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2. Interreligious Dialogue with Science

Recently, issues raised by science have been introduced into ongoing programs in inter-religious dialogue. One example is Buddhist-Christian dialogue, where discussions of physics and cosmology have taken place, sponsored by Ryokoku University.Robert John Russell, "Beyond Dialogue: Buddhism, Christianity and Science in Mutual Modification," Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science (forthcoming) (2000). See also Jensine Andresen, "Tibetan...A second example is the “Science and the Spiritual Quest” program (SSQ) which brings distinguished scientists who are practicing Jews, Christians and Muslims into private workshops and public conferences.Extensive material from the SSQ project will be published in 2001-2003. See Pauline Rudd, "Science and Spirituality," CTNS Bulletin 17.4(Fall 1997). Similar material can be found i Charles H....Here the conversations take place explicitly across religious traditions with common concerns drawn the scientific expertise in physics, cosmology, biology, computer science and artificial intelligence. Each of these scientists has found at least one way in which science and spirituality are related in their own life and work: they include: there are at least six distinct ways in which science and spirituality are related: i) science as a spiritual journey; ii) science as discovering the wonders and purposes of God’s creation; iii) science as an ethical activity; iv) science as reading the mind of God; v) science as reading the Book of Nature; and vi) science as repairing and healing the world.

Contributed by: Dr. Robert Russell

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