COSAC 2022 Call for Papers: Christian Living in a Techno-Scientific World

Conference on Science and Christianity 2022
Christian Living in a Techno-Scientific World

Melbourne & Online via Zoom
25 November (INSIGHTS) + 26 November (INTEGRATE)
Deadline: 31 October 2022

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About COSAC 2022

ISCAST’s biennial COSAC will be held on 25 and 26 November 2022. The theme of COSAC 2022 is “Christian Living in a Techno-Scientific World.”

The world is changing rapidly. Scientific discoveries and technological advancements are opening up worlds of possibilities. Christians are being faced with challenges and questions they’ve never had to consider before. How can we live as faithful followers of Jesus in our techno-scientific world, and respond to the complex challenges and opportunities that it presents? We will explore this topic together in a two-day conference. Learn more about this on our event page.

The first day of the event, Insights (25 November), take the form of a traditional academic conference.

A highlight of Insights will be an online talk and Q&A with Professor Alister McGrath (the University of Oxford).

As well, we will be joined by Associate Professor Megan Best (the University of Notre Dame, Australia) speaking about bioethics and the new Australian Ethicentre.

ISCAST Fellow Rev. Dr Andrew Sloane (Morling College) will speak for a special session, in seminar format, “Enhancing Medicine? Should Medicine Be in the Business of Human Enhancement?” This session is in cooperation with the Sydney College of Divinity’s Theology Research Network.

Paper Types

Two types of papers, addressing various aspects of the conference theme, are invited for concurrent sessions.

1. Traditional

Presenters who choose to deliver papers in the traditional format—20-minute presentation plus 10-minute discussion— should submit an abstract of 150 to 200 words, detailing the topic, the aims, and the approach.

2. Lightning Talk

Speakers may also choose to present a “lightning talk”—5-minute presentation plus 10-minute discussion. An abstract of 50 to 100 words, detailing the topic and the aims, should be submitted. Lightning talks are an excellent way to try out new ideas with a cooperative audience.

Submission Details

Deadline: 31 October 2022

Please send your proposals to Doru Costache (ISCAST Research Director) at, specifying the type of paper you intend to present (traditional or “lightning talk”), and whether you intend to present remotely or in person.