Institute on Religion, Science, and the Humanities
The Metanexus Institute
defines itself as "an international network of scientists, theologians,
philosophers, historians and other scholars in the humanities, educators,
artists, and religious leaders, fostering interdisciplinary, intercultural,
and inter-religious collaboration in pursuit of new insights and a better
future." Its Internet address is http://www.metanexus.net/Institute.
Metanexus defines its mission as promoting "the constructive engagement
of science, religion and the humanities in the communal pursuit of wisdom
in order to address humanitys most profound questions and challenges."
And to achieve their mission they say, "We:
The "leading religion
and science web publication" mentioned above is the Global Spiral.
It is published monthy and is available free of charge. The Global Spiral
says that its "main areas of exploration include:
- develop and
nurture international, interfaith, and interdisciplinary networks
- host the
leading religion and science web publication and resource center
interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research
education and outreach across the sciences, religions, arts, and humanities
international conferences and symposia
projects and policies that are enhanced by involving both science and
the various segments of society in constructive moral dialogue"
and Religion dialogue as symptom of the fragmentation of knowledge
- The rediscovery
and retrieval of human meaning and purpose
- Navigating the
clash of civilizations and cultures through transdisciplinary scholarship
- New possibilities
- The urgency of
- The self, soul,
- Nature and Humanity
- Faith and Reason"
feature articles, book reviews, news from and about network partners,
interviews, and multimedia downloads. The current issue can be viewed
and there you can enter your Email address and arrange to receive Global
Spiral each month as an Email attachment.
in the Institute's work are invited to become members.