Created by Paiva Netto, the President of the Legion of Good Will, the Spirit and Science World Forum held its first edition on October 18-21, 2000, in the World Parliament of Ecumenical Fraternity, the LGW’s ParlaMundi, in Brasília/DF (Brazil), when the topic “Science and Faith on the Path to Equilibrium” was debated. It brought together scientists, religious people, researchers, and scholars from Brazil and abroad, who presented their different views on the main topic. Given the success of this initiative and its successful outcome, the Forum became a permanent activity.
It is a space open for fraternal dialogue between various sectors in society created to encourage wider debate on issues that are important to people. It also presents the contributions of different areas of spiritual and human knowledge for building a more solidary, altruistic, and ecumenical society, the aim being to implement its propositions in the pragmatic field of civil society achievements.
During the Forum, they will be showing a pre-recorded video presentation by the IONS Director of Research, Dr.Helané Wahbeh, on the topic of “What Survives Death? A Survey of People’s Beliefs.”