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September 2015

“Following the ‘Road of Fire’: The Emergence of Teilhard de Chardin’s Panchristic Mysticism during the First World War,”

September 15, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chestnut Hill College – Commonwealth Chateau, 9230 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19118 United States
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Presented By: Ursula King, PhD Professor Emerita of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Bristol One of the foremost Catholic thinkers to emerge from the First World War was the Jesuit Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881 - 1955). The war experience was a true crucible of fire for him and formed him deeply for the rest of his life. Drawn to follow the road of fire, he first began to write in 1916 in the trenches. His essays of 1916-19…

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October 2015

Sunday Adult Forums: Reconcilable Differences: Rediscovering The Relationship Between Faith and Science

October 1, 2015 @ 10:30 am - November 22, 2015 @ 10:30 am

Episcopal Church of The Redeemer, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania     To view the October poster click here. To view the November poster click here.

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Dire Predictions: Understanding Climate Change

October 19, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chestnut Hill College – Commonwealth Chateau, 9230 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19118 United States
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Dire Predictions: Understanding Climate Change Michael E. Mann Distinguished Professor of Meteorology; Director, Earth System Science Center 7 pm, October 19, 2015, Commonwealth Chateau, SugarLoaf Campus Chestnut Hill College This lecture will begin with a review of the now-solid evidence for a human influence on the climate of recent decades. Such evidence includes instrumental measurements available for the past two centuries, paleoclimate observations spanning more than a millennium, and comparisons of the predictions from computer models with observed patterns of climate change.…

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November 2015

Psychology of Mindfulness: What we know and don’t know

November 16, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chestnut Hill College – Commonwealth Chateau, 9230 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19118 United States
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Presented By:     Marc S.Schulz, PhD Rachel C. Hale Professor in Science and Mathematics Bryn Mawr College 7 pm, Monday, November 16, 2015 Commonwealth Chateau on the SugarLoaf Campus of Chestnut Hill College Meditation and other mindfulness practices are hot commodities in contemporary American popular culture. Ever widening circles of people are becoming interested in the benefits that mindfulness can offer in stress-relief, well-being and physical health.  This talk will highlight modern conceptualizations and implementation of mindfulness practices that…

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The Vivian J Lamb Lecture Series

November 19, 2015 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Villanova University   For more information on this event click here.

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February 2016

Where the Great Heron Feeds: Christianity, Animism, and the Re-Enchantment of the World

February 16, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chestnut Hill College – Commonwealth Chateau, 9230 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19118 United States
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Presented By:   Mark I. Wallace Ph.D Professor of Religion, Swarthmore College 7 pm, October 19, 2015, Commonwealth Chateau, SugarLoaf Campus Chestnut Hill College  Announcing its presence in silent flight, the Great Blue Heron teaches us that all of creation is sacred. Using biblical and historical sources, I illustrate how Christianity sees all of Nature as filled with God's presence and suggest how the vision of a shared and verdant Earth saturated with Divine Presence can morally and spiritually empower…

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March 2016

Change ~ Contemplation ~ Civil Discourse

March 13, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Chestnut Hill College – Commonwealth Chateau, 9230 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19118 United States
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        Change ~ Contemplation ~ Civil Discourse   Janet Mock, CSJ Former Executive Director of Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR)   In an increasingly diverse global community, change is inevitable. How do we understand, discern, and manage our response to the changing world around us so as to foster well-being for all? How can we engage one another in issues of importance even when we don't see eye to eye? This presentation will provide resources for…

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Open Dome Night

March 21, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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April 2016

Laudato Si’: Reflections on Pope Francis and the Environment

April 17, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Chestnut Hill College – Commonwealth Chateau, 9230 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19118 United States
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Laudato Si’: Reflections on Pope Francis and the Environment Thomas J. Reese, SJ Senior Analyst National Catholic Reporter   In his encyclical Laudato Si', Pope Francis reflects on what science and theology can tell us about our responsibility for our common home and how politics and economics is getting in the way of our fulfilling that responsibility. He calls us to radical changes in our life style, economics, and spirituality. Father Thomas J. Reese was educated at St. Louis University,…

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September 2016

Do Humans Have Minds? Neuroscientific and Biblical Issues

September 22, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chestnut Hill College – Commonwealth Chateau, 9230 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19118 United States
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Nancey Murphy, PhD, looks briefly at theological views of human nature and at critical points in history when science influenced these views. The major emphasis will be to illustrate the many ways neuroscience is calling body-soul or body-mind dualism into question, and promoting a physicalist account—that is, describing humans as purely physical organisms. However, the claim that we are composed of matter must not be taken to imply that higher human faculties are simply determined by material laws.    …

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