groups to provide a taste of their breadth: The BioLogos Foundation http://biologos.org/; the International Society for Science and Religion http://www.issr.org.uk/; the Metanexus Institute http://metanexus.org/; the Not Mutually Exclusive initiative of the United Church of Christ http://www.ucc.org/not-mutually-exclusive/; the Society of Ordained Scientists http://www.ordainedscientists.org/index.html; WesleyNexus: Science and Religion within the Wesleyan Tradition http://www.wesnex.org/; and the Zygon Center for Religion and Science http://www.zygoncenter.org/.

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