Focusing, as you might guess, on evolution, our friends at the Portsmouth Institute  are offering a conference on “Modern Science / Ancient Faith” from June 22nd to 24th. The speakers include Darwinian philosopher Michael Ruse and Intelligent Design champion William Dembski, Providence Collge biologist Fr. Nicanor Austriaco, O.P., Dr. John Haught of the Woodstock Theological Center at Georgetown University, and others. The conference will also include performances of Leonard Bernstein’s  The Chichester Psalms and Aaron Copland’s  Appalachian Spring .

According to the Institute’s director James MacGuire, the conference will “celebrate what Templeton Prize winner Rev. Dr. John Polkinghorne has called ‘the friendship of science and religion’.” A schedule of the conference can be found here and the registration form here .

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