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November 2015

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

November 5, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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

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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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June 2016

HOW CAN WE KNOW?: Co-Creating Knowledge in Perilous Times

June 25, 2016 @ 8:00 am - July 2, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

Sponsored by The Institute on Religion in Age of Science (IRAS). For more information, click here to view the flyer.

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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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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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