This year, the Institute for Religion and Science at Chestnut Hill College, a Regional Center for exploring Science and Spirituality, will focus its activities on the theme, “Human Flourishing.” We have planned some exciting lectures and hope you will join us for these and for our Reading Circle.



                                      Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 7 pm

Where the Great Heron Feeds:

Christianity, Animism, and the Re-Enchantment of the World

                                Mark I. Wallace, PhD

              Professor of Religion, Swarthmore College




                                      Sunday, March 13, 2016 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

The Principle and Practice of Civil Dialogue

                                 Janet Mock, CSJ

             Former Executive Director, Leadership Conference of Women Religious



                                       Sunday, April 17, 2016 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Laudato Si: Reflections on Pope Francis’ Encyclical

                                 Thomas Reese, SJ

            Senior Analyst for National Catholic Reporter


All events will be held at the Commonwealth Chateau

on the SugarLoaf Campus of Chestnut Hill College.


Our Reading Circle usually meets from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm on the second Monday of the month beginning in September in the Walker Room at the Logue Library of Chestnut Hill College. Presently, we are reading Laudato Si. If you are interested in joining us, please contact us at Institute4RS@chc.edu.

Be sure to check our growing list of videos from past lectures.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter twitter.com/institute4rs. In case one of our events is canceled, we will post a message on Twitter.