15 March 2018 – Living the New Story with Teilhard de Chardin and Thomas Berry

Speaker: Ursula King – Professor Emerita of Theology and religious studies, University of Bristol and renowned authority of the life and work of Teilhard de Chardin

Title: Spirituality and Ecology in an Evolutionary World: Living the New Story with Teilhard de Chardin and Thomas Berry
This talk looked at the relationship between ecology and spirituality in two outstanding thinkers, the French scientist and mystic Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955) and the American ecological thinker Thomas Berry (1914-2009) who was deeply influenced by Teilhard. Both were steeped in contemporary scientific thinking, and in religious and mystical orientation, especially in relation to nature. Their sense of the intimate interconnections between cosmic, human and divine realities – what Teilhard described as the experience of “the divine milieu” – is intimately connected with a new Earth consciousness and a new sense of responsibility for the interdependence of all life.

Venue: 24 Greencoat Place, London SW1P 1RD.

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