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About CASIRAS

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).