Another virtual roundtable opportunity December 3rd…

RRegister online here.

After the brief webinar, you will be ushered into a “roundtable” discussion where you will have the opportunity to dialogue with a small group of participants from different universities. The goal is to foster a cross-disciplinary community among faculty and educators that explores the intersection of current scholarship with various worldviews.
Upon registration, participants receive a complimentary GrubHub gift card for $50 to dine on us. Why? It’s simple. Part of our mission at The Faculty Roundtable is to create a hospitable environment so that every person knows they are truly welcome at the table.
We hope to see you there,
Vicky and Sam
New York City Roundtable Coordinators
P.S. – The gift card arrives the day before the event.

 

Next event: November 2nd, 2021

Our event will feature Brown University Professor of Theoretical Physics, Jim Gates, who will help us think about the question of:

Can God Be Known or Near? A Physicist shares his insights

Join us for an evening of lively discussion about the leaps and limits of science, the role of science in faith (and the role of faith in science), and what we might learn from some of history’s great scientists.

WHEN: 6-8:30pm, Tuesday, November 2nd

WHERE: The Brown Faculty Club (1 Bannister Street, Providence, RI)

JTF Prize Ceremony – Sept. 24

Templeton Prize Ceremony

You are warmly welcomed to attend a virtual ceremony on September 24 at 7PM EDT honoring Templeton Prize Laureate and NIH Director Fellow Francis Collins, appearing live from the National Academy of Sciences with John Templeton Foundation President Heather Dill. Other speakers include N.T. Wright and Surgeon General Jerome Adams. The event will include an opportunity to submit questions in a moderated Q&A with Francis Collins at the end.

Contact us if you’d like to register for the ceremony. Only guests registered before Sept. 15 will receive the link to attend.

Dr. Collins, a geneticist, physician, and Director of the National Institutes of Health, led the Human Genome Project to its successful completion in 2003 and has advocated throughout his career for the integration of faith and reason. He was announced on May 20th as the 2020 Templeton Prize Laureate.
In his scientific leadership, public speaking, and popular writing, including his bestselling 2006 book, The Language of God, Collins has demonstrated how religious faith can motivate and inspire rigorous scientific research.
“This book argues that belief in God can be an entirely rational choice,” he writes in the introduction, “and that the principles of faith are, in fact, complementary with the principles of science.” In the book, he endeavors to encourage religious communities to embrace the latest discoveries of genetics and the biomedical sciences as insights to enrich and enlarge their faith.
The Templeton Prize, valued at 1.1 million British pounds, is one of the world’s largest annual individual awards and honors individuals whose exemplary achievements advance Sir John Templeton’s philanthropic vision: harnessing the power of the sciences to explore the deepest questions of the universe and humankind’s place and purpose within it. Collins joins a list of 50 Prize recipients including Mother Teresa (the inaugural award in 1973), the Dalai Lama (2012), and Archbishop Desmond Tutu (2013).
Last year’s Templeton Prize went to Dartmouth University’s theoretical physicist Marcelo Gleiser, this summer’s Templeton sponsored Faculty Roundtable presenter. English theoretical physicisttheologian, and Anglican priest Sir John Polkinghorne was the 2002 Prize recipient and in 2005 was featured as the very first Cambridge Roundtable presenter.

2020 Templeton Prize Awarded to NIH Director

Francis Collins is the Director of the National Institutes of Health and led the Human Genome Project to its successful completion in 2003. Throughout his career, he has advocated for the integration of faith and reason.

Templeton Prize Logo

In his scientific leadership, public speaking, and popular writing, including his bestselling 2006 book, The Language of God, Collins has demonstrated how religious faith can motivate and inspire rigorous scientific research. He endeavors to encourage religious communities to embrace the latest discoveries of genetics and the biomedical sciences as insights to enrich and enlarge their faith.

Read the press release here.