The aims of the project "Science and Religion in Latin America" at the Ian Ramsey Centre have been to understand and document the present condition of research and education in topics pertaining to science and religion across Latin America. From 2011 to 2013, the project team has conducted a survey of more than two hundred higher education institutions, organised international conferences in Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro and Oxford, run essay competitions for junior and senior scholars, translated key works into Spanish and Portuguese, promoted new regional collaborations and projects in the region, and has involved, directly or indirectly, more than a thousand scholars across Latin America encompassing a wide spectrum of sciences and the humanities.
This seminar by Dr Ignacio Silva, co-leader of the project, summaries the main findings of this three-year research project on a region of the world where education, science and religion are changing rapidly, and which will have an increasing impact on the rest of the world in the 21st century.
DR IGNACIO SILVA is an Argentine Scholar, Research Fellow at Harris Manchester College and the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion, and a member of the Faculty of Theology and Religion at Oxford. Dr Silva studied philosophy at the Catholic University of Argentina, and gained his doctorate in science and religion at Oxford University. A major focus of his research is the relations between contemporary physics and various models of divine action in the world. His project, "Science and Religion in Latin America" is supported by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation.