Past Events and Screenings

Grand Rapids Area Library meeting room
140 NE 2nd St
Grand Rapids, MN, USA


This film screening is part of the monthly meeting of the Grand Rapids Area Earth Circle. Pizza and cake will be served. There is no charge for this event, but a free will offering will be taken to purchase tree seedlings and garden seeds through Heifer International to help people in areas suffering from deforestation and depleted soil.

For more, read this news article.

Religion and Ecology Workshop

San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, CA, USA

Thomas Berry: A Biography with authors
Mary Evelyn Tucker, Yale University
John A. Grim, Yale University
Response: Sam Mickey, University of San Francisco

Hidden Heart of the Cosmos with author
Brian Thomas Swimme
Response: Heather Eaton, Saint Paul University, Ottawa

Theme: The Great Work

November 16, 2019

9am - 6pm

Holy Names University

Former Sophia Center Classroom  

3500 Mountain Boulevard

Oakland, CA, USA

Georgetown University
Washington D.C., USA

This special conference will explore the life and legacy of ecologist  and theologian Thomas Berry, with presentations on his intellectual  journey, “The New Story,” the “Journey of the Universe,” Laudato Si and  the “Dream of the Earth,” and the challenge of “The Great Work.”

Mary Evelyn Tucker (Yale University)
John Grim (Yale University)
Dan Sheridan (St. Joseph University, emeritus)
Steve Dunn, C.P. (Passionist Missionaries)
Brian Brown (Iona College, emeritus)
John Borelli (Georgetown University)
Kusumita Pedersen (St. Francis College, emerita)
Kathleen Duffy, S.S.J. (Chestnut Hill College)
Kathleen Deignan (Iona College)
Leo Lefebure (Georgetown University)
Heather Eaton (St. Paul’s University, Ottawa)
Brian Thomas Swimme (California Institute of Integral Studies)
Catherine Amy Kropp (Yale University)
Dan Scheid (Duquesne University)
Nancy Wright, (Ascension Lutheran Church, Burlington, VT)
John Robert McNeill (Georgetown University)  

Sponsored by Georgetown University and the Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology

View the flyer.

This event is free and open to the public. RSVP required.

Event website.

How does Chinese thought energize and elevate an evolutionary worldview?

On October 12, there was a premiere showing of Journey of the Universe with Chinese subtitles at the Yale Beijing Center.  The Journey book was also available in Chinese, and the online classes on Journey, which are translated into Chinese, were also featured.  There was a capacity audience of 160 in Beijing and 75,000 people watched this in live streaming across China. We were delighted to continue to share this story with new and old friends in China.

Read Mary Evelyn’s introductions to the film and the panel discussion.

View the livestream recording of the event here (recording in Chinese).

Mary Evelyn organized and moderated the Yale Beijing Center event program that illustrated how the cosmological perspectives of Journey of the Universe are compatible with the Confucian cosmology of the unity of Cosmos, Earth, and humans. After a showing of the film three leading Chinese scholars commented on the film and China’s efforts to promote an ecological civilization through Confucian ecological values.

The aim of this program was to suggest that the issues of environmental sustainability are enhanced when joined to the humanities and environmental ethics. An interdisciplinary synthesis of science, policy, and traditional cultural values deepens China's promotion of an ecological civilization.

Event Information:

October 12, 2019

Yale Center Beijing
36th Floor, Tower B, IFC Building
8 Jianguomenwai Avenue
Chaoyang District, Beijing, China

This event includes a showing of Journey of the Universe (with Chinese subtitles) and a panel discussion.

Panel Discussion:

Tu Weiming, Beijing University
Lu Feng, Tsinghua University
Qiao Qingju, Central Party School
Yao Xinzhong, Renmin University

Moderator:  Mary Evelyn Tucker

View the program and bios here.

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The Federated Church of Marlborough
Community House
160 Main St., Route 101
Marlborough, NH
Contact:,(603) 876-3863 
News article about event

German Protestant Kirchentag (Church Day)
Dortmund, Germany
Contact: Georg Wagener-Lohse,

"Religion/Water/Climate: Changing Cultures and Landscapes"

A Conference Sponsored by the International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture (ISSRNC)

Hosted by University College Cork in Ireland on June 13-16, 2019

The screening will be followed by Q&A with Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim.

Event Website

Festival of Faiths

Kentucky Science Center
727 W Main Street
Louisville, KY, USA

The screenings will take place on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 5:00pm. There will be an additional 8:00pm screening on Saturday.

All screenings will be free and open to the public.

Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim will lead discussion at the Thursday screening.

Contact: Maggie Jerzeel,

"Religion, Science and Ecology: Shared Responsibility for the Future"

A Conference in Support of the Coalition of Massachusetts Religious Leaders and Scientists

April 10, 2019
11:30am - 8:00pm

Merrimack College
Cascia Hall and Rogers Center for the Arts
315 Turnpike Street
North Andover, MA, USA

Film screening of Journey of the Universe at 4:10pm


Sponsors: Center for the Study of Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations and the Center for Sustainability and the Environment

RSVP here for this free event.

Frederic C. Wood lecture by Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim

March 28, 2019 at 5pm

Vassar College
Taylor Hall 203
124 Raymond Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY, USA

Sponsored by the Department of Religion. Co-sponsored by the Program of Environmental Studies and Religious and Spiritual Life and Contemplative Practices.

Read the press release.

March 17, 2019 at 2-4pm

Commonweal Gallery
451 Mesa Road
Bolinas, CA, USA

Join Michael Lerner, host of The New School at Commonweal, in another conversation with Mary Evelyn Tucker, whose new book, Thomas Berry: A Biography, is due at bookstores in May. Written by Mary Evelyn with co-authors John Grim and Andrew Angyal, the book is the first biography of Thomas Berry, illuminating his remarkable vision and showing the ongoing significance of Berry’s conception of human interdependence with the Earth within the unfolding journey of the universe.

Co-Presented with Black Mountain Circle and Point Reyes Books
as part of the Geography of Hope Series of Events

Register here for this free event.

Academy of Aerospace and Engineering
1101 Kennedy Road
Windsor, CT, USA
Contact: Chinma Uche,

Part 2 of a 2-part Climate Compassion Special Salon Series.

Following the previous week’s screening of Journey of the Universe, we will be in dialogue with the film’s co-creators, two visionaries of our time:
Mary Evelyn Tucker and Brian Thomas Swimme.

Casual vegetarian potluck: 7:00pm

Interactive Salon: 7:30pm-9:30pm

Berkeley, CA, USA (address with registration)

Register here.

The Graduate Institute
171 Amity Road
Bethany CT, USA
Discussion with Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim.
Contact: JimTrifone,

Part 1 of a 2-part Climate Compassion Special Salon Series.
Private screening of Journey of the Universe, followed by discussion.
Casual vegetarian potluck: 7:00pm
Film Screening: 7:30pm
Discussion: 8:30-9:30pm 
Berkeley, CA, USA (address with registration)
Register here.

Lectures by Mary Evelyn Tucker
Seoul, Korea and PyeongChang Forum in Gangwon Province, Korea

The Journey of the Universe film and book, written by Brian Thomas Swimme and Mary Evelyn Tucker, invite us to reflect on our role and responsibility to the flourishing of communities within evolutionary cosmology. How can the life of ecosystems and species be enhanced by humans, not irrevocably damaged? The Journey Conversations explore in what ways humans can contribute to the “great work” of building sustainable cities, resilient food systems, ecological economies, and alternative energies. As planetary citizens we are asking: How can our creativity be aligned with Earth’s creativity.

View the press release and schedule for the PyeongChang Forum.

See photos from the event.

February 3, May 5, August 4, & November 3, 2019

2:00-3:30 pm

Scarritt Bennett Center
Kreitner Room, Laskey Building
1027 18th Avenue South
Nashville,TN, USA

With Dr. Craig E. Philip, Dr. Keivan Stassun,
Tamara Marshall Whiting, and Joyce Wilding

These events are free and open to the public.

View the flyer.

An exhibition of watercolors, mixed media paintings, and hand-made accordion books by Mary Coelho.

Clare Gallery
285 Church Street
Hartford, CT, USA

February 3, 1:00 - 3:00 pm: a free screening of the Emmy award-winning film Journey of the Universe.

February 17, 1:00 - 3:00 pm: a panel discussion will include John Grim, co-producer of Journey of the Universe and co-director of the Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology, and author and artist, Mary Coelho.

View the flyer.

Grace Cathedral
1100 California St.
San Francisco, CA

Journey will be playing all day (10am - 4:15pm) in the AIDS Memorial Chapel. It will be showing every hour on the hour.

At 4:30-6:00pm, there will be special screening with discussion with Mary Evelyn Tucker and Brian Thomas Swimme in Wilsey ABC.

These screenings are a part of the many "Faith-Rooted Affiliated Workshops" at the "Global Climate Action Summit."