The Midwest Center for Religion and Consciousness (MCRC) is a affiliate of the Midwest Religion and Science Society (MRSS).  The MCRC's focus is an in depth and non-prejudicial study of consciousness from the perspectives of the natural sciences and philosophy/religion.

The objective of the MCRC is to study the question of consciousness, particularly with regard to the role of systemic order as understood from complexity theory and the ethical/moral responsibilities that arise from human consciousness as a high-level property. Undertaking the study simultaneously from the scientific and from the religious-philosophical perspectives presents the MRSS with an engaging and unifying core.