The Society of Catholic Scientists’ Spanish Regional Chapter (Sociedad Científicos Católicos de España) is hosting a conference at the Universidad Francisco de Vitoria in Madrid from Friday, Sept. 14 to Sunday, Sept. 16, according to an announcement from Stephen Barr, who is president of the Society of Catholic Scientists in the U.S.
The conference will be held in Spanish and talks will be on a range of areas where science, philosophy and theology meet, organizers said. The topics include artificial intelligence, gene editing, transhumanism, ecology and sustainability, the problem of consciousness, the relation of mind and brain, intelligent extraterrestrial life and evolution.
The program includes scientists, theologians and the media from a number of Spanish universities including the Autonomous University of Madrid, Francisco de Vitoria University in Madrid, and University of Navarro in Pamplona.
The Society of Catholic Scientists is an international organization, created in 2016, that offers a dialogue forum for Roman Catholic scientists who wish to reflect on the harmony and complementarity between science and faith. With more than 2,000 members in more than 50 countries, SCS says that its goal is to transmit the message that the union of science and Catholic faith allows a better understanding of reality and brings God closer.
Susan is an author with a long-time interest in religion and science. She currently edits Covalence, the Lutheran Alliance for Faith, Science and Technology’s online magazine. She has written articles in The Lutheran and the Zygon Center for Religion and Science newsletter. Susan is a board member for the Center for Advanced Study of Religion and Science, the supporting organization for the Zygon Center and the Zygon Journal. She also co-wrote Our Bodies Are Selves with Dr. Philip Hefner and Dr. Ann Pederson.