The Cambridge Roundtable on Science and Religion


Upcoming Events

—Upcoming Event—

Future Roundtables will be described here!

December 16, 2022
Featuring people we trust to bring us a reason to explore some kind of intersection of science, faith and philosophy.


Cambridge & Boston faculty are the majority of our guests at each Roundtable dinner & discussion of science faith & philosophy. Presentations and the exchange of ideas and experiences over superb hospitality at the Harvard Faculty Club and at the Samberg Center at MIT are critical & integral to bringing scholars "to the table" to take quality time to bring added depth to each other's personal and professional lives.

Roundtable evenings are possible thanks to The John Templeton Foundation and other contributors to The Leadership Connection such as Cornerstone Commissioning and the Sword and Spoon Foundation.

Roundtable Chairs:

  • Anne McCantsHistory, MIT
  • Mark RamseyerHarvard Law
  • Danny YamashiroChaplain, MIT
  • Nathan BarcziChaplain, MIT
  • David ThomFounder, Faculty Roundtables

Past Events

—Past Event—

Science and the Sacred: Wonders in the Sky above and on the Earth below

June 02, 2022
Wilfred Buck, Science Facilitator, Educator, Cree Elder and Ceremonial Leader; Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre. Wilfred Buck has been asked by Western educational and scientific institutions to bring his Indigenous star knowledge into its work on astronomy. As commercial entities become increasingly active in space exploration, issues relating to the colonization of space are becoming part of the conversation, underscoring the need for other voices such as Buck’s.
—Past Event—

“What are the limits of religious knowledge?”

October 21, 2021
Troy Van Voorhis  Department Head and Haslam and Dewey Professor of Chemistry, MITandAlex Byrne  Professor of Philosophy, MIT
—Past Event—

What is Human Nature? Moral Challenges for Genetic Engineering Research Today

June 17, 2021
In conversation with Harvard Genetics Professor George Church.