Continuous and co-creation: Emergence in a scientific Age

June 13, 2024 - June 14, 2024

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University of Oxford
Universidad Pontifica Comillas de Madrid
Nancey Murphy
Fuller Theological Seminary
University of Birmingham
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER)


Canterbury Christ Church University

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The 2024 Online Conference Series is inspired by Key Themes from Arthur Peacocke's Work in what would have been his 100th year. Delegates are invited critically to re-engage with these themes from multi-faith perspectives and examine how they interact with the scientific, technological, and environmental challenges and opportunities posed by the 21st Century.

Each 24-hour conference will run approximately lunchtime to lunchtime (GMT).

Discounts will be available for delegates attending the full series and for the first time the conference series will be available FREE of charge to SRF Student Members. 

The conference will explore and challenge key theological and religious themes around emergence including:

  • Purpose, design, and emergent complexity

  • Consciousness, emergence and the biological sciences

  • Reductionism, emergence, and religious reflection

  • Emergence and divine action

  • The impact of emergence on science-religion relationships

This event will be updated with speaker and programme details as they become available. 

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

(13th June) Prof. Sarah Lumbreras Sancho, Universidad Pontificia Comillas -  Anthropological Implications of Artificial Intelligence 

(13th June) Prof. Mark Harris, Director of Ian Ramsey Centre University of Oxford - Arthur Peacocke's Emergent Theology: Implications for a Theology of Condensed Matter Physics

(13th June) Prof. Nancey Murphy, Fuller Theological Seminary - Title TBC

(14th June) Dr. Renny Thomas, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) - Science and Religion in India: Beyond Disenchantment 

(14th June) Dr. Carissa Sharp, University of Birmingham - Religious Diversity in Science: Insights from Psychological Research on Science and Belief in Society

For our student Essay Competition (closes 18th October 2024):

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