The British Teilhard Association

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
(1881-1955)

Fondation Teilhard de Chardin, Paris

The British Teilhard Association

The British Teilhard Association promotes the work and vision of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin - a vision of love, of fire, of convergence, of a world in evolution energised by spirit, a vision of dynamism and direction - of a universe in movement towards its ultimate consummation or completion in a 'universal cosmic centre' or 'centre of centres'.

  • Where are we heading?  
  • What is the meaning of life?

Teilhard gives answers to these questions based on deep thought, reflection and mystical insight.

Are you on a quest that makes sense in our world - a world of change, a cosmos in evolution? If you are, this is the site for you.

Registered Charitable Trust No. 313682


NEWS - Sadly it was decided at the Extraordinary General Meeting on 3 June 2017 that the British Teilhard Association should be dissolved by the end of this year, due to lack of membership.

The good news is that the BTA’s existing financial resources will be used, first, to continue funding the BTA website under the name of the British Teilhard Network. Second, to sponsor a conference in 2018 at Edinburgh University’s School of Divinity on the issues involved in reconciling science and religion. Third, to endow an annual Teilhard Seminar at Durham University’s Centre for Catholic Studies.


NEWS - SATURDAY 20 MAY 2017
Teilhard de Chardin provided one of the readings at the wedding of James Matthews to Pippa Middleton, sister of the Duchess of Cambridge. The reading was actually a blend of two quotes - “Love is an adventure and a conquest… etc.” was a quote from Human Energy, Collins 1969, p.74.
“Put your faith in the spirit which dwells between the two of you… etc.” was a quote from Teilhard’s address at the wedding of Odette Bacot and Jean Teilhard d’Eyry, 14 June 1928, in The Heart of Matter, Collins 1978, p.137.


THIS MONTH'S SUGGESTED TITLE
God's Biologist - A Life of Alister Hardy by David Hay. The BTA has on several occasions organised joint conferences with the Alister Hardy Trust, as both Hardy and Teilhard were outstanding scientists with an intense interest in religion - Hardy founded the Religious Experience Research Centre at Oxford University. It is currently based at the University of Wales. 


NEW -  "A cosmic feast: eight hours with Ilia Delio" - a blog by Michele Morek for Global Sisters Report, a project of National Catholic Reporter
http://www.globalsistersreport.org/blog/gsr-today/spirituality/cosmic-feast-eight-hours-ilia-delio-47826
 

SHOULD TEILHARD BE DECLARED A DOCTOR OF THE CHURCH?
Visitors may be interested in a petition to have Teilhard de Chardin declared a Doctor of the Church. The petition originated with members of the Teilhard-inspired Cosmos and Creation conferences at Loyola University in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Please feel free to circulate the link to anyone you think would support this effort. 

https://action.groundswell-mvmt.org/petitions/declare-pierre-teilhard-de-chardin-s-j-a-doctor-of-the-roman-catholic-church



TEILHARD DE CHARDIN RESOURCES FROM ALBAN BOOKS
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"MR TAYER" BY JEAN HUSTON
The charming story of what happened when a teenage girl bumped into the great Teilhard de Chardin in New York. Click here


TEILHARD AND LEMAITRE
An article by John Farrell for Forbes magazine about Teilhard and Fr. Georges Lemaître, who invented the theory of the Big Bang 
https://tinyurl.com/zdh5pna

(For more articles see Publications on the navigation bar above)

LINK - Teilhard on YouTube

 

 

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