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International Conference on Faith and Science
The Vatican, 23-24 May 2000

The Human Search for Truth
Philosophy - Science - Faith: The Outlook for the III Millennium


Tuesday, 23 May 2000

Opening Discourse
His Eminence Card. Paul POUPARD, President of the Pontifical Council of Culture

I. Philosophy, Theology, Science

: Jean Ladrière, University of Louvain-la-Neuve
Introductory Meditation
: Robert Sokolowski, Catholic University of America

09:45-11:00 - Prepared Talks
1. Josef Seifert
, Internationale Akademie für Philosophie, Liechtenstein
    Philosophy and Science in the Context of Contemporary Culture

2. Bruno Forte, Theological Faculty of Southern Italy
    Theology and its Relation with Experimental Science

3. Giuseppe Tanzella-Nitti, University of the Holy Cross, Rome
The Book of Nature and the God of Scientists according to the Encyclical
"Fides et Ratio"

11:00 - Coffee Break
11:30-12:30 - Discussion


II. Natural Sciences

Chairman: Nicola C
abbibbo, President of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences
Introductory Meditation:
Peter Hodgson, Oxford University

15:15-16:30 - Prepared Talks
1. Michal Heller,
Pontifical Academy of Kraków
    Faith and Reason in Dialogue

2. Robert J. Russell, Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences, Berkeley, CA
    The Doctrine of Creation out of Nothing in Relation to Big Bang and Quantum Cosmologies

3. Edward Nelson, Princeton University
    Mathematics and Faith

16:30 - Coffee Break
17:00-18:30 - Discussion

21:00 - Concerto straordinario
            L'Apogeo del Barocco: La musica, scienza dei suoni: Inventio-Elaboratio-Executio
           (Pezzi di Pachelbel, Albinoni, Corelli, Vivaldi, Tartini)
           Orchestra da Camera Giovani Musicisti Italiani
            Chiesa di Santa Maria sopra Minerva


Wednesday, 24 May 2000

III. Sciences of Man and Life

: Juan de Dios Vial Correa, President of the Pontifical Academy for Life
Introductory Meditation: Msgr. Elio Sgreccia, Vice-President of the Pontifical Academy for Life

9:15-10:30 - Prepared Talks
1. Adriano Bompiani
, Sacred Heart University, Rome, Pontifical Academy for Life
    Medicine and Man. Human ecology

2. Andrzej Szczeklik, Jagellonian University, Krakow, Pontifical Academy of Sciences
    Medicine in Quest of the Elixir of Life

3. John Rogers Searle, University of California
    Artificial Intelligence and the Relation Mind-Body

10:30 - Coffee Break
11:00-12:30 - Discussion


IV. Social Sciences

Chairman: Edmond Malinvaud
, President of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences
Introductory Meditation: Hanna Suchocka, Polish Minister of Justice

15:15-16:30 - Prepared Talks
1. Margaret Scotford Archer
, University of Warwick, Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences
    Faith and the Conception of Humanity in Social Sciences

2. Rubens Ricupero, United Nations Conference on Trade and Developement, Geneva
    Faith and Reason in Economics

3. János Perényi, Ambassador of Hungary at the Council of Europe. Chairman of the Rapporteur Group on Education, Culture and Sports
    Moving on from the Turbulent Twentieth Century. A New Vision of Humanity for the Third Millenium

16:30 - Coffee Break
17:00 - Conclusive Address
   H.E. Jozef Życiński, Archbishop of Lublin, Poland
   New Perspectives for the Relationship between Science and Faith in the Light of "Fides et Ratio"


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Celebration of the Jubilee
for Men and Women from the World of Learning


Wednesday, 24 May 2000

21:00-22:00 - Penitential Liturgy
            Church of Santo Spirito in Sassia


Thursday, 25 May 2000

10:00 - Passing through the Holy Door
            Celebration of the Eucharist and Profession of Faith

            St. Peter's Basilica

12:00 - Audience with His Holiness Pope John Paul II
            St. Peter's Basilica