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June 2017

The Magi Project: Science and Theology

June 5 @ 8:00 am - June 9 @ 5:00 pm

Physical science, which is ordered towards the exploration of the physical world, can neither prove nor disprove the existence of God, who is pure spirit. However, contemplation of the physical Universe can lead people to ask deeper questions about meaning and human existence which can lead them to think deeply about the existence of God and the spiritual life. Contemplation of the Universe can also lead them to develop ideas about God based on their experiences of the physical Universe.…

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The Wicked Problem of Climate Change: What it is doing to us and for us?

June 24 @ 8:00 am - July 1 @ 5:00 pm
NH United States + Google Map

Climate change is a “wicked problem” with causes and consequences in economic, ecological, ethical, and technological realms. As climate change continues to alter our planet in a manner largely out of our control, how can we use this monumental change as an opportunity for societal and spiritual transformation? IRAS 63rd Annual Conference on Star Island June 24 – July 1, 2017 Star Island, Portsmouth, NH For more information, click here! Conference Committee: Emily Austin austin.emily@gmail.com and Karl Peters kpeters396@cox.net, (Co-chairs),…

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Teilhard’s Mysticism: Spiraling into the Cosmic Christ

June 25 @ 8:00 am - July 1 @ 5:00 pm

Teilhard’s Mysticism: Spiraling into the Cosmic Christ Retreat: June 25 - July 1, 2017 Presenter: Kathleen Duffy, SSJ, PhD Maris Stella Retreat Center, Harvey Cedars, NJ During this retreat, through input, prayer, song, film, contemplative activities, and sharing, we follow Teilhard as he travels ever more deeply from Circle to Circle into the arms of the Cosmic Christ. This experience of traveling with Teilhard will guide all those of kindred spirits “who love the world” and who yearn to expand…

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October 2017

How Much Can Biology Explain? Charles Darwin & Bernard Lonergan, SJ

October 8 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Chestnut Hill College – Commonwealth Chateau, 9230 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19118 United States
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John Haught, PhD Distinguished Research Professor, Georgetown University 1:30 - 4:00 PM, October 8 Evolutionary biology contributes much to our present understanding of life, and it promises also to deepen our understanding of human intelligence, ethics and even religion. For some evolutionists, however, Darwin’s science is so impressive that it now supplants theology by providing what appears to be the ultimate explanation of all manifestations of life including human intelligence. By using the Jesuit philosopher Bernard Lonergan's theory of understanding…

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