Help Support The Ian G. Barbour Chair in Theology and Science

The Ian G. Barbour Chair is the cornerstone of the CTNS Mission, ensuring its central educational program into the future. In an age when science is often seen to conflict with religion, the Chair will continue to bring the natural sciences into the classrooms of Graduate Theological Union doctoral and seminary students in constructive new ways. It will ensure that future generations of faculty and students may enter into the constructive dialogue between faith and science and be empowered for research, teaching and ministry.

The Chair will also provide leadership for ongoing CTNS research and public service programs such as the annual Russell Family Fellowship in Religion and Science, the annual Charles H. Townes Graduate Student Fellowship, and the refereed journal, Theology and Science.

Send a check payable to the Graduate Theological Union, with CTNS Barbour Fund in the memo line to Advancement Office, 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley CA, 94709. Questions can be directed to Christopher Cox, 510-649-2531.

CTNS is a program of the Graduate Theological Union, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. Donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

Ian G. Barbour

Both a physicist and a theologian, Dr. Ian G. Barbour is an unparalleled pioneer in science and religion. His1966 classic, Issues in Science and Religion, launched the recent era of scholarly study in this interdisciplinary field. His prolific writings over the past decades, including the two volume Gifford Lectures which dealt with ethics and technology as well as science and religion, have contributed enormously to the growing international, intercultural, and interreligious dialogue, and they continue to inspire both new and seasoned scholars.

Ian G. BarbourDr. Barbour is a founding member of the CTNS Board of Directors and continues to serve as a visionary for CTNS’s mission and programs.

Dr. Barbour has also been a pivotal financial supporter of the Center. When honored by the 1999 Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion, Dr. Barbour donated the bulk of his award to CTNS, rekindling CTNS’s vision to endow a permanent Chair in Theology and Science In-Residence at the GTU.


I am enduringly grateful to CTNS and to the vision and initiative of its founder and director, Robert John Russell. I know of no other center in the world that is making such a significant contribution to the creative dialogue between science and religion.
-- Ian G. Barbour, Professor of Physics, Professor of Religion, and Winifred and Atherton Bean Professor Emeritus of Science, Technology, and Society, Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota

Thank You to the Ian G. Barbour Chair Donors
(updated July 7, 2015)

Expanding Universe ($1,000,000+)

Dr. Ian G. Barbour*

Visible Universe ($200,000+)

Drs. John M. and Josephine Templeton

Cluster of Galaxies ($100,000+)

Dr. Francisco J. Ayala*
Dr. Charles H. Townes*

Andromeda Galaxy ($50,000+)

Anonymous Family Foundation
Dr. Robert J. Russell* and Rev. Charlotte Russell* (with gifts given in honor of Betty Stott and Dr. Ted Peters, and in memory of Arden Russell and Deane Barbour)
Adrian M. Wyard*

Milky Way ($10,000+)

Rev. Dr. Gregory S. and Laura Cootsona
Michael J. Foreman
Lee & Louis Kuhn Foundation*
Hal and Judy Leach
William Witherspoon

Polaris ($5,000+)

William J. Houghton
Jesuit Community (in the name of Dr. George V. Coyne, SJ and Dr. William R. Stoeger, SJ*)
Dr. John F. Lindner
Jack Maze
Dr. Nancey C. Murphy*
Dr. Karl E. Peters
Dr. Carl M. York*

Supernova ($2,500+)

Dr. Charles C. Dickinson III
Dr. Ernest Edmundson
James C. Hathaway
Dr. John F. Haught
Cardinal William J. Levada*
David & Carol Myers Foundation

Red Giant Star ($1,000+)

Dr. Doug Adams
Alana Aldag
Dr. John H. Brooke
Bishop Randolph R. Calvo
Dr. Linda L. Clader
Douglas B. Clarke
R. David Cole
William and Carol Frank
Victor N. Goulet
Dr. Niels H. Gregersen (in honor of Dr. Ted Peters)
Dr. Noreen L. Herzfeld
Carolyn B. Houghton (in memory of William Houghton)
Rev. Canon Christoph Keller III
Dr. Donald and Jill Knuth
Dr. Christoph H. Lameter
Dr. Paul H. and Lucy Lange
Dr. Ted Peters*
Dr. Andrew P. Porter
Richard and Carolyn Procunier
Dr. Holmes Rolston III
Edwin E. Schoenberger
Stone Church of Willow Glen Presbyterian
Dr. Jane E. Strohl (in honor of Dr. Ted Peters)
Dr. Thomas F. Tracy
Scott C. Turner
Byron and Judi Waite
Dr. Kirk Wegter-McNelly
Weiser Family Foundation
Nancy Wiens

