Centro di Documentazione Interdisciplinare di Scienza e Fede

The DISF educational website (disf.org) is an online learning platform aimed at secondary school teachers and students. It contains more than 1,000 original pages and addresses the relationship between science, history, philosophy and religion. The main objective is to provide a reliable resource to support the teaching of school subjects in these areas. 

La web, actualmente en italiano, fue diseñado considerando que los estudiantes de entre 14 y 16 años forman su propia concepción del mundo y de la vida. At this stage, the scientific worldview may be compatible or contrary to philosophical and religious teachings. Therefore, DISF Educational focuses on advances in natural sciences and technology, which have an increasing influence on society and our way of life. The project addresses topics such as the relationship between science and society, ethics and religion, which are already included in Italian high school curricula. These issues deserve a solid historical and philosophical framework, which is often lacking in school textbooks. The website was created by the DISF Research Center, directed by Giuseppe Tanzella-Nitti and funded in part by the Italian Episcopal Conference; In addition to the website, the DISF Research Center has organized courses and conferences for secondary school teachers based on the material published in DISF Educational.


Giuseppe-Tanzella Nitti y Stefano Oliva

Giuseppe Tanzella-Nitti

Giuseppe Tanzella-Nitti is a Catholic priest and renowned academic. He is currently Professor of Fundamental Theology at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross and Adjunct Scholar at the Vatican Observatory. He also directs the DISF Research Center at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross and is the Editor-in-Chief of the online Interdisciplinary Encyclopedia of Religion and Science. He also collaborates with the Pontifical Council for Culture and the Pontifical Academy of Sciences;

Stefano Oliva

Stefano Oliva is the general manager and coordinator of the DISF Educativo project. Associate Professor of Aesthetics at the Niccolò Cusano University and scientific consultant to the Treccani Institute of the Italian Encyclopedia;