About the MRSS


The Midwest Religion and Science Society (MRSS) is an organization dedicated to the dialog between Religion and Science. A primary interest of the MRSS is Religion and Consciousness.

The MRSS has local chapters at Andrews University (MI), Bluffton University (OH), Goshen College (IN), Manchester College (IN), the University of Notre Dame (IN), and the University of St. Francis (IN). There are two major meetings of the MRSS each year, one at Goshen College (March) and one at Andrews University (October).

About the Conference

The annual Goshen Conference on Religion and Science, held at Goshen College, Goshen, IN, is designed to provide maximum interaction with one of the principal thinkers in the dialog between religion and science.

A single invited speaker presents three lectures, two of which are open to the public. Small moderated discussion sessions provide conference participants an opportunity to address topics from the lectures, and others, in conversation with the speaker.

Conference attendance is limited to fifty. Conference participants include pastors, and interested lay persons, as well as academic scientists, mathematicians, theologians, and students.

Read MorePast MRSS Conferences on Science and Religion

Information on the proceedings of the conferences is available here or from the "MRSS Publications" menu link.
2014 - Joshua M. Moritz: Human Uniqueness and the Image of God: Bridging Biology and Theology through the Hebrew Concept of Election
2013 - Gayle Woloschak: Becoming Human:  Weaving Together Genetics and Personhood
2012 - Celia Deane-Drummond: Humanimal: Explor ing Theological Anthropology at the Human-Animal Boundary
2011 - Owen Gingerich: Worrying About Evolution
2010 - Phil Clayton: Evolution After the Religion Wars: Rethinking Humanity and Ethics in Light of the Science-Religion Partnership
2009 - Noreen Herzfeld: The Limits of Perfection
2008 - Holmes Rolston: Science and Origins: Probing the Deeper Questions
2007 - Ted Peters: The Evolution of Terrestrial and Extraterrestrial Life: Where in the World is God?
2006 - Philip J. Hefner: Religion and Science as a Spiritual Quest
2005 - Robert John Russell: Cosmology, Evolution, and Resurrection Hope
2004 - John H. Haught: Purpose, Evolution, and the Mystery of Life
2003 - Antje Jackelén: The Dialogue Between Religion and Science: Challenges and Future Directions
2002 - George Ellis: A Universe of Ethics, Morality and Hope
2001 - Nancey Murphy: Religion and Science: God, Evolution and the Soul

Full Membership - $85.00 per year
A full member is strongly committed to the MRSS and is indicating this by full membership. Full membership, in addition to supporting activities of the MRSS, provides books and materials used in local chapter discussions, and a $25 registration discount for the Goshen Conference on Religion and Science.

Associate Membership - $40.00 per year
Associate membership, in addition to supporting activities of the MRSS, provides books and materials used in local chapter discussions.

Student Member
Students at participating schools are eligible for student membership in the MRSS.

Dues may be paid in person, by mail, or online.  If paying in person or by personal check, please contact:

Carl Helrich, Director
Phone: 574-533-6213
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If you would prefer to pay online by credit card, follow this link: Join MRSS or renew membership here.