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November 2016

5th Annual Interdisciplinary Sustainability Conference

November 4, 2016 - November 5, 2016
Chestnut Hill College – Commonwealth Chateau, 9230 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19118 United States
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Science, Public Policy and Faith Traditions in Environmental Relationships Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA November 4 -5, 2016

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Probing the Universe with Gravitational Waves

November 10, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Science Education and Research Center, Temple University, 1925 N. 12th Street
Philadelphia, PA United States
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Dean's Distinguished Lecture - Probing the Universe with Gravitational Waves by Rainer Weiss, Professor Emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Science Education and Research Center, Main Campus 1925 N. 12th Street Temple University Thursday, November 10 at 4:00 PM Space is limited. Please RSVP to Barbara.fles@temple.edu For the event flier, click Here

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June 2017

The Magi Project: Science and Theology

June 5, 2017 @ 8:00 am - June 9, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 8:00 am - July 1, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
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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, 2017 @ 8:00 am - July 1, 2017 @ 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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April 2018

Science and Religion: The Myth of Conflict

April 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Collegium Institute presents... a Magi Project event: Science and Religion: The Myth of Conflict Prof. Stephen Barr 6.30pm Tuesday 24th April (Light refreshments at 6pm) University of Pennsylvania Stiteler Hall room 6B: 208 South 37th Street, Philadelphia PA, 19104 RSVP by clicking the link here! It is widely supposed that science and faith are inherently incompatible and historically have been at war. In this talk, it will be shown that this is a myth based largely on bad history…

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June 2018

Are Scientists Mystics?

June 8 @ 7:30 pm - June 9 @ 1:00 pm

Practically Impractical: What Contemplatives Might Teach Scientists Friday, June 8th, 7:30 – 9:00pm Impractically Practical: What Scientists Might Teach Contemplatives Saturday, June 9th, 10:30 – 12:00 noon McManus Theater, Loyola University Maryland

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Artificial Intelligence Turns Deep: Who’s in Control?

June 23 @ 8:00 am - June 30 @ 8:00 pm

The 64rd Conference of the Institute on Religion in an Age of Science in partnership with the Parliament of the World's Religions Artificial Intelligence Turns Deep: Who’s In Control? June 23 - June 30, 2018 From early myths of artificially created beings to today, the question “who’s in control” has troubled us. The future of AI is likely to have powerful consequences related to jobs, income distribution, social justice and our polity in general. On the 50th anniversary of 2001,…

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Creation Ex Nihilo: Conversations in Science, Faith and Philosophy about the Origins of our Universe

June 25 @ 8:00 am - June 29 @ 8:00 pm

Creation Ex Nihilo: Conversations in Science, Faith and Philosophy about the Origins of our Universe June 25 - 29, 2018 Hosted at the University of Pennsylvania For more information, click here

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July 2018

The Emergent Universe Oratorio

July 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Emergent Universe Oratorio Composed by Sam Guarnaccia Hosted by Villanova University Saturday, July 28, 2018, 7:30 pm Please join us for a Pennsylvania debut performance of the “Emergent Universe Oratorio.” Composed by Sam Guarnaccia, the oratorio presents the story of the universe from its beginning to the future of humanity, in a series of alternating intensively scored recitatives with major lyrical choral sections. It will be performed by the Main Line Symphony Orchestra, directed by Don Liuzzi. The oratorio…

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