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September 2016

Does Neuroscience Teach That We Have No Souls?

September 21, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Connelly Center Cinema, Villanova University, Connelly Center, Villanova, PA 19085
Villanova, PA 19085 United States
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Many Christians believe that we are necessarily committed to body-soul dualism, while most neuroscientists proceed on the assumption that we are purely physical organisms. Dr. Murphy's purpose is to show that dualism is not an essential Christian teaching, and that a physicalist account can be reconciled with both Scripture and with a significant part of the Christian tradition, so long as the account does not reduce us merely to the product of physical laws.     To view the flyer…

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Scarred by Struggle with Joan Chittister, OSB

September 25, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Sorgenti Arena, 9601 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19118 United States
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Chestnut Hill College’s Institute for Forgiveness and Reconciliation is happy to announce the upcoming presentation on SUNDAY afternoon, SEPTEMBER 25, 2016 by Joan Chittister, OSB, entitled Scarred by Struggle. As we look at our world, our political system, our church, our neighborhoods, our families and our own hearts, we see that we all bear the scars of struggle, past and present. Joan Chittister has become for many of us a prophetic, wisdom figure, who boldly speaks from where she stands.…

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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

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, 2018 @ 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 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 and misunderstandings of traditional religious concepts.…

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June 2018

Are Scientists Mystics?

June 8, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - June 9, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 8:00 am - June 30, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 8:00 am - June 29, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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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