Event Calendar

Upcoming Events

  • September 16, 2014

    "Pursuing the Truth: Teilhard de Chardin and the Benedictine Tradition"

    Lecture by David Grumett of the University of Edinburgh

    Saint Anselm College
    Location on Campus: TBA
    100 Saint Anselm Drive
    Manchester, NH

    4-5pm

    This lecture is part of the 125th Anniversary Celebration of Saint Anselm College.

    Contact: Bede Bidlack, BBidlack@anselm.edu
  • November 7-9, 2014

    "Living Cosmology: Christian Responses to Journey of the Universe"

    Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Thomas Berry’s birth

    Yale Divinity School
    409 Prospect St.
    New Haven, CT

    Event page

    Flyer

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Past Events

  • May 16-17, 2014

    "Renewing the Face of the Earth: The Insights of Teilhard de Chardin on the Eucharist, Compassion and Suffering"

    With Louis Savary

    River's Edge
    3430 Rocky River Dr.
    Cleveland, OH

    Friday, May 16, 7-9pm
    "Christianity and Evolution: The Vision of Fr. Pierre Teihard de Chardin, S.J."
    (Keynote by Louis Savary)

    Saturday, May 17, 9am-4pm

    https://riversedgecleveland.com/index.php?option=com_civicrm&task=civicrm/event/info&reset=1&id=29
  • May 3, 2014

    American Teilhard Association Annual Meeting

    Union Theological Seminary
    3041 Broadway at 121st St.
    New York City, NY

    12pm - Lunch
    1:45pm - Talk

    "Teilhard’s Thought: Growing the Tradition Forward"

    Speaker: Elizabeth Johnson

    For any tradition to have a vibrant future, it needs to keep on growing in dialogue with historical and cultural changes. This lecture will explore areas where such development could serve to open Teilhard’s thought and vision to more robust use by 21st century theology.

    View photos from this meeting.
  • November 16, 2013

    "A Dramatic Reading of The De Chardin Project"

    Read by Adam Seybold and Kate Fenton of The Quickening Theatre Co.

    Friends House
    60 Lowther Avenue
    Toronto, Ontario

    7pm

    Hosted by the Ruah Community and the Dominican Seminars in Toronto

    Contact: Grant Jahnke, magt@pathcom.com

    Click here for the flyer.
  • September 15, 2013

    "Emergent Universe Oratorio Premiere"

    Breeding Barn at Shelburne Farms
    Shelburne, VT

    3pm

    Composition by Sam Guarnaccia
    Visual art by Cameron Davis

    Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim will participate in the Premiere.

    The Oratorio Premiere is co-hosted by collaborative partners Shelburne Farms and All Souls Interfaith Gathering. It is a project of 2020 Strategies, is supported by grants from the Argosy Foundation, the Puffin Foundation, and sponsored by the American Teilhard Association.

    For more information, call 802 734 0279 or visit:
    http://www.samguarnaccia.com/emergentuniverseoratorio/premiere.php

    For the flyer, visit:
    http://www.journeyoftheuniverse.org/storage/euo-9-15-13.pdf
  • June 15, 2013

    "The Ecological Spirituality of Teilhard de Chardin"

    Lecture by Mary Evelyn Tucker

    St. Raphaela's Chapel
    616 Coopertown Road
    Haverford, PA

    2pm

    The talk is free and open to the public.

    www.straphaelacenter.org
  • May 11, 2013

    American Teilhard Association Annual Meeting

    Union Theological Seminary
    3041 Broadway at 121st St.
    New York City, NY

    12pm - Lunch
    1:30pm - Talk

    "The Teilhardian Roots of Journey of the Universe"

    Speaker: Mary Evelyn Tucker, American Teilhard Association Vice President and
    Co-director, Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology

    Flyer for ATA 2013 Annual Meeting

    For photos from the meeting, visit:
    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.542805889096182.1073741825.179213572122084&type=1
  • November 9-10, 2012

    Anthropological Challenge for Today

    A reading of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin in favour of a renewed evangelization 50 years after the Council Vatican II’
    A symposium to be held at Pontificia Università Gregoriana, Rome

    organized by
    Associazione Italiana Teilhard de Chardin
    the European Teilhard de Chardin Committee C.E.T.
    Association Française des Amis de Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
    and with the support of the Pierre Teilhard de Chardin Foundation

    presided by
    Cardinal Paul POUPARD, President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Culture

    Argument of the Symposium

    Programme

    Registration Form

    Quotes
  • June 5-7, 2012

    Summer Symposium: Religion and Environmental Stewardship

    Environmental Education For Clergy, Lay Leaders, and Seminary Faculty
    Bringing Together Science, Theology, and Ethics

    Yale Divinity School, 409 Prospect Street, New Haven CT

    Organized by Mary Evelyn Tucker & John Grim, Co-Directors of the Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale

    Sponsored by:
    Yale Divinity School
    Berkeley Divinity School at Yale
    Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
    Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale

    Made possible through support of The H. Boone and Violet M. Porter Chair in Religion and Environmental Stewardship Fund

