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Logic And Religion Association

The Logic and Religion Association (LARA) aims to advance research in the field of Logic and Religion. This is being achieved through the World Congress of Logic and Religion (WoColoR), the Logic and Religion Webinar series, and other scientific events, as well as through the publication of manuscripts. It was created in 2021 as a natural development of the Logic and Religion project.

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Jean-Yves Beziau

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)


Marcin Trepczyński

University of Warsaw (Poland)


Francisco de Assis Mariano

University of Missouri-Columbia (USA)


Anand Vaidya

San José State University (USA)


Agnieszka Rostalska

Ghent University (Belgium)


Ricardo Sousa Silvestre

Federal University of Campina Grande (Brazil)

Executive Board
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Richard Swinburne

University of Oxford (UK)

Analytic Philosophy of Religion and Christianity


Snezana Lawrence

Middlesex University (UK)

Mathematics and Religion


Eleonore Stump

Saint Louis University (USA)

Medieval Philosophy and Analytic Philosophy of Religion 


Stanislaw Krajewski

University of Warsaw (Poland)

Foundations of Mathematics and Interreligious Dialogue


Dov Gabbay

King's College (UK) 

Talmudic Logic


Piergiorgio Odifreddi

University of Turin (Italy)

Logic and Philosophical Atheism

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Purushottama Bilimoria

University of Melbourne (Australia)

Hinduism and Indian Philosophy


Bo Mou

San Jose State University (USA)

Chinese Philosophy and Comparative Philosophy

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Jerome Gellman

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Israel)

Judaism and Philosophy of Religion


Liz Jackson

Ryerson University (Canada)

Epistemology and Philosophy of Mind


Indian Philosophy and Phenomenology

Jessica Frazier

Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies (UK)


Musa Akrami 

Islamic Azad University (Iran)

Logic and Islam

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Jens Lemanski

University of Hagen (Germany)

Schopenhauer and Logic Diagrams


Fabio Bertato

University of Campinas (Brazil)

Formal Philosophy of Religion


Gianfranco Basti

Pontifical Lateran University (Vatican)

Logic, Algebra and Christianity


Paul Weingartner

University of Salzburg (Austria)

Logical Philosophy of Religion and Mathematics


Ali Sadegh Daghighi

Iranian Institute of Philosophy (Iran)

Oriental Logic and Mathematics

Scientific Board

The origins of the Logic and Religion project date back to 2014, when Ricardo Silvestre and Jean-Yves Beziau conceived the 1st World Congress of Logic and Religion (WoCoLoR), which took place in João Pessoa, Brazil, the following year. Approximately 150 logicians and theologians from around the world attended the event; it had distinguished scholars such as Richard Swinburne (Oxford) and Jean-Pierre Desclés (Paris) as plenary speakers. The 2nd WoCoLoR was then held in 2017 in Warsaw, Poland, hosted by Marcin Trepczyński, Stanisław Krajewski and Piotr Balcerowicz. It was even bigger than the first congress. Saul Kripke (New York), Dov Gabbay (London) and Laurent Lafforgue (Paris) were among the plenary speakers. Among the publications resulting from the congresses are several special issues of Logica Universalis (Springer), Sophia (Springer) and the Journal of Applied Logics (College Publications), as well as an anthology published by Springer. In 2018, it was announced that the 3rd WoCoLoR would take place in one of the most famous holy cities in the world: Varanasi, India. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 crisis, the congress had to be postponed twice (It took place on November 4-8, 2022, during the Kartik Purnima festival, at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India. The 4th WoCoLoR will take place on September 18-23, 2023, at Sinaia, Romania.) In 2021, as a natural consequence of the project, the Logic and Religion Association (LARA) was created. 


There are two kinds of LARA membership one might apply to: supporting membership and ordinary membership.


supporting member can be any person or institution that declares financial, material or substantive assistance to help achieve LARA's goals. A person or institution becomes a supporting member after submitting a written request to clearly stating the nature of the assistance that will be provided to LARA. For scholars, we suggest financial support in the form of an annual fee (see below).  The request is evaluated and approved or rejected by LARA Executive Board. Supporting members have no voting rights. However, they may participate in an advisory capacity. The supporting member is obliged to comply with the declared assistance and obey the statutes and resolutions.


An ordinary member can be anyone who sends a written application to accompanied by two letters of recommendation from LARA members. The request is evaluated and approved or rejected by LARA Executive Board. Ordinary members have the right to participate in elections, make motions concerning the activities of the Association, and are exempt from WoCoLoR registration fees. Ordinary members must help LARA achieve its goals, participate in general meetings, obey the statutes and resolutions, participate in the activities of the Association to the extent possible, and pay the annual fee (see below)

Annual Fee

  • Scholars with monthly income over 2000 Euro: 200 EUR

  • Scholars with a monthly income 2000 Euro or lower: 100 EUR

  • Students: 50 EUR



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