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The Spanish Section of the Society of Catholic Scientists (SCS) celebrates its first congress from September 15 to 17, 2022 at Institute for Culture and Society of the University of Navarra. This event is partially funded by the John Templeton Foundation.

After the celebration of the conference, the first constituent meeting to elect the board of directors will be celebrated . The conference will also host the finalist posters of the 5th edition of the competition "Education, Science and Religion", organised by the Science, Reason and Faith Group  (CRYF).

About the Society of Catholic Scientists (SCS)
The Society of Catholic Scientists (SCS) is an international organisation, established in 2016, that provides a forum for dialogue for believing scientists who wish to reflect on the harmony and complementarity between science and faith. The association offers diverse resources for students, educators, pastors, journalists and all subject people interested in scientific discoveries and their possible relationship with faith. SCS has chapters in several countries.


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Thursday, 15 September

18:30 h - ICS Foyer
Reception of participants.
Start of the poster session (schools).

20:00 h - ICS Foyer
Buffet dinner next to the poster exhibition.

Friday, 16 September

09:15 h - Presentation

09:30 h Why a Society of Catholic Scientists?
Stephen Barr. University of Delaware, USA

10:20 h The contribution of contemporary physics to a religious worldview.
Fernando Sols. Complutense University of Madrid.

11:10 a. m. Photography of group and coffee break - entrance hall ICS

12:00 h The theory of evolution in the thought of Joseph Ratzinger.
Javier Novo. University of Navarra.


12:50 h The unity of human life: point of meeting for the dialogue between science and religion.
Francisco Güell. University of Navarra.

13:40 h Lunch - University canteens

15:45 Presentation of the "Open Reason" awards.
Max Bonilla. Francisco de Vitoria University.

16:00 h Presentation of the three best posters.

17:00 h roundtable. "speech of science and pedagogy of faith".
Catherine L'Ecuyer. Lecturer and populariser.
Ignacio López-Goñi. University of Navarra.
Enrique Solano. Astrobiology Centre, high school National Centre for Aerospace Technology.

18:30 h Time for meeting. classroom ICS and entrance hall.

20:30 h Dinner at congress. University of Navarra Museum.


Saturday, 17 September

09:30 h Human freedom from the neurosciences.
Javier Bernácer. University of Navarra.

10:20 h Present and future of Artificial Intelligence.
Ricardo Mejía. Ramón Llull University.

11:10 h Coffee break. ICS Foyer.

12:00 h What can we learn from transhumanism?
Sara Lumbreras. University of Comillas.

12:50 h The Christian inspiration of the natural sciences.
Ignacio Sols. Complutense University of Madrid.

13:40 Closing talk.
Javier Sánchez Cañizares. University of Navarra.

13:55 h Lunch - University canteens

15:45 h meeting plenary of the Spanish Section of the SCS. classroom ICS

18:00 h Cultural plan (attendance free).


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The enrollment at congress is free for members of the Society of Catholic Scientists.

For the rest of the attendees, the rates are as follows:

→ On site attendance
This modality of registration allows you to participate in the lunches and coffees planned on congress, as well as in the Cultural Activities Office organised for the afternoon of Saturday 17th. It has a reduced rate of 50€ for early registration if it takes place before 31 May 2022. The regular registration , from 1 June 2022, will be €70.

→ Virtual attendance
The registration for virtual attendance will cost 30€.


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About us



Event: I congress of the Spanish Section of the Society of Catholic Scientists (SCS)


Days: 15, 16 and 17 September 2022

Organized by: Spanish Section of the Society of Catholic Scientists (SCS) and the John Templeton Foundation. Institute for Culture and Society
Co-funded by: John Templeton Foundation.


Contact: Estefanía Berjón (


Format: face-to-face and virtual (via zoom)

Payment and registration

Payment and registration.