Tag Archives: Evolution

Moving Thomas Berry’s Legacy Forward

My friends who knew him well are this year inviting all of us to celebrate November 9th what would have been the 100th birthday of Thomas Berry, whose “Dream of the Earth” inspires us to a new vision of our human-Earth relationship. Continue reading

Advertisements
Posted in Current 12 - Moving Toward Action | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wilber’s Integral View: My Introduction

It was in a course at Chicago Theological Seminary (CTS) during my doctoral studies that I first read Ken Wilber, considered by some to be the premier philosopher to emerge in the late 20th Century. The introduction to his “Integral Theory” on worldviews, outlined in his book, The Marriage of Sense and Soul, was profoundly freeing for me. Continue reading

Posted in Current 10 - An Integral Vision | Tagged , , , , ,

The New Cosmology: A Common Story of Our Origins

A story of our human origins appears to be a part of all Earth cultures. A study of ancient human societies reveals that these origin stories, known as cosmologies, help us to find our place in the community of life, and to learn how we are to behave Continue reading

Posted in Where Are We? | Tagged ,

Why Are We Here? Ask the Roses

Scientists suggest that our planet Earth burst into life somewhere between 4 and 3 billion years ago. According to some scientists, life began on our planet when simple molecules joined together and organized themselves into more complex molecules.From that point on, things continued to develop in scope and complexity. Continue reading

Posted in Why Are We Here? | Tagged , , ,

Evolving Our Way to Gender Freedom

“We live on a planet of stunning natural beauty.” That sentence is the opening line of the concert program notes for Planet Earth Live, a BBC documentary currently touring the United States. I recently attended the live concert in our lovely Grant Park in Chicago Continue reading

Posted in Current 02 - Self-Awareness | Tagged , , , , , , ,

Evolving a New Way of Being Together in Freedom

This post continues my reflections on freedom, exploring the topic from an evolutionary perspective. I am finding this perspective helpful, especially as we struggle today both globally and personally with finding a proper balance between individual rights and the common good. Continue reading

Posted in How Are We To Be Here? | Tagged , , , , ,

Evolving into Freedom

In the renewal period during the decades following the Second Vatican Council in the Roman Catholic Church, the women with whom I share community life affirmed our collective mission with the words: being freed and helping others enjoy freedom in God’s steadfast love. As a result, for more than 25 years now, the issue of “freedom” and what it truly concerns, have been a subject of my reflections at various points. Continue reading

Posted in Why Are We Here? | Tagged ,