International Society for Science and Religion

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International Society for Science and Religion (ISSR) "was founded in 2002 under the inaugural presidency of mathematical physicist and Anglican priest Sir John Polkinghorne. The Presidency subsequently passed to Professor George Ellis and then to Sir Brian Heap. The current President is Professor John Hedley Brooke...

"While maintaining rigorous qualifications for membership (membership is through nomination by existing members only) the Society has now grown to over 140 members, including many of the leading scholars in the science and religion field. Indeed the last two presidents, George Ellis, a theoretical cosmologist and Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Cape Town, and John Polkinghorne, are both recipients of the Templeton Prize for Progress Toward Research or Discoveries about Spiritual Realities - the world's best-known religion prize, awarded each year to a living person to encourage and honour those who advance spiritual matters." [1]

Executive Committee

Accessed April 2009: [2]

  • Dr. Munawar Anees, President, KnowSys, USA.
  • Dr. Noah Efron, Chair, Graduate Program in Science, Technology & Society (also, President, Israeli Society for History & Philosophy of Science), Bar Ilan University, Israel.
  • Professor Nancey Murphy, Professor of Christian Philosophy, Fuller Theological Seminary, USA.
  • Professor Robert John Russell, Ian G. Barbour Professor in Theology and Science in Residence, The Graduate Theological Union, USA.
  • Professor F. LeRon Shults, Professor of Systematic Theology, Agder University, Norway.
  • Revd. Canon. Dr. Fraser Watts, ISSR Vice-President & Reader in Theology and Science, University of Cambridge, UK.



Resources and articles

Related Sourcewatch articles


  1. About, International Society for Science and Religion, accessed April 29, 2009.
  2. Executive Committee, International Society for Science and Religion, accessed April 29, 2009.