International Congress

 

Romania,

as Laboratory of the Dialogue between  

Science and Spirituality

in the Contemporary World

 

 

Monday October 19, 2009

 

8:30 - 9:00 Registration

 

9:00 – 9:30 Opening of the congress

9:30 – 10:00 Magda Stavinschi (Romania), Romania as Laboratory for the Dialogue between Science and Religion (opening talk)

10:00 – 10:30 HE Emil Constantinescu (Romania), Uncertainty-Challenge for Culture and Spirituality in Modernity: Romanian Contribution

 

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break

 

11:00 – 11:30 Michel Cazenave (France),  Les mathématiques et Dieu

11:30 – 12:00 Predrag Cicovacki (USA), Reverence for Life and Spirituality

12:00 – 12:30 General discussion

 

14:30 – 15:00 Rev. Chris Knight (UK), Science and Theology: What Does it Mean to Speak of a "Dialogue"?

15:00 – 15:30 Rev. Doru Costache (Australia), The Other Path in Science, Theology and Spirituality: Pondering a Fourteenth Century Byzantine Model

15:30 – 16:00 Rev. Ioan Chirila (Romania), Repentance, Knowledge and Spirit. An answer to the idolatry of logic

 

16:00 – 16:30 Coffee break

 

16:30 – 17:00 Nidhal Guessoum (United Arab Emirates), Scriptural Literalism and Science-related Issues in Contemporary Islam

17:00 – 18:00 General discussion

               18:00 Launching of the book What is Reality? Reflections around the Work of Stéphane Lupasco by Basarab Nicolescu. With the participation of Magda Stavinschi, Niicolae Breban and Casian Maria Spiridon

Tuesday October 20, 2009

9:30 – 10:00 Milan Dimitrijevic (Serbia), Problems of Calendar Reform and Easter Determination and One Proposition of Serbian Orthodox Church, Elaborated by Djordje Stanojevic

10:00 – 10:30 Alexei Nesteruk, UK and Russia, Hidden Theological Commitment in Modern Cosmology or the Universe as a Saturated Phenomenon

10:30 – 11:00 Jean Staune, France, Evolution et Foi chrétienne

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break

11:30 – 12:00 Cristina Nunez (Mexico), The Place of Spirituality in our Transdisciplinarity Re-Learning Experience

12:00 – 12:30 Antonio Ritto (Brazil), Socially Robust and Personally Relevant Knowledge Creation

 

            14:30 – 15:00 Alexandru Popescu (UK), Petre Tutea: Science as Doxology – A Romanian Master of the Socratic Dialogue between Science and Spirituality in the Contemporary World

15:00 – 15:30 Rev. Ronald Cole-Turner (USA), Transforming the Human: Orthodox Theology and the Emerging Technologies of Human Enhancement 

15:30 – 16:00 Mihai Şora (Romania), Le sens dernier du réel

16:00 – 16:30 Solomon Marcus (Romania) Transcendence, Divinity, Infinity, Nothingness

16:30 – 17:00 Coffee break

17:00 – 17:30 General discussion

17:30 – 18:00 Basarab Nicolescu (France and Romania), Where We Go from Here? (closing talk)