Welcome to the Samford University Center for Science and Religion! On this site you will be able to learn about the mission and purpose of the Center, review Center activities, access educational materials, and contact Center members.
Mission and Purpose
The mission of the Center is to promote rational inquiry and to further understanding pertaining to key issues at the interface of science and religion. This is accomplished through a variety of educational and research activities. The Center is committed to the ideas that science and religion are not inherently incompatible and that insight into key science and religion issues has a rich history. The Center mission, however, is oriented around the belief that there is much to learn and much work to be done both with respect to exploring new avenues of understanding and for communicating current views to others. Outside its commitment to general Christian principles and an ongoing search for truth, the Center does not exist to promote any particular scientific theory or point of view.
Specific objectives of the Center are to:
a. Stimulate critical thinking and promote dialogue on key issues central to science and religion.
b. Create and support interdisciplinary research and publication.
c. Sponsor workshops, seminars, lectures, and other educational events both on and off-campus.
d. Establish a mechanism for strengthening Christian faith and scientific understanding.
e. Supervise an undergraduate major in science and religion and recruit high-caliber students.
f. Seek grants and other funding to support Center objectives.