Planet ($500+)

Anonymous (in honor of Dr. Ted Peters)
Dr. Herbert Anderson (in honor of Dr. Ted Peters)
Dr. John B. Cobb, Jr.
The Reverend Canon Dr. Graham Cotter
Rev. Marjorie H. Davis
Rev. Dr. Lindon J. Eaves
Dr. George F. Ellis
Dr. Mary Gerhart
Dr. P. Roger Gillette
Dr. Reginald Hamer
Dr. Donald C. Helm
Dean Arthur G. Holder*
Dr. Karen Lebacqz
Joseph J. Molhoek (on behalf of Braden Molhoek)
Jennifer Nixon
Dr. John P. Nordin
John J. Reilly Center at the University of Notre Dame
Dr. Benjamin A. Reist
Dr. Allan M. Russell
Rev. Dr. Barbara P. Smith-Moran, S.O.Sc.
Dr. Nancy Teskey, SNJM
Dr. Margaret G. Towne
Rev. John E. Turpin
Bob and Marion Wiens
Dr. Claude Welch

Moon ($250+)

Rev. Joseph A. Bracken, SJ
Dr. Joan Carter
The City Church of San Francisco
Dr. Ramanath Cowsik
Dr. Celia E. Deane-Drummond
Dr. C.V. Finnegan
First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Centerville, IA
First Presbyterian Church, Roswell, NM
Brian and Lisa Galicia
Dr. Edward J. Gutman
Dr. Dennis Hair
Dr. Woosik Hyun
Junghyung Kim
Robert J. Kossler
James Kutz
Pfr.z.A. Andreas Losch
Dr. Ernan McMullin
Microsoft Corporation
Westminster House, Berkeley, California
Rev. Kyeng-whan Oh
Dr. Andrew S. Park
Dr. Ann M. Pederson
Drs. Moses and Elizabeth Penumaka
Dr. William D. Phillips
Dr. Robert Reed
Dr. W. Mark Richardson*
Nadia M. Saad
Jim Schaal and Sarah Conning
Dr. Patricia J. Schulz
Science and Theology Network of Minnesota (in memory of Ian Barbour)
Dr. Frederick M. Silvers
Margaret Wertheim
Colleen Zablit (in memory of William Houghton)

Asteroid ($150+)

George S. Abela (in memory of William Houghton)
Dr. Alan H. Batten
Dr. Kevin P. Bertrand
David Brown
Mary Anne Cooney
Bishop John S. Cummins
Dr. Willem B. Drees
Dr. James G. Emerson, Jr.
Rev. William S. Falla, Jr.
William B. Groves, Jr.
Rev. C. G. Haugabook, Jr.
Susan C. Hoganson
Bonnie F. Johnston
Dr. James Kraft
Rev. Ted M. Lau
Dr. Michael Levandowsky
Dr. Thomas J. Lindell
Nancy S. Lovejoy
Rev. Dr. George L. Murphy
Dr. Beresford N. Parlett
Dr. Martin J. Rice
Rev. Barbara A. Roche
Rev. M. Scot Sherman
Bob Stumpf
Dr. Wesley J. Wildman

Comet ($100+)

Eric Alexander and Helen Gould
Dr. Stephen Ames
Steven Argyris
Dr. William H. Austin
Rev. Frank E. Budenholzer, SVD
Mary Wong Cheng
Dr. Samuel Cheon
Dr. Philip D. Clayton
Dr. Charles G. Conway
Rev. Carl R. Cooper
Dr. Gary R. Coulter
Chick D'Arpino
Dr. Edward B. and Kathryn A. Davis
Dennis Dubro
First United Church of Christ, Northfield, MN (in memory of Ian Barbour)
Rev. John D. Geary
Dr. Owen Gingerich
Dr. John B. Hooper
Dr. Nancy R. Howell
Dr. Lois Isenman
Mildred D. Johnson
Tom and Becky Johnson
Dr. Alfred T. Lane
Eleanore Lee
Dr. Elizabeth Liebert, SNJM
Dr. Olga Louchakova
Dr. Patrick M Magee
Dr. Anthony N. Melling
Braden Molhoek
Dick and Margie Moore
Judge John T. Noonan, Jr.
Adrian T. O'Keefe
Dr. Palmyre M.F. Oomen
Dr. Varadaraja Vu Raman
Ralph and Anne Sackman
Marie Sawaya (in memory of William Houghton)
Dr. Jack Sawyer
Dr. Randall L. Saxon
Dr. Jame Schaefer (in memory of Bill Stoeger, SJ)
Rev. Richard T. Schellhase
Dr. Fred G. Silva
Dr. Ernest L. Simmons
Dr. Robert L. Smith
Dr. Christopher C. B. Southgate
Jeffrey D. Stauffer
Dr. Owen C. Thomas and Dr. Margaret Miles
Rev. Dr. Lou Ann Trost
Dr. Howard J. Van Till
Dr. William A. Wood III
Dr. Jozef M. Zycinski