    For the program and more information, visit:
    http://fore.research.yale.edu/yale-summer-symposium-religion-and-environmental-stewardship
     
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    • April 21, 2012

      Annual Meeting of the American Teilhard Association
      Journey of the Universe Film Screening & Discussion

      Union Theological Seminary
      3041 Broadway at 121st St.
      New York, NY

      Lunch: 12:00 p.m. in the Refectory
      Film and discussion: 1:30 p.m. in the Stewart Room of Auburn Seminary
      (located on the second floor of Union Seminary)

      Screening the film Journey of the Universe

      Introduced by the Executive Producers
      Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim

      Screening followed by a panel of respondents:
      Julianne Warren, NYU
      Christiana Peppard, Fordham University
      Erin Lothes Biviano, College of St. Elizabeth
      Bede Bidlack, St. Anselm’s College

      Journey of the Universe is an epic story of cosmic, Earth, and human evolution inspired by the thought of Teilhard de Chardin. This dramatic film reimagines the universe story and reframes the human connection to the cosmos, as did Teilhard. Journey was written by Brian Thomas Swimme and Mary Evelyn Tucker, the vice-presidents of the American Teilhard Association. In addition to the film, the Journey project includes a book published by Yale University Press, an educational DVD series of interviews, and an online curriculum. All are available for purchase.

      For more information, visit: www.journeyoftheuniverse.org
      To read the panel responses from this meeting, visit:
      http://teilharddechardin.org/index.php/featured-remarks
    • August 25-26, 2011

      Centenary of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin's Ordination and First Mass

      Celebrations at Hastings (Sussex, UK)
      For more information, visit:
      http://teilharddechardin.org/index.php/centenary-of-pierre-teilhard-de-chardins-ordination-and-first-mass

       

    • May 14, 2011

      American Teilhard Association Annual Meeting
      Darwin, Teilhard, and the Drama of Life

       

      Speaker

      John Haught

      Venue

      Union Theological Seminary

       

    • November 18-21, 2010

      Pierre Teilhard de Chardin for A New Generation

      Speakers

      Dr. John Grim
      Dr. Mary Evelyn Tucker
      Dr. Illia Deleo, OSF
      Brother Jeffrey Gros, FSC
      Dr. David Grumett
      Dr. Brian Swimme
      teilhardforanewgeneration.com

      Venue

      Santa Clara University
    • April 17, 2010

      American Teilhard Association Annual Meeting
      The Contributions of Four Teilhardians: Thomas Berry, Ewert Cousins, Fanny de Bary, and Thomas King

      Speakers

      Dr. John Grim
      Dr. Mary Evelyn Tucker
      Kusumita Pedersen

      Venue

      Union Theological Seminary
    • April 4, 2009

      American Teilhard Association Annual Meeting
      Teilhard: The Anthropic Principle and Intelligent Design

      Speaker

      Thomas M. King, SJ

      Venue

      Union Theological Seminary
    • April 12, 2008

      American Teilhard Association Annual Meeting
      Genesis Farm and Its Journey into Deep Time

      Speaker

      Miriam MacGillis, of Genesis Farm Ecological Learning Center

      Venue

      Union Theological Seminary
    • February 28 - March 2, 2008

      Renewing Hope Conference

      Events

      Evening lecture by Sallie McFague: “A New Climate for Theology: God, the World, and Global Warming”
      Screening of the new documentary by Marty Ostrow and Terry Kay Rockefeller, Renewal: Inspiring Stories from America’s Religious Environmental Movement

      Venue

      Yale Divinity School
    • 2005

      Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of Teilhard's Death in NYC Easter 1955

      In April of 2005 the American Teilhard Association, in collaboration with the French and British Teilhard Associations and other partnering institutions, begins a yearlong commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the death of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955) in New York City. One of the leading thinkers of the 20th century, Teilhard integrated his scientific understanding of evolution with his religious understanding of the "divine milieu." His vision of the human as part of a dynamic unfolding universe is expressed in his classic text, The Human Phenomenon. As an accomplished scientist and as a person of deep religious conviction, Teilhard was himself a pioneer in bridging religion and science. He was as well a visionary capable of imagining a viable and vibrant human future.
      In advance of his time and in the midst of great turmoil Teilhard perceived an emerging global consciousness. This was consistent with his understanding of evolution that would unify the human spirit despite the disruptions of war and conflict evident in the first half of the 20th century. Though exiled from his native homeland and refused permission to publish The Human Phenomenon during his lifetime, Teilhard did not lose his humility or his zest for life. Teilhard's life and thought provide a remarkable reflection on endurance that arises from meaningful work, a productive life, and an ever-deepening spiritual vision of reality. In addition to his multi-volume scientific work on paleontology completed during his lifetime, Teilhard's religious writings were eventually published after his death in 1955. With his idea of human consciousness encircling the planet as the noosphere, Teilhard is also credited with anticipating the complex technological connection of human thought now evident in global communications and in the worldwide Internet. Moreover, his thinking regarding the unity of the human has influenced several key founders of the United Nations.

For questions or to stay informed, please contact Tara C. Trapani at: tcmk@aya.yale.edu