Living Cosmology: Christian Responses to Journey of the Universe

November 7-9, 2014

Yale Divinity School
409 Prospect St.
New Haven, CT

Organized by the Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale in honor of Thomas Berry's 100th birthday, "Living Cosmology" offered participants an opportunity to hear from dozens of scholars and religious practitioners on the Christian response to the Emmy Award winning film, Journey of the Universe. This free conference opened Friday evening with a reception and screening of the film and closed Sunday evening with a celebratory service.

Support for the Living Cosmology Conference is gratefully acknowledged from:

Yale Divinity School
Porter Fund, Berkeley Divinity School
Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
Germeshausen Foundation
Engelhard Foundation
Reverend Albert Neilson
Marianne and Jim Welch

Conference Program 

Videos of all the Panel Presentations at the Conference

Program for Celebratory Service

Biographies of Participants


Area information for conference participants


A collection of the “Living Cosmology” conference papers will be published by Orbis Books. View the table of contents.


"Yale conference continues Journey of the Universe"
By Jamie Manson
National Catholic Reporter, November 21, 2014

“Thomas Berry: Reflections on his Life and Thought”
By John Grim & Mary Evelyn Tucker
Teilhard Studies Number 61, Fall 2010

“Teilhard de Chardin: A Short Biography”
By John Grim & Mary Evelyn Tucker

“Teilhard’s Vision of Evolution”
By John Grim and Mary Evelyn Tucker
Teilhard Studies Number 50, Spring 2005

“The Ecological Spirituality of Teilhard”
By Mary Evelyn Tucker
Teilhard Studies Number 51, Fall 2005

“Being Human in the Age of Humans”
By Rick Potts
Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of the American Indian, Winter 2013