The Ecological Spirituality of Teilhard de Chardin (Lecture by Mary Evelyn Tucker)

Saturday, June 15, 2013

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

Mary Evelyn Tucker will give a presentation on "The Ecological Spirituality of Teilhard de Chardin" on Saturday, June 15, 2pm, in St. Raphaela's chapel in Haverford, PA. This talk is sponsored by The Sisters of the Holy Child Jesus and is free and open to the public.

Mary Evelyn will share how Teilhard's sense of the earth and its evolution was a source of inspiration in both his scientific work and his theological reflections. Meditating on the nature and formation of the universe was a primary source of revelation for him and where he so deeply encountered the divine.

Today, we are in the midst of the growing extinction of species and the devastation of ecosystems, and we are in need of a large-scale cosmological framework to understand and interpret our loss. Mary Evelyn will show how Teilhard's comprehensive vision of the earth and its interconnected life processes evolving over time can be a well spring of hope for the critical work ahead to create a sustainable future.

Mary Evelyn Tucker, Ph.D., is a senior lecturer and research scholar at the Yale School of Forestry of Environmental Studies and Yale Divinity School. She and her husband, John Grim, co-founded and direct the Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale. 
Mary Evelyn received her Ph.D. from Columbia University in Japanese Confucianism. She teaches in the joint MA program in religion and ecology and with her husband has led the American Teilhard Association for many years. Mary Evelyn is known internationally for her many publications and presentations especially about both the growing environmental crisis and world religions' attitudes towards them.