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Facing the Challenges of Transhumanism: Religion, Science, Technology

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The Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict

The Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict stimulates cutting edge research and education in part by convening interdisciplinary faculty working groups and seminars involving teams of faculty in regular, on-going conversation and collaboration that generate new insights, course innovations, and research projects. Since 2003, the Center has sponsored the pursuit of a number of thematic initiatives on significant social issues including the interface between religion, science, technology and law. Learn more...

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External Sponsors

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The Metanexus Institute
The Metanexus Institute advances research, education and outreach on the constructive engagement of science and religion. The Institute seeks to create an enduring intellectual and social movement by collaborating with persons and communities from diverse religious traditions and scientific disciplines. In a spirit of humility and with a deep concern for intellectual rigor, the Metanexus Institute promotes a balanced and exploratory dialogue between science and religion. While mindful of the complexities of this endeavor, it works to develop integrative approaches that enrich the domains of both science and religion.

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The John Templeton Foundation
The John Templeton Foundation was established in 1987 by renowned international investor, Sir John Templeton, the Templeton Foundation seeks to act as a critical catalyst for progress, especially by supporting studies which demonstrate the benefits of an open, humble and progressive approach to learning. The mission of the John Templeton Foundation is to serve as a philanthropic catalyst for scientific discovery on what scientists and philosophers call the 'Big Questions.í Ranging from questions about the laws of nature to the nature of creativity and consciousness, the Foundationís philanthropic vision is derived from Sir Johnís resolute belief that rigorous research and cutting-edge scholarship is at the very heart of new discoveries and human progress. The Foundation currently funds more than 300 projects, studies, award programs and publications worldwide.

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Arizona State University Co–Sponsors

Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Affairs supports and facilitates ASU’s role in the community and its advancement of research that benefits society.

The Institute for Humanities Research is dedicated to promoting excellence and innovation in humanities scholarship and seeks to engage the greater community in exploring the human dimensions of significant social, cultural, technological and scientific issues.

The Biodesign Institute is focused on preventing and curing disease, overcoming the pain and limitations of injury, renewing and sustaining our environment, and securing a safer world.

Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes is an intellectual network aimed at enhancing the contribution of science and technology to society’s pursuit of equality, justice, freedom, and overall quality of life.

Harold and Jean Grossman Chair of Jewish Studies was created by the Grossmans to support research and education in the area of Jewish Studies. Professor Norbert Samuelson, the current holder of the chair, brings attention to the interplay between science and religion through his scholarly work.

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