The Cambridge Roundtable on Science and Religion


Upcoming Events


Cambridge and Boston area professors are the majority of our guests at each Cambridge Faculty Roundtable, experiencing an exchange with the potential to bring added depth to their lives, personally and professionally.

Our evenings are made possible thanks to The John Templeton Foundation and The Leadership Connection.

Roundtable Chairs:

  • Anne McCantsHistory, MIT
  • Mark RamseyerHarvard Law
  • Dave ThomRoundtable Founder
  • Danny YamashiroChaplain, MIT
  • Nathan BarcziChaplain, MIT

Faculty Roundtables:

  • The Five Colleges
  • Cambridge & Boston
  • Brown University
  • Dartmouth College
  • Yale University
  • Columbia & NYC
  • University of Chicago
  • Cornell University
  • Duke & The Triangle
  • Northwestern U.
  • Penn & Philadelphia
  • Princeton & Rutgers
  • Georgetown & DC
  • U. Minnesota
  • Berkeley
  • Stanford

Past Events

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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, retired. 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 – to counterbalance these perspectives. 
—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
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What is Human Nature? Moral Challenges for Genetic Engineering Research Today

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