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The Early Days of Thomas Berry (1970s and 1980s)
Program by Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim, 3:30 – 5:30 pm, Chapel Hill, NC, January
18, 2017, United Church of Chapel Hill

The Center for Ecozoic Studies will sponsor an open discussion with Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim, Trustees of the Thomas Berry Foundation, on the development of Thomas Berry’s work in the 1970s and 1980s, his most creative years. During this time period a community gathered around Thomas at the Riverdale Center for Religious Research and Thomas wrote essays and distributed them in eleven volumes of the Riverdale Papers. Many of these essays were later edited and published in his books. The event will be held at the United Church of Chapel Hill from 3:30 to 5:30 pm on Thursday January 18 at a location to be determined. Admission is free, but you will be invited to make a contribution.

Ecological Cosmologies: Epic Stories And Great Work
Program with Mary Evelyn Tucker, John Grim, and Dan Smyer Yu, 4:00–7:00 pm, January 17, 2017, Duke University, Durham, NC

The Duke Global Initiative and the Duke Asian/Pacific Studies Institute are sponsoring the showing of two cosmological films followed by discussion with their producers from 4:00 to 7:00 pm on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at Perkins Library 217, West Duke University Campus. The Journey of the Universe, produced by John Grim and Mary Evelyn Tucker of Yale University, narrates a 14 billion year story of universe unfolding, form the origin moment to planetary life. This is one telling of an epic story intended to inspire both awe and action through fusing the sciences and the humanities. Embrace, produced by Dan Smyer Yu of Yunnan Minzu University, presents the complex reciprocal saturation of human communities, gods, Buddha Dharma, and natural landscaped marked with religious and cosmological significance. Additional information is available here. Admission is free.