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Areas of Inquiry


Science and Faith underscores our interest in scientific knowledge as it relates to our understanding of Christianity and other religions, new discoveries across a range of disciplines raise important questions for our understanding of confessional Christianity. We look to engage these developments for the benefit of both faith and science.

Technology, Medical Care and Human Dignity highlights the Issachar Fund's interest in the theological and ethical tensions that emerge in the context of rapid change in technology and health care. These changes include expanding health care opportunities (and costs), new medical technologies, and market-shaped desires for efficiencies. Such changes, with their potential to alter the very nature of social relationshiops and health care, raise questions for families, communities and societies around the world regarding how we think about human dignity, human personhood and human flourishing. 



Creation Care
 affirms our interest in developing an understanding of and approach to address the full range of critical local, regional and global questions regarding care for God’s creation.

Christ-like Virtues in a Pluralistic World stresses our conviction that Christian virtues of love thy neighbor, hosptiality, and hope for peace on earth help us to see globalization as bringing not only new challenges, but also new possibilities for cross-boundary engagements that can lead to human flourishing in all parts of the globe.