The first in an annual series written by leaders in their fields who are known for the breadth and depth of their knowledge.
The first in a series of essays contributed by experts in their fields who reflect the philosophy of, and the discussions held at, the Pari Center for New Learning. While the essays have been divided into three main areas, they form a unified volume since each one enriches and informs the others.
Science and Religion
The role of belief in the lives of scientists, and the connections between science and faith. These essays also address the question: What should be the proper boundaries between religion and science?
- Origins and Creation
- George V. Coyne, S.J., Emeritus Director, Vatican Observatory
- The Wonder of Creation
- Virginia Del Re, Islamic scholar
- Science, Religion, and Me Personally
- Colin Tudge, Science writer
- Parallel Lines: Faraday and Pasteur
- F. David Peat, Scientist
- From Stardust to Angel Dust
- James Kemp, Lawyer
These essays explore such rich ground, as the roads to peace, the need for sustainable societies, and two very different worldviews.
- Against the Institution of War
- John Avery, Scientist
- Very Different Butterflies: The Scope for Deep Complementary between Western and Native American Science
- Sean Howard, Political Scientist
- The Contribution of Religions to a Just and Sustainable Economic Development
- Edy Korthals Altes, former Dutch Ambassador, Honorary President of Religions for Peace
- Globalization between Market and Democracy: Rediscovering the legacy of E.F. Schumacher
- Hendrik Opdebeeck, Philosopher and economist
The nature of the creative act in both literature and art, and the experiences of the artist and writer at work.
- Writing as Alchemy: Lessons from the Land of St. Francis
- David Keplinger, Poet
- Making Literature, Science – and Love?
- Alison MacLeod, Novelist
- The Inner Darkness of the Body
- Interview with Sculptor Antony Gormley