The Institute for Religion and Science at Chestnut Hill College announces several upcoming and exciting lectures, an Open Dome night, and a chance to join our Reading Circle.


Dr. Philip Clayton, PhD, Ingraham Professor, Claremont School of Theology and Claremont Graduate University will speak at several venues:

Wednesday, April 15: “The Sciences of Emergent Complexity:  Evolutionary Emergence of Body, Mind, and Spirituality,” Vivian Lamb Lecture, 3:30 pm, Driscoll Hall Auditorium, Villanova University. 

Thursday, April 16: “Emergent Mind: What Brains and Cognition Tell Us about Faith,” 7 pm, Commonwealth Chateau on the SugarLoaf Campus of Chestnut Hill College.

Friday, April 17: “Emergent Mind: What Brains and Cognition Tell Us about Faith,” Breakfast gathering, 9 am, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, 1299 Church Road, Wyncote, PA 19095.


Open Dome Night: Due to technical difficulties, Open Dome will be schedule for Wednesday, April 8, 8pm – 10pm will be rescheduled for a later date.


Our Reading Circle usually meets from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm on the second Monday of the month at the Logue Library of Chestnut Hill College. Presently, we are reading Christopher Pramuk, Sophia: The Hidden Christ of Thomas Merton. If you are interested in joining us, please contact us at Institute4RS@chc.edu.


The Institute for Religion and Science now has a Twitter account. In case one of our events is canceled, we will post a message on Twitter as a notification. If you would like to follow us, go to twitter.com/institute4rs.