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Zygon Center for Religion and Science


The Zygon Center for Religion and Science is dedicated to relating religious traditions and scientific knowledge in order to gain insight into the origins, nature, and destiny of humans and their environment, and to realize the common goal of a world in which love, justice, and responsible patterns of living prevail. Seeking to harness religion and science together in this shared purpose, Zygon Center takes its distinctive name from the Greek word for “yoking” or “joining.” Zygon Center brings together scientists, theologians, philosophers, and other scholars to address basic questions and issues of human concern that include:

  • how we understand the world in which we live and our place in that world;
  • how traditional concerns and beliefs of religion can be related to that understanding;
  • how the joint reflection of scientists, philosophers, and theologians can contribute to the welfare of the human community;
  • how dialogue and cooperation can be promoted among the world’s religions;
  • how to promote international discussion of the Center’s theme areas.