2022 ATA Annual Event

On May 21, 2022, we will meet online for our Annual Event. John F. Haught, PhD will present the keynote address, "Teilhard, Einstein, and the Meaning of Time." This will be followed by a panel discussion, “The Impact of Teilhard on my Personal and Professional Life” with Celia Ashton, OCD, DDS, Joshua Canzona, PhD, Rev. Catherine Amy Kropp, MDiv, STM, Elizabeth Osgood, CND, PhD, PEng, moderated by Andrew Del Rossi, ThD. Learn more here.


Upcoming Events

“Images of God in Teilhard and Merton”
Kathleen Duffy, SSJ, PhD
(June and July 2022 retreats)  

Reading Circles:
The Cosmic Vision of Teilhard de Chardin
(January 10 – June 8, 2022)

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Featured Project:

Deeptime Leadership & Personal Empowerment

Nine-month online program hosted by Deeptime Network.

News Articles

"Hope in evolutionary time"

"Evolution is our fundamental reality"

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


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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.





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.
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