Event Calendar

Upcoming Events

  • July 14-19, 2019

    "Teilhard and Struggle: Drawn to the Road of Fire"

    Retreat with Sr. Kathleen Duffy, SSJ, PhD

    Maryknoll Sisters Mission Institute
    10 Pinesbridge Road
    Ossining, NY


  • July 24-29, 2019

    "Teilhard’s Mysticism: Spiraling into the Cosmic Christ"

    Retreat with Sr. Kathleen Duffy, SSJ, PhD

    Jericho House, Youth Leadership, Justice & Spirituality Centre
    10845 Rathfon Road
    Port Colborne, ON, Canada, L3K 5V4

    Contact: Brother Bill, 905-834-0553, leadership@jerichohouse.org



Past Events

  • June 9-14, 2019

    "Teilhard’s Mysticism: Spiraling into the Cosmic Christ"

    Retreat with Sr. Kathleen Duffy, SSJ, PhD

    Villa Maria Education and Spiritual Center
    2067 Evergreen Road
    Villa Maria, PA

    Contact: Jane Marie Kudlacz, HM, 724-964-8886


  • May 19-24, 2019

    "Teilhard and Struggle: Drawn to the Road of Fire"

    Retreat with Sr. Kathleen Duffy, SSJ, PhD

    Francis House of Prayer
    38 Springside Road
    Rancocas, NJ

    Contact: Marcy Springer, SSJ, 609-877-0509, fhop@verizon.net

  • May 4, 2019

    American Teilhard Association Annual Meeting

    The Cathedral of St John the Divine
    Synod House (at the corner of 110th and Amsterdam)
    New York City, NY, USA
    Transportation: Subway to 116th Street and Broadway

    10am-12pm - Board Meeting
    12:00-1:30pm - Lunch
    1:30-3:00pm - Talk and discussion with John Grim and Mary Evelyn Tucker

    Special guest Paul Winter will play. Paul will be presented with the Thomas Berry Award at the annual meeting, in honor of his years of dedication to the Great Work and the flourishing of the Earth Community.

    We will celebrate the 10th anniversary year of Thomas Berry’s passing with the publication of a new book from Columbia University Press: Thomas Berry: A Biography, by Mary Evelyn Tucker, John Grim, and Andrew Angyal.


    Watch the video.

    View photos.
  • January 17 - March 9, 2019

    "The Recovery of Wisdom: Art Exhibition at Clare Gallery"

    An exhibition of watercolors, mixed media paintings and hand-made accordion books by Mary Coelho, NEWS, CAA

    CLARE Gallery
    285 Church Street
    Hartford, CT, USA

    February 3, 1:00 - 3:00 pm: a free screening of the Emmy award-winning film Journey of the Universe. This stunning HD film is an epic journey connecting the cosmos, the earth, and human transformation.

    February 17, 1:00 - 3:00 pm: a panel discussion with John Grim and Mary Coelho.

  • August 18-23, 2018

    "Teilhard’s Mysticism: Spiraling into the Cosmic Christ"

    Retreat with Kathleen Duffy, SSJ, PhD

    Enders Island Retreat Center
    Mystic, CT, USA

    See more information here.
  • July 28, 2018

    "Emergent Universe Oratorio"

    Villanova University Church
    Villanova, PA, USA


    This performance is part of the 4th International Big History Association conference, "Big History, Big Future: A Cosmic Perspective" on July 26-29, 2018.

    See more details in ORIGINS: The Bulletin of the International Big History Association.
  • May 19, 2018

    American Teilhard Association Annual Meeting

    Union Theological Seminary
    3041 Broadway at 121st St.
    New York City, NY

    12pm - Lunch
    1:45pm - Talk

    "Drawn to Follow the Road of Fire: Teilhard and Struggle”

    Speaker: Kathleen Duffy, SSJ (Chestnut Hill College)


    View photos from the event.
  • October 28, 2017

    "Teilhard de Chardin: A Spirituality for Those Who Love the World"

    With Kathleen Deignan, CND, PhD

    St Luke Church
    The Community Room
    84 Long Lots Road
    Westport, CT, USA

    Registration required at jfennells@aol.com or call St Luke at 2032277245

    Event details
  • October 13-15, 2017

    “Colloque annuel 2017- Reims”

    Association des Amis de Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
    in partnership with Rheims Bishopric

    Reims, France

    100th anniversary of the Great War
    Pierre Teilhard de Chardin International Conference

