The Gonzaga University Faith and Reason Institute is dedicated to developing an integrationist understanding of faith and reason through a philosophical investigation into both the nature and results of scientific research and through critical discussion and reflection on topics in philosophical theology. We aim to achieve these ends through the sponsorship of curriculum enhancement efforts, scholarly research, and public programs.
Among the most important functions of the Institute is the sponsorship of conferences which make available to university students and the general public some of the best current work on the integration of faith and science and dialogue on theological topics. Each year the Institute hosts the Physics & the God of Abraham conference and this year we begin a new conference series on faith and popular culture.
In cooperation with university faculty and learned societies, the Institute endeavors to provide the opportunity to participate in critical reflection on these crucial contemporary Christian issues concerning the relationship of faith and reason here and abroad.