Watch recordings of this conference that took place Oct. 30 – 31, 2019.


Wednesday, October 30, 2019

4:00 – 5:30 p.m. | Opening Session: The Life and Legacy of Thomas Berry
Location: Dahlgren Chapel of the Sacred Heart

Welcome and Moderator: John Borelli, Georgetown University

Keynote Address: Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim, Yale University

Short Reflections:
Stephen Dunn, C.P., St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto
Kathleen Deignan, CND, The Kathleen Deignan, CND Institute for Earth and Spirit at Iona / Thomas Berry Forum for Ecological Dialogue
Brian Brown, Iona College, emeritus

5:30 – 6:30 p.m. | Reception and Book Signing: Thomas Berry: A Biography
Location: Healy Hall, Second Floor Hallway

Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim

Thursday October 31, 2019

Location: Copley Formal Lounge, Copley Hall

9:00 – 9:15 a.m. | Welcome
John J. DeGioia, Georgetown University

9:15 – 10:45 a.m. | Thomas Berry’s Intellectual Journey: Cultures, Religions, Ecology
John Borelli, Georgetown University
Gerald Carney, Hampden-Sydney College, emeritus
Kusumita Pedersen, St. Francis College, emerita
Peter Phan (moderator), Georgetown University

10:45 – 11:00 a.m. | Break

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Teilhard de Chardin, Thomas Berry, and the Journey of the Universe
Kathleen Duffy, S.S.J., Chestnut Hill College
Catherine Amy Kropp, Yale University
Dan Scheid, Duquesne University
Frank Frost (moderator), The Teilhard Project

12:30 – 1:45 p.m. | Lunch Conversation: Thomas Berry and “The New Story”
Brian Thomas Swimme, California Institute of Integral Studies (via Zoom)
Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim (moderators), Yale University

1:45 – 3:15 p.m. | A Vision Takes Shape: Laudato Si and “The Dream of the Earth”
Leo Lefebure, Georgetown University
Nancy Wright, Ascension Lutheran Church (Burlington, VT)
Heather Eaton, St. Paul University
Katherine Marshall (moderator), Georgetown University

3:15 – 3:30 p.m. | Break

3:30 – 4:30 p.m. | Concluding Discussion: “The Great Acceleration” and the Challenge of “The Great Work”
John Robert McNeill, Georgetown University
Mary Evelyn Tucker, Yale University
John Grim, Yale University
John Borelli (moderator), Georgetown University