    "Facing the war – Looking beyond"
    From the origins of his vision to the present-day upheavals of globalization

    Tentative program

    Event website
  • June 30, 2017

    “Emergent Universe Oratorio”

    World premiere

    Composed by Sam Guarnaccia

    Performed by the Cleveland Chamber Choir and the BlueWater Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Scott MacPherson

    Milton and Tamar Maltz Performing Arts Center at The Temple - Tifereth Israel
    1855 Ansel Rd.
    Cleveland, OH

    Learn more here
    Watch the video.
  • June 29, 2017

    “Teilhard and Thomas Berry”

    Lecture by Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim

    This event is part of “Uniting Our Jesuit Frontiers: To Know God, To Love God, To Serve God,” the congress of the World Union of Jesuit Alumni (WUJA).

    John Carroll University
    Cleveland, OH


  • June 25 - July 1, 2017

    "Teilhard’s Mysticism: Spiraling into the Cosmic Christ"

    Retreat with Kathleen Duffy, SSJ, PhD

    Maris Stella Retreat Center
    Harvey Cedars, NJ, USA

    Contact: Sisters Jeanne Goyette, OP, 973.403.3300x2203 or Kathleen Duffy, SSJ kduffy@chc.edu

  • June 3, 2017

    "Ecology, Science and Spirituality - Friends or Enemies? Building on the legacy of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin and Alister Hardy"

    A joint conference with the Alister Hardy Trust and the British Teilhard Association

    Essex Unitarian Church
    112 Palace Gardens Terrace
    Notting Hill Gate

    * "Deep Ecology and Theistic Evolution," by Professor Keith Ward
    * "A Greater Love for the Earth and All Its People: Ecology and Spirituality in Teilhard de Chardin and Thomas Berry," by Professor Ursula King

    Event page
    Registration form and program
  • May 20, 2017

    American Teilhard Association Annual Meeting

    Union Theological Seminary
    3041 Broadway at 121st St.
    New York City, NY

    12pm - Lunch
    1:45pm - Talk

    “Cosmology and Ecology: The Influence of Teilhard on Berry”

    Speaker: John Grim

    This event celebrated 30 years of John’s tenure as President of the American Teilhard Association. We also celebrated the 50th anniversary of the ATA.


    Award Presentation

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    Listen to the audio recording.

    View photos.
  • February 24, 2017

    Upon this Handful of Earth

    World Premiere Opera

    Church of St. Ignatius Loyola
    New York City, NY


    A brand new opera from renowned Norwegian composer Gisle Kverndokk and librettist Aksel-Otto Bull based on the writings of Father Pierre Teilhard de Chardin and in honor of "Laudato Si," Pope Francis' recent encyclical about the environment.

    tickets and complete information
    Or call 212 288 2520

    Use the code OPERA50 when ordering to get 50% off any seat. This discount is good for advance orders only, and will not be honored at the door.
  • December 13, 2016

    "The Theology of Evolution—Convergent, Contingent or Directed?"

    Martin Hall, New College
    Mound Place, Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 2LX

    Sponsored by The British Teilhard Association.

    Tickets are required to this free event. Please book online by December 2:


    See press release:
  • June 12-17, 2016

    "Teilhard’s Mysticism: Spiraling Into the Cosmic Christ"

    With Kathleen Duffy, SSJ, PhD

    Maryknoll Mission Institute
    Maryknoll, NY, USA


    Event page 

    See the full list of 2016 Programs 
  • May 22, 2016

    "Evolution and the Anthropocene: Science, Religion, and the Human Future"

    3:00 – 4:30pm

    Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
    Ground Floor, Q?rius Theater
    10th St. & Constitution Ave. NW
    Washington, DC

    Lecture by Dr. David Sloan Wilson

    Moderator: Jim Miller

    Panelists: Rick Potts, Fr. Peter Ryan, Mary Evelyn Tucker, and Joe Watkins

    See more details here.
  • May 14, 2016

    American Teilhard Association Annual Meeting

    Union Theological Seminary
    3041 Broadway at 121st St.
    New York City, NY

    12pm - Lunch (Refectory)
    1:45pm - Talk (Chapel)

    "Teilhard de Chardin and World Religions: Ultra Catholic or Ultra Human?"

    Speaker: Ilia Delio


    Listen to the recording.

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  • September 15, 2015

    "Following the ‘Road of Fire’: The Emergence of Teilhard de Chardin’s Panchristic Mysticism during the First World War"

    Lecture by Ursula King, PhD, Professor Emerita of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Bristol


    Chestnut Hill College
    Sugarloaf Hill Campus Commonwealth Chateau
    9230 Germantown Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • September 11-12, 2015

    "Living in the Divine Milieu"

    With Ursula King, PhD, FRSA

    Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center
    Litchfield, CT

    Pierre Teilhard de Chardin realized the heart of God pulsates in all creation. Using Teilhard’s vision, participants will be energized to respect the presence of the Spirit in the diversity of creation, other people, and to work for justice and peace in our modern world.
  • June 3, 2015

    “Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, a man of science, a man of faith”

    Conference on the 60th anniversary of the death of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

    Talks by Ignacio Nunez de Castro and Leandro Sequeiros

    Centro San Hipolito
    Cordova, Andalusia, Spain

    7.30 pm
  • May 16, 2015

    American Teilhard Association Annual Meeting

    Union Theological Seminary
    3041 Broadway at 121st St.
    New York City, NY

    12pm - Lunch
    1:45pm - Talk

    "Teilhard, Religion, and Big History: A Look Inside"

    Speaker: John Haught, Georgetown University


    View photos from this meeting.
  • May 1, 2015

    “Cosmic, Human, and Divine: A Dialogue with Pierre Teilhard de Chardin and Raimon Panikkar”

    Lecture by Ursula King

    California Institute of Integral Studies
    Namaste Hall
    1453 Mission St.
    San Francisco, CA


  • April 28-30, 2015

    “Teilhard de Chardin: Pioneer in the Dialogue Between Religion and Science”

    3 Lectures by Dr. Ursula King, University of Bristol

    April 28 at 7pm: Jesuit School of Theology, Gesu Chapel, Berkeley, CA 

    April 29 at 7:30pm: Santa Clara University, Mission Church, Santa Clara, CA

    April 30 at 7:30pm: Stanford University, Memorial Church, Stanford, CA

    These events are free and open to the public.
  • April 11, 2015

    Colloque Teilhard de Chardin

    Centre jésuite of La Baume
    Aix-en-Provence, France

    Talks by Henry de Lumley, Marie Bayon de La Tour, François Euvé s.j., Marie-Jeanne Coutagne and Henri Madelin s.j.

  • April 10, 2015

    “The Mass on the World” by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

    With Leandro Sequeiros

    Centro San Hipolito
    Cordova, Andalusia, Spain


  • April 9, 2015

    Teilhard de Chardin: His Importance in the 21st Century

    With John F. Haught, James F. Salmon, Kathleen Duffy, John Grim, Ilia Delio, and Frank Frost

    Georgetown University
    37th & O Streets, NW
    Washington, DC




    For additional information, please contact Samuel Wagner at Samuel.Wagner@georgetown.edu or 202-687-4005.

  • April 8, 2015

    A l’occasion du 60ème anniversaire du décès du Père Teilhard

    Eglise Saint Ignace
    35 rue de Sèvres
    Paris, France


    Following the mass, talks will be given by Marie Bayon de La Tour, Marie-Jeanne Coutagne and François Euvé s.j.

  • January 30 - February 1, 2015

    Pierre Teilhard de Chardin and Carl Jung: A Weekend Retreat

    With Fred Gustafson

    Siena Retreat Center
    5637 Erie St.
    Racine, WI

  • November 7-9, 2014

    "Living Cosmology: Christian Responses to Journey of the Universe"

    Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Thomas Berry’s birth

    Yale Divinity School
    409 Prospect St.
    New Haven, CT

    Event page


    Registration page
  • September 16, 2014

    "Pursuing the Truth: Teilhard de Chardin and the Benedictine Tradition"

    Lecture by David Grumett of the University of Edinburgh

    Saint Anselm College
    Location on Campus: TBA
    100 Saint Anselm Drive
    Manchester, NH


    This lecture is part of the 125th Anniversary Celebration of Saint Anselm College.

    Contact: Bede Bidlack, BBidlack@anselm.edu
  • May 16-17, 2014

    "Renewing the Face of the Earth: The Insights of Teilhard de Chardin on the Eucharist, Compassion and Suffering"

    With Louis Savary

    River's Edge
    3430 Rocky River Dr.
    Cleveland, OH

    Friday, May 16, 7-9pm
    "Christianity and Evolution: The Vision of Fr. Pierre Teihard de Chardin, S.J."
    (Keynote by Louis Savary)

    Saturday, May 17, 9am-4pm

  • May 3, 2014

    American Teilhard Association Annual Meeting

