On the Island

IRAS at Parliament of the World’s Religions

Members of the Institute on Religion in an Age of Science, which holds an annual conference on Star Island, will be present at this year’s Parliament of the World’s Religions in Toronto.

IRAS cultivates a community of informed and respectful inquiry and dialogue
at
 
the intersections of science with religion, spirituality and philosophy
 in service of global, societal and personal well-being.

The Science & Religion track has been created jointly by the Institute on Religion in an Age of Science (IRAS) and the International Society on Science and Religion (ISSR), specifically addressing the major themes of the 2019 Parliament. The presenters include some experienced academics (including one Nobel Laureate) and representatives of several major religions in the world, all of whom take seriously the latest knowledge developed by sound science. Issues addressed include human origins, cosmology, the nature of evil, genetic manipulation, climate change, food distribution, the brain and human emotion, the search for life in the galaxy, human health and well being. Each session will present latest research with slide illustrations, and each presenter will allow time for questions and discussion. For more information, visit our booth # 425 in the Parliament’s Exhibit Fair.

The Parliament is scheduled to run November 1 through 7, 2018.

All sessions will be held in the Metro Toronto Convention Centre

This is the Roster of Science & Religion Sessions sponsored by IRAS & ISSR

Friday, November 2, 2018

Nancy Ellen Abrams

The Unifying Potential of a Real God in the Scientific Universe

12:15pm, Room 706

Grace Wolf-Chase

Understanding Scientific Discovery through Participation

3:15pm, Room 703

Saturday, November 3, 2018:

Paul H. Carr

Climate, Carbon & Ground of All Being

12:15pm, Room 712

Solomon Katz

Food Scarcity, Safety, Imbalance and Population Changes

1:15pm, Room 712

William D. Phillips

Ordinary Faith, Ordinary Science

6:00pm, Room 603

Sunday, November 4, 2018

V. V. Raman

Science & Religion: A Unified Vision

12:15pm, Room 712

Carol Wayne White

Reinvisioning Hope: Anthropogenic Climate Change, Learned Ignorance, and Religious Naturalism

1:15pm, Room 712

Janet Rossant and James Peterson

Gene Editing Our Children and Their Children: Genes, Justice and Future Generations

2:15pm, Room 712

Sol Katz

Implementing a Scientific, Socially Inclusive, Sustainable, Interfaith Food Program in Ethnically Diverse Urban Communities

2:15pm, Room 713B

Anindita Balslev

Pluralism and Peace Making: Contemporary Hindu Perspectives

2:15 pm, Room 107

Andrew Newberg and  Rabbi David Halprin

Neurotheology and Compassion

6:00pm, Room 713A

Tuesday, November 6, 2019

Fraser Watts and  Moez Masoud

Science, Religion & Global Justice

12:15pm, Room 717A

William Shoemaker

The Origin of Evil and the Brain Network

2:15pm, Room 712

Michael Summers

The New Search for Life Beyond our Solar System

3:15pm, Room 712

 

The Parliament of the World’s Religions was created to cultivate harmony among the world’s religious and spiritual communities and foster their engagement with the world and its guiding institutions in order to achieve a just, peaceful and sustainable world.
The Parliament of the World’s Religions
Toronto, ON • November 1 – 7, 2018

The vision of the Parliament of the World’s Religions is of a just, peaceful and sustainable world in which:

  • Religious and spiritual communities live in harmony and contribute to a better world from their riches of wisdom and compassion.
  • Religious and cultural fears and hatreds are replaced with understanding and respect.
  • People everywhere come to know and care for their neighbors.
  • The richness of human and religious diversity is woven into the fabric of communal, civil, societal and global life.
  • The world’s most powerful and influential institutions move beyond narrow self-interest to realize common good.
  • The Earth and all life are cherished, protected, healed and restored.
  • All people commit to living out their highest values and aspirations