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Journey of the Universe Film Screening

Journey of the Universe Film Screening

Friday, January 20, 2023

7:15pm EST

Eco Hotel La Paz
San Marcos La Laguna, Guatemala

Discussion with Sam King

Journey of the Universe film screening

Journey of the Universe film screening

Thursday, January 5, 2023

7pm EST

Emporium Plaza
San Marcos La Laguna

Discussion with Sam King

Engaging the Legacy, Exploring the Contributions of Teilhard and Thomas

Engaging the Legacy, Exploring the Contributions of Teilhard and Thomas

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Online at 7:30-9:30pm EDT

Facilitators: John Grim and Sam King

Hosted by The Well Spirituality Center

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Homecoming Farm  Annual Spring Awakening

Homecoming Farm Annual Spring Awakening

Saturday, April 23, 2022

9:30 am - 2:30 pm EDT

Molloy College
1000 Hempstead Avenue
Rockville Centre, NY, USA

Hosted by Homecoming Farm in collaboration with the Molloy College Office of Mission and the Siena Center for Social Justice

Celebrate the Ten Year Anniversary of the film, Journey of the Universe. Join us for a screening of the film, discussion with Mary Evelyn Tucker, John Grim, and Sam King. Boxed lunch included.

Tickets: $25

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5th Annual Flaring Forth Celebration

5th Annual Flaring Forth Celebration

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Online event at 5:00-6:15pm PST

Theme: “The 10th anniversary of the Journey of the Universe Project”

With Brian Thomas Swimme, Mary Evelyn Tucker, John Grim,
Sam King, Elizabeth McAnally, and Thomas Spiritbringer

Please join Brian Thomas Swimme and Mary Evelyn Tucker, the main creators and promoters of the Journey of the Universe Project, as we celebrate its 10th anniversary!   Through story, dialog, and music we will honor the anniversaries of: Thomas Berry’s birth in 1914; The Universe Story release in 1992; the Journey of the Universe Project in 2011; and the Universe Story Calendar’s promulgation in 2017 around this essential topic. Join us on Zoom for this evolutionary, annual event!

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Contact: Thomas Spiritbringer, ourearthguy@gmail.com

Is there structure in big history dynamics?

Is there structure in big history dynamics?

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

12:00pm Eastern Time

Webinar with Dave LePoire from the Argonne National Laboratory

Admission is free and open to all.

Hosted by the International Big History Association

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Are there regular patterns within the sequence of events of Big History? The dynamics of interest covers evolutionary processes focusing on the leading edge of complexity. Big History covers evolution of the cosmos along with Earth-based evolution of life, humans, and civilization. While the large-scale trend seems to be an accelerated version of exponential growth, there seems to be structure within this development. My initial exposure to this was with Carl Sagan’s 1977 book “The Dragons of Eden” where information processes were divided into the three evolutionary phases of life (DNA), humans (brain), and civilization (writing). Starting from this, further possible substructure is identified along with the extension into the cosmos development. Many questions are raised such as what causes this geometric structure? What determines the geometric factors of complexity advances? How might this pattern continue? How can we use this information to navigate the present?

Your God Is Too Small

Your God Is Too Small

Friday, October 1, 2021

5:00pm Central Daylight Time

This free Zoom webinar with Guy J. Consolmagno SJ is hosted by the Center for Advanced Study in Religion and Science (CASIRAS) and Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC).

Register here.

The contrast between “the World” and “the Cosmos” is becoming blurred, even as we are learning just how big the Cosmos is. We need to understand that all those other planets are real places, part of the same universe created by God and redeemed by the Incarnation. And God is Creator not only of other places but other times, before and beyond the time when we exist here on Earth. In the face of this immensity in time and space, from the Big Bang to the Heat Death of the Universe, what does it means to be a creature, and to be redeemed by the risen Christ? And in that light, can we appreciate all the more the words of the Psalmist: When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars that you have established; what are human beings that you are mindful of them, mortals that you care for them? Yet you have made them a little lower than God, and crowned them with glory and honor.

“It is rare to find someone so accomplished in science, theology, and philosophy, who can also communicate complex topics clearly to a general audience. Br. Guy is one of the best story-tellers I’ve ever known,” said Grace Wolf-Chase, senior scientist and senior education and communication specialist at the Planetary Science Institute.

Br. Guy J. Consolmagno, director of the Vatican Observatory, is known for his ability to communicate complex topics clearly to a general audience. He received the 2014 Carl Sagan Medal for outstanding communication by an active planetary scientist to the general public from the American Astronomical Society Division for Planetary Sciences. He is the author or co-author of four books exploring faith and science issues, including, Would You Baptize an Extraterrestrial? (with Paul Mueller), God’s Mechanics, Brother Astronomer, and The Way to the Dwelling of Light.  

A Magnificent Universe: A Contemplation of Human Purpose

A Magnificent Universe: A Contemplation of Human Purpose

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Webinar at 5:00 pm EDT

Please join IRAS for another session of the monthly webinar series, Science, Religion, and Society, featuring

Dr. Jennifer J. Wiseman, Director of the AAAS Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion (DoSER) program at AAAS, and an astrophysicist at NASA.                                  

Respondent: Dr. Steven Finette (Ph.D. in biophysics, Syracuse University), physicist at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in Washington, DC.

Modern telescopes are revealing an incredible, beautiful, and active universe. Telescopes are also "time machines," sampling ancient light from distant stars and galaxies, revealing a universe that over vast time has transformed everything in existence.  From a burst of initial energy and inflation, we now see a fruitful universe filled with galaxies, stars, planets, and — at least on one planet — life.  Should we feel insignificant or inspired when we consider this incredible, developing universe? Through images of beautiful nebulae, active planets, and even infant galaxies, this talk will show how current and future astronomical discoveries inspire contemplation of human purpose and connection to a magnificent cosmos.

Dr. Jennifer Wiseman is an astrophysicist, author, and speaker. She studies the process of star and planet formation in our galaxy using radio, optical, and infrared telescopes. She is also interested in national science policy and public science engagement. and directs the program of Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion (DoSER) for the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Wiseman studied physics at MIT, co-discovering comet Wiseman-Skiff in 1987, and continued in astronomy with her doctoral research at Harvard. She has worked with several international observatories and is currently a senior astrophysicist at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Dr. Wiseman is a Fellow of the American Scientific Affiliation, a network of Christians in Science. She frequently gives public talks on the excitement of scientific discovery and appears in many venues including The New York Times, The Washington Post, NOVA, and National Public Radio.

The Institute on Religion in an Age of Science webinar is FREE but registration is required.

Register for September 29 Webinar.

For questions, contact CJ Love: carolynjlove3@gmail.com

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