Organizations of interest to our members and friends

American Association for the Advancement of Science Dialogue on Science, Ethics and Religion.

The American Scientific Affiliation (ASA) is a Christian fellowship of men and women in science and disciplines that relate to science who share a common fidelity to the Word of God and a commitment to integrity in the practice of science. ASA was founded in 1941.

The Center for Islamic Sciences (CIS) hosts the Integrated Encyclopedia of the Qur’an and the Journal of Islamic Sciences.

C.S. Lewis Society
The C.S. Lewis Society of California is an educational and cultural organization of people interested in events, publications, and other developments that advance deeper understanding of the life, works, and ideas of C. S. Lewis and others who address the enduring philosophical, cultural, historical, literary, theological, social, and economic issues of mankind.

The Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences (CTNS) focuses primarily on the relation between contemporary physics, cosmology, technology, environmental studies, evolutionary and molecular biology and Christian theology and ethics. As an Affiliate of the Graduate Theological Union (GTU) in Berkeley, California, CTNS offers courses at the doctoral and seminary level. CTNS was founded in 1981.

Counterbalance works to promote interdisciplinary education for a general audience with a specific emphasis on the exploration of appropriate and inappropriate reductionism. It is our hope that individuals, the academic community, and society as a whole will benefit from a struggle toward integrated and counterbalanced views on complex issues.

The European Society for the Study of Science and Theology (ESSSAT) is a scholarly, non-confessional organization, based in Europe. ESSSAT has members from almost every European country with diverse confessional backgrounds, including believers as well as non-believers and atheists.

Working for a dynamic and positive relationship between science and religion since 1954, the Institute for Religion in an Age of Science hosts an annual summer conference on Star Island, NH.

John Templeton Foundation
The John Templeton Foundation was established in 1987 by renowned international investor, Sir John Templeton, to encourage a fresh appreciation of the critical importance—for all peoples and cultures—of the moral and spiritual dimensions of life. The Foundation currently funds more than 150 projects, studies, award programs and publications worldwide.

See also The Templeton Press.

Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, a seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), forms visionary leaders to bear witness to the good news of Jesus Christ.

LSTC graduates are grounded in the Lutheran tradition and informed by ecumenical and interfaith relationships. They are able to respond to the diversity and changing dynamics of contemporary life. They knowledgeably interpret the Scriptures and the ecumenical traditions of the church; witness to the reconciling Word of God through their lives and their ministries of service, teaching, preaching, administering the sacraments and inviting people to the Christian faith. They care for God’s people and God’s creation, revitalizing the church as it seeks to transform the world.

Metanexus Institute
Founded in 1997, Metanexus is a global interdisciplinary institute. Metanexus promotes the transdisciplinary approach to the most profound questions of nature, culture, and the human person. Metanexus serves an ever-growing network of locally-acting, globally connected scholars, researchers, teachers, students, and ordinary citizens committed to exploring our world from a rich diversity of perspectives.

The Colossian Forum on Faith, Science and Culture
Mission statement: To reclaim the stunning truth that “all things hold together in Christ” and to help believers caught in longstanding conflicts – especially conflicts fought over science, faith, and culture – to participate together in the uniting, reconciling power of Christ.

Zygon Center for Religion and Science
The Zygon Center for Religion and Science was established in 1988 as a partnership program of the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and the Center for Advanced Study in Religion and Science (CASIRAS). It is dedicated to relating religious traditions and the best scientific knowledge in order to gain insight into the origins, nature, and destiny of humans and their environment, and to realize the common goal of a world in which love, justice, and responsible patterns of living prevail.