mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness
for God the energies of love, and then, for the second time in the
history of the world, man will have discovered fire."
Pierrre Teilhard de Chardin
The Convergence Coalition is dedicated to exploring ways in which
religion, spirituality and science can learn from one another. Religion,
spirituality and science offer their own unique insights which can guide
one another in a mutually beneficial fashion. Science can offer
religion and spirituality valid information from rigorous studies of
human consciousness and spiritually transformative experiences, as well
as the nature of reality as seen through the lens of quantum physics.
This could inspire some religions to revise theologies to be more
consistent with accepted scientific knowledge. Conversely, religion and
spirituality can offer science the benefit of ancient wisdom and insight
contained within the time-tested cornerstone pillars of its core
teachings, which can help shape and direct future research efforts. By
working together in this manner, the commonly shared quest for discovery
of valid universal truth which can be equally embraced or accepted by
all would be significantly enhanced.
The Convergence Coalition may form various standing committee and
task forces, eventually perhaps one for each of the major religions of
the world. Each committee will be comprised of highly intelligent,
progressive, forward thinking representatives of any given religion. The
charge of each committee is to find common ground where points of
convergent agreement exist with other religions and with spirituality
and science too. These convergent points of agreement will serve as the
bedrock for construction of cooperative and collaborative efforts to
build harmony, cohesion, synergy and resonance among disparate competing
religions and science, as well as spirituality. Each committee will
formulate specific strategies to find the common ground on which many
divergent interests can meet to discover convergence and to concertedly
explore the mutual benefits it can provide to all concerned and to
humanity as a whole.