Because of continued uncertainty about the severity of the coronavirus, we at the Institute for Religion and Science at Chestnut Hill College have decided to postpone all public lectures until further notice. However, our Reading Circles will continue to meet and there are many interesting videos posted in the Resources Section of this website



Our Reading Circles: During the pandemic, we will meet on Zoom.

Our Evening Reading Circle:

Monday Evening Reading Circle usually meets from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm on the second Monday of the month. We are presently reading and discussing Richard’s Rohr’s The Universal Christ. All are welcome!

Schedule of upcoming meetings and readings:

May 11, 6:30 pm Chapters 5-7 of Richard Rohr’s The Universal Christ.

June 8, 6:30 pm Chapters 8-12

Our Afternoon Reading Circle:

Wednesday Afternoon Reading Circle usually meets on the second Wednesday of the month from 1:30pm to 3:00pm. We are presently reading and discussing Kathleen Duffy’s Teilhard’s Struggle: Embracing the Work of Evolution. All are welcome!

Schedule of upcoming meetings and readings:
May 13, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm: Chapters 9, 10, and Conclusion of Kathleen Duffy’s Teilhard’s Struggle.

June 10, 1:30 pm Teilhard de Chardin’s The Divine Milieu, pp. 13-47: Teilhard de Chardin by Pierre Leroy, Preface, and Introduction. You might also want to purchase Louis Savary’s Teilhard de Chardin: The Divine Milieu Explained but this is not necessary. The relevant pages in this book at ix to 39.


If you are interested in joining one of our Reading Circles, please contact us at Institute4RS@chc.edu.




Be sure to peruse our growing list of videos from past lectures under the Resources section!


Teilhard petition:

Recently a group of scientists, who are interested in promoted Teilhard’s thought and spirituality, have prepared a petition to Pope Francis asking that he consider declaring Teilhard a Doctor of the Roman Catholic Church. We invite you to consider signing the petition. You can find the petition and more information about this by clicking here!

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