Past Events and Screenings

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

2:00 pm

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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