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October 2018

How to Pursue Truth – Camille Carlisle, M.S.

October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chestnut Hill College – Commonwealth Chateau, 9230 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19118 United States
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Camille Carlisle, a Catholic science journalist and staff editor at Sky & Telescope magazine, graduated from Villanova University with a BS in Astronomy and Astrophysics and from MIT with an MS in Science Writing. Previously, Camille worked at Science News magazine in Washington, DC as the publication’s fact checker. Her articles have appeared in Sky & Telescope, Science News, Technology Review, and MIT’s webzine Scope. As Staff Editor at Sky & Telescope, Camille handles commissions and edits freelance articles about…

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November 2018

Teilhard, Francoeur, and the Religion-Science Debates of the Early 1960s – Susan Sack, PhD

November 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chestnut Hill College – Commonwealth Chateau, 9230 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19118 United States
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Susan Kassman Sack received her PhD in Theology in 2014 from the University of Dayton after a career as professor of Math and Computer Science and as Systems Analyst. Her book, America’s Teilhard, which deals with the rise and fall of Teilhard’s popularity in the 1960s will be published by The Catholic University of America Press in spring, 2019. Sue presently serves as chaplain at Miami Valley North hospital in Dayton, Ohio and is pursuing certification as a spiritual director.…

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March 2019

Teilhard, Original Sin, Evolution, and the Curia: What Went Wrong? – Daryl Domning, PhD

March 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chestnut Hill College – Commonwealth Chateau, 9230 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19118 United States
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Daryl Domning, PhD, Professor of Anatomy at Howard University in Washington, DC, is a paleontologist who studies the evolution of marine mammals. Daryl has also developed an interest in the theological implications of evolution and is active in science/religion activities and dialog. With the late theologian Monika Hellwig, he wrote Original Selfishness: Original Sin and Evil in the Light of Evolution (2006). He was a co-organizer and speaker at the Washington Theological Union's public conference series "Atom + Eve: Using…

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April 2019

Cultivating a Sense of Place: Contemplative Ecology in a Time of Loss – Douglas Christie, PhD

April 7, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Chestnut Hill College – Commonwealth Chateau, 9230 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19118 United States
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The Spanish philosopher José Ortega y Gasset once said: “Tell me the landscape in which you live and I will tell you who you are.” Here we find a beautiful expression of the deep and fundamental connection that exists between place and human identity. But how in fact does place shape identity? How is it that our deepest emotions and values, including those that we consider to be part of our spiritual life, come to be so closely tied to…

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