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Center for Advanced Study in Religion and Science

Founded in 1972, CASIRAS is an independent society of scholars and scientists from various fields who pursue critical, interdisciplinary studies of possibilities for constructively relating religion and science.

CASIRAS supports the Zygon Center for Religion and Science (in partnership with the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago) and Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science (in partnership with the Institute on Religion in an Age of Science and the International Society for Science and Religion).

In 1965 the predecessor organization to CASIRAS, The Center for Advanced Study in Theology and Science or CASTS was founded by Ralph Wendell Burhoe, winner of the 1980 Templeton Prize. This organization was renamed CASIRAS, which is now an independent organization of scientists and theologians incorporated under IRS section 501 (c) (3), section 509 (a) (3).

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CASIRAS with LSTC to host talk by Antje Jackelen

Antje Jackelén online talk Dec. 9, ‘Technology, Theology and Spirituality in the Digital Age’ 

Antje Jackelén, Archbishop of the Church of Sweden, will give an online talk, “Technology, Theology and Spirituality in the Digital Age,” Dec. 9, noon U.S. Central time. Jackelén was director of the Zygon Center for Religion and Science at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC), 2003-2007 has also been president of the European Society for the Study of Science and Theology (ESSSAT). This talk is hosted by the Center for Advanced Studies in Religion and Science (CASIRAS) and LSTC.  Register to receive the Zoom link by completing this form. The link will be sent the morning of Dec. 9. 

Jackelén was associate professor of systematic theology/religion and science at LSTC from 2001 until she became bishop of Lund, Sweden, in 2007. Her research interests include the dialogue between science and theology, the role of religion in society and Trinitarian theology. She has received honorary doctorates from the University of Greifswald, LSTC and Virginia Theological Seminary. Her most recent books are Tillsammans i hoppet (‘Together in hope’) (2016), God is Greater: Theology for the World (2020) and Otålig i hoppet (‘Impatient in hope – theological reflections in the time of the pandemic’) (2020).  

Her international engagements include the office of Nordic Vice President of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and member of the LWF Council. 

About CASIRAS 

CASIRAS is a supporting organization for the Zygon Center for Religion and Science in partnership with LSTC. It also supports Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science in partnership with the Institute on Religion in an Age of Science and the International Society for Science and Religion. 

About LSTC 

The Lutheran School of Theology (LSTC) a seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), is dedicated to bearing witness to the good news of Jesus Christ. Based in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood, it is the leading urban Lutheran seminary training students for purposeful vocations in the global community. Aligned with its Lutheran heritage and built on a foundation of intellectual rigor, LSTC’s innovative, nationally recognized curriculum gives students skills for visionary Christian leadership in the public sphere. LSTC recognizes that our school stands on the lands of the Potawatomi, Miami, and Peoria peoples. For thousands of years before their forced removal, this was their traditional homeland, and it continues to hold their ancestral stories and wisdom. We honor and thank the elders of these and other nations, past and present. These lands are still home to many indigenous people, and we are grateful to learn in this place. To learn more visit www.lstc.edu

Contacts: 

David Glover 

Administrative Assistant, CASIRAS 

dglover@lstc.edu 

Jan Boden 

Public Relations Manager 

jboden@lstc.edu