2018 ATA Annual Meeting

On May 19, 2018 the American Teilhard Association held its annual meeting at the Union Theological Seminary in New York City. Kathleen Duffy, SSJ from Chestnut Hill College spoke on "Drawn to Follow the Road of Fire: Teilhard and Struggle.” See photos from the event.

Teilhard at the Royal Wedding

On May 19, 2018 Teilhard’s ideas of love and fire were evoked by Bishop Michael Curry at the British royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Read more here.

Featured Project:

Journey of the Universe

Inspired by Teilhard, this project includes an Emmy award winning film, a Yale University Press book, 20 Conversations, and Yale/Coursera online classes.

Featured Essay:

“Teilhard’s Mysticism:
The Circle of Presence,”

By Kathleen Duffy, SSJ.
Translations in French and Spanish.


The American Teilhard Association

Exploring and building on the life and work of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin



Mary Evelyn Tucker, Kathleen Duffy, SJJ, and John Grim at the
2018 American Teilhard Association Annual Meeting.


The American Teilhard Association, since its foundation in 1967, is committed to making the thought and vision of Teilhard more widely available. the Association seeks to bring an encompassing perspective to this great task of shaping the well-being of the Earth community at a time when so many disintegrating forces are at work. Teilhard’s vision of the sequential evolution of the universe provides a firm and inspiring basis upon which to envision a sustainable future. This vision flows through his unified narrative of the evolutionary sequence of the emerging universe - the galaxies, the solar system, the Earth with its living forms, human history, and humanity's place in the evolving cosmos. This narrative from its origin to the human phenomenon can provide a firm and inspiring basis upon which to proceed. Now, for the first time, humanity is converging towards a new unity in diversity in shaping a multiform planetary civilization. To assist in this work, the Association, since its foundation in 1967, has sponsored annual conferences, lecture series, and a variety of publications. Learn More


Teilhard de Chardin


The Life of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin was born on May 1st, 1881 to Emmanuel and Berthe-Adele Teilhard de Chardin. While both of his parental lineages were distinguished, it is noteworthy that his mother was the great grandniece of Francois-Marie Arouet, more popularly known as Voltaire. He was the fourth of the couple's eleven children and was born at the family estate of Sarcenat near the twin cities of Clermont-Ferrand in the ancient province of Auvergne. The long extinct volcanic peaks of Auvergne and the forested preserves of this southern province left an indelible mark on Teilhard. Learn More