SCRC hosted its first “Science, Religion and Philosophy: A Commemoration of the World’s Parliament of Religions” conference last weekend in La Salle, IL at the Hegeler Carus Mansion. The keynote speaker was Cornelis de Waal, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Indiana and recipient of the 2013 Alwin C. Carus Research Award, who spoke on “The Marriage of Religion and Science Reconsidered: Taking Cues from Pierce.” Other speakers included: Suyan Moodley (South Africa), Roger Adams (Connecticut), Ewoud Halewijn (Delft University, Netherlands), Liz Hartman (SIUC), Avik Mukherjee (India) and Saboura Hajiali (Visiting Scholar from Iran, SIUC) and Pangratios Papacosta (Columbia College Chicago). Christina Bleyer and Blouke Carus also participated. Great discussion was also a present. Special thanks to the staff of the Hegeler Carus Mansion, the Hegeler Carus Foundation and the Alwin C. Carus Mineral Trust for making this conference such a success.