Upcoming Lectures:

  • God’s Cosmic Experiment: Teilhard’s Perspective on Evolution
    • Louis M. Savary, PhD, STD

      Sunday, September 29, 2019; 1 pm to 4 pm

  • Emergence of Religion in Human Evolution: Lessons from Neuroscience; Lessons from the Hearth
    • Christopher J. Corbally, PhD, SJ and Margaret Boone Rappaport, PhD

      Tuesday, October 8th, 2019; 7 pm to 9 pm

  • Evolution’s God? Teilhard de Chardin and the Varieties of Process Theology
    • Donald Wayne Viney, PhD

      Monday, March 23rd, 2020; 7 pm to 9 pm

    All lectures are held at the Commonwealth Chateau
    on the SugarLoaf Campus of Chestnut Hill College.
    We hope you will join us!


    Upcoming Conference:

  • Love at the Heart of the Cosmos: Living in Relational Wholeness
    • 5pm December 6th through 12 noon December 8th 2019; Registration is now available. Because this conference is very popular, the onsite spots have all been taken. However, it is still possible to attend the talks live online. Click here for details.

    Outside Events:

    Our Evening Reading Circle:

    Our Evening Reading Circle usually meets from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm on the second Monday of the month in the Morton Room of Logue Library on the Chestnut Hill College campus. We are presently reading and discussing Teilhard’s Struggle: Embracing the Work of Evolution by Kathleen Duffy. All are welcome!

    Schedule of upcoming meetings and readings:

    September 16 ………………………………….Chapters 5-6
    October 14 …………………………………Chapters 7-8
    November 11 …………………………………Chapters 9-10, Conclusion

    Our Afternoon Reading Circle:

    We will usually meet on the second Wednesday of the month from 1:30pm to 3:00pm in the Morton Room of the Logue Library on the CHestnut Hill College campus. For our initial meeting, we will meet on September 18th and will be reading and discussing Chapter 1 of John Haught’s Science and Religion.

    If interested in joining us, please contact us at Institute4RS@chc.edu.


    Be sure to peruse our growing list of videos from past lectures under the Resources section!


    Teilhard petition:

    Recently a group of scientists, who are interested in promoted Teilhard’s thought and spirituality, have prepared a petition to Pope Francis asking that he consider declaring Teilhard a Doctor of the Roman Catholic Church. We invite you to consider signing the petition. You can find the petition and more information about this by clicking here!

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