News From TWCF-Funded Projects

This section shows the most recent updates to many of the projects we fund. Our grantees post their latest findings on a dedicated profile page. These include articles, multimedia, downloads and links to other sites.

New Templeton Fellowship Opportunities

The Templeton World Charity Foundation is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the Templeton Independent Research Fellowships in the Power of Information.

CO-UTILITY: Conciliating Individual Freedom and Common Good in the Information Society

How can we guarantee that a global society without a common legal framework will operate smoothly? If charity and generosity do not arise spontaneously, one might design transactions so that helping others remains the best rational option.

Science and Orthodoxy around the World - SOW

Project SOW (Science & Orthodoxy around the World) focuses on the dialogue between science and religion in the Orthodox Christian world. More than 50 specialists from 15 countries participate from various academic fields, such as science, philosophy, history, theology, and education.

Kenya Christian and Scientific Affiliation (KCSA): Facilitating synergetic interaction between science and Christian faith

Africa is at a three-way crossroads of culture, religion, and modern education (including science). Both scientists and a largely religious population often perceive these narratives as being in conflict. Kenya has a high proportion of practicing Christians, but little enthusiasm exists for engaging with science as a complimentary resource for helping humanity thrive.

CSCA: Local Chapters Project

The CSCA Local Chapters project seeks to promote open-minded discussion within Canada about science and faith. Canada has a relatively small population living in a vast geographical landscape. Thus, the country faces unique challenges for disseminating high-quality information.

The Brain and the Personal Self. Can advances in neuroscience enlighten the notion of person?

This three-year project seeks to promote a meaningful interdisciplinary dialogue in Argentinian academia. It includes the developing of science-engaged philosophy and theology research, as well as different activities that aim to improve the conceptual rigor among scientists and increase empirical sophistication among philosophers and theologians.

The Physics of What Happens: A Program to Analyze the Physics and Cosmology of "Events"

Our common picture of everyday reality and our intuitive understanding of the laws of nature revolve around events, but the concept of “an event” has no clear, explicit, universal meaning in our fundamental theories of physics.

Religion Among Scientists in International Context

What is the relationship between scientists and religion across the globe?

The Emergence of Life as a Transition in Causal and Informational Architecture

How does information act in living matter? And how does it relate to the nature and dynamics of the material substrate that instantiates it?

Managing Extreme Technological Risk

We know of natural risks to our species, such as asteroid impacts. We also know that we threaten our own existence, for example, by nuclear war. These home-grown extreme risks have been with us for decades, but many distinguished scientists are now concerned that developments in technology (e.g., artificial intelligence or biotechnology) may soon pose more direct catastrophic threats.