Meteor (up to $100)

Daniel Altman
Rosa Alvarez-Ulloa
Dr. John T. Baldwin
Steven Baraniuk
Dr. Whitney Bauman
Carol Bier
Dr. Frank T. Birtel
Dr. Kate G. Boisvert
Christine Bolla
Dr. Paul Brown
Dr. Jean E. Burns
Dr. Thomas and Virginia Cahill
Dr. David P. Carico
Arthur Cassidy
Meera Chakravorty
Yun-Shiung Chang
Dr. Anne M. Clifford CSJ
Dr. Christopher Corbally, SJ
Matt Crabb
Dr. Mary K. Cunningham
Patrice Curtis
Rev. Michael J. Dodds O.P.
Dr. Manuel G. Doncel, SJ
Dr. Denis Edwards
Dr. Daren Erisman
Dr. Karl V. Evans
George Fosselius
Dr. Richard L. Gelwick
Dr. Robert M. Geraci
Dr. Karl Giberson
Grace Gilliam
Rabbi Michael Gold
Dr. Mehdi Golshani
Dr. Mark Graves
Brian P. Green
Jeff Gros
James P. Gunshinan
Dr. Chelvadurai H. Harichandran
Dr. Forrest A. Hartman
Taye Hashiguchi
Dr. Carl S. Helrich
Dr. Peter M.J. Hess
Frederick Hill
The Rev. John F Hird, S.O.Sc.
John Hubisz
Philip J. Hughes
Dr. Roger Hull
Rev. Gregory R. Huth
Dr. Paul and Regina Ingram
Fr. John Izzo, SJ
Dr. Antje Jackelen
Frank Jakubowsky
Dr. Chulsu Jo
Dr. Alicia Juarrero
Dr. Yuri Kaneda and David F. Fujikawa (in memory of William Houghton)
Rabbi Daniel L. Kaplan
Jim F. Kemp
The Rev. Canon Thomas A. Kerr, Jr.
Mahboob Khan
Dr. Stanley Klein
Dr. Thomas M. Knadig
Dr. Alfred Kracher
Sungho Lee
Robert Linville
Yiyu Liu
Robert Loper
John Lowell
Michael Mallory
Jean Mayer (in memory of William Houghton)
Michael McGinley
Dr. Stuart L. McHugh
Rev. Eric Metoyer (in honor of Dr. Bob Russell)
Dr. Jonathan Miller
Ki Wook Min
Dr. Wing Kee A. Mok
Dr. Anri Morimoto
Dr. Joshua and Melissa Moritz (in honor of Dr. Ted and Karen Peters)
Alice S. Murray
Rev. Derek R. Nelson
Mitzie Norred (in memory of William Houghton)
Mansurali G. Nurmuhammad
Rev. Dr. Del F. Olsen
Rita Osman
Dr. Yoshihiko Otani
Joann Pavlinec
Piedmont Gardens
Rev. Dr. John C. Polkinghorne
Dr. Adam Pryor
Dr. Oliver Putz and Emily Hebard
Garrett Riegg
Rev. Thomas and Sher Ross
Gerald Roth
Janette Saaveeka
Dr. James F. Salmon, SJ
Jeffrey P. Schaffer
Elaine Schmidt
Dr. Sandra M. Schneiders IHM
Michael Schwab
Dr. Lea F. Schweitz
James Sharp
James Shinn
Rev. Ursula Shone
Dr. David Siegenthaler
Rev. David Stagaman, SJ
Catherine Steinke                            
Dr. Peter Stork
Terence C. Terman
Rev. Carlton B. Turner
Justin Douglas Tygar
Tom Udo
Dr. Vladimir Vukanovic
Dr. Donald H. Wacome
Robert J. Wagner
Dr. Nik Warren
Susan White
Nikos Yiangou
Seung Hyun Yoo
Victor A. Zablit (in memory of William Houghton)

In-Kind Support

The Graduate Theological Union
Pacific School of Religion

And thank you to the John Templeton Foundation for a $400,000 Challenge Grant which helped support CTNS in fundraising for the Chair from 2009-2012.

* Member of the CTNS Board of Directors

If you see an error in this listing, please contact CTNS Development, 510-848-8152.

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