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October 2018

How to Pursue Truth – Camille Carlisle, M.S.

October 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chestnut Hill College – Commonwealth Chateau, 9230 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19118 United States
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Camille Carlisle, a Catholic science journalist and staff editor at Sky & Telescope magazine, graduated from Villanova University with a BS in Astronomy and Astrophysics and from MIT with an MS in Science Writing. Previously, Camille worked at Science News magazine in Washington, DC as the publication’s fact checker. Her articles have appeared in Sky & Telescope, Science News, Technology Review, and MIT’s webzine Scope. As Staff Editor at Sky & Telescope, Camille handles commissions and edits freelance articles about…

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November 2018

Teilhard, Francoeur, and the Religion-Science Debates of the Early 1960s – Susan Sack, PhD

November 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chestnut Hill College – Commonwealth Chateau, 9230 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19118 United States
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Susan Kassman Sack received her PhD in Theology in 2014 from the University of Dayton after a career as professor of Math and Computer Science and as Systems Analyst. Her book, America’s Teilhard, which deals with the rise and fall of Teilhard’s popularity in the 1960s will be published by The Catholic University of America Press in spring, 2019. Sue presently serves as chaplain at Miami Valley North hospital in Dayton, Ohio and is pursuing certification as a spiritual director.…

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March 2019

Teilhard, Original Sin, Evolution, and the Curia: What Went Wrong? – Daryl Domning, PhD

March 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chestnut Hill College – Commonwealth Chateau, 9230 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19118 United States
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Daryl Domning, PhD, Professor of Anatomy at Howard University in Washington, DC, is a paleontologist who studies the evolution of marine mammals. Daryl has also developed an interest in the theological implications of evolution and is active in science/religion activities and dialog. With the late theologian Monika Hellwig, he wrote Original Selfishness: Original Sin and Evil in the Light of Evolution (2006). He was a co-organizer and speaker at the Washington Theological Union's public conference series "Atom + Eve: Using…

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April 2019

Cultivating a Sense of Place: Contemplative Ecology in a Time of Loss – Douglas Christie, PhD

April 7, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Chestnut Hill College – Commonwealth Chateau, 9230 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19118 United States
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Douglas E. Christie, PhD received his B.S. from the University of California, Santa Cruz, his M.A. from Oxford University and his Ph.D. from the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley and has been awarded fellowships from the Luce Foundation, the Lilly Foundation, and the NEH. His primary research interests focus on contemplative thought and practice in ancient and medieval Christianity and on spirituality and ecology. He is the author of The Word in The Desert: Scripture and the Quest for Holiness in…

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September 2019

God’s Cosmic Experiment: Teilhard’s Perspective on Evolution

September 29, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Chestnut Hill College – Commonwealth Chateau, 9230 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19118 United States
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Louis M. Savary, Ph.D., S.T.D., a former Jesuit of 30 years, has been teaching Teilhard's spirituality for over 40 years. His series of books, explaining to the ordinary reader some difficult theological and scientific ideas found in Teilhard’s work, include The Divine Milieu Explained, Teilhard on Suffering, The New Spiritual Exercises in the Spirit of Teilhard, Teilhard on Love, Teilhard on Morality, and soon, Teilhard on the Gospels and The Phenomenon of Man Explained. Come join us at 1pm on…

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October 2019

Emergence of Religion in Human Evolution: Lessons from Neuroscience; Lessons from the Hearth

October 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chestnut Hill College – Commonwealth Chateau, 9230 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19118 United States
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Christopher J. Corbally, SJ, is a Jesuit priest on the staff of the Vatican Observatory and an Adjunct Associate Astronomer at the University of Arizona. As Co-Founder of the Human Sentience Project, he continues his interdisciplinary interests in Earth- and space-based questions. Margaret Boone Rappaport is a cultural anthropologist and biologist who is Co-Founder of the Human Sentience Project, LLC, in Tucson, Arizona USA. She is working in the fields of cognitive evolution, human spaceflight, and Mars exploration. Come join…

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December 2019

Love at the Heart of the Cosmos: Living in Relational Wholeness

December 6, 2019 - December 8, 2019
Chestnut Hill College – Commonwealth Chateau, 9230 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19118 United States
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Commonwealth Chateau at SugarLoaf Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA December 6 - 8, 2019 Divine Love, according to Teilhard de Chardin, is the core energy of the cosmos. God’s love is unceasing, dynamic, and creative—pulsing in the heart of all things, driving us ever forward to newness. Our wondrous human gift of love means that the future of Earth is in our hands. But in these tumultuous times, where are we going? We need a new story to guide our…

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November 2020

Evolution’s God? Teilhard de Chardin and the Varieties of Process Theology

November 11, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Zoom, PA 19118 United States + Google Map

Donald Wayne Viney has held the rank of University Professor of Philosophy at Pittsburg State University (Kansas) since 2004, and he has taught philosophy and religion there since 1984. He publishes primarily on philosophy of religion with a focus on process-relational philosophy and theology. Come join us at 7pm on November 11th! Free Will Donations are accepted and very much appreciated.  

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February 2021

Healing: The Role of Religion during the Pandemic

February 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Zoom, PA 19118 United States + Google Map

Healing: The Role of Religion during the Pandemic Sr. Grace Miriam Usala, MS, MD, RSM Saint Francis Xavier Home of Mercy in Tulsa, Oklahoma  Wednesday, February 24, 2021; 7 pm to 9 pm  Divorced from religion, the healing process is imperfect. This is Sister Doctor Grace Miriam Usala’s conclusion as she reflects on her experience over the last year, caring for patients in and out of the hospital and observing civil unrest. In this lecture, Sr. Grace Miriam will share her…

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September 2021

PSYCHO-SPIRITUAL UNION: Integrating Spirituality and Psychology in Teilhard, Jung, and Assogioli — A Discussion

September 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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PSYCHO-SPIRITUAL UNION: Integrating Spirituality and Psychology in Teilhard, Jung, and Assogioli A Discussion Andrew Del Rossi, ThD September 14, 2021, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT Zoom meeting with breakout room discussions Free and open to the public Co-sponsored by: Institute for Religion and Science and Chestnut Hill College and American Teilhard Association Flyer Register here.   Description: Both spirituality and psychology hold the power to lead the human person to health and wholeness by connecting to oneself, others, and the world.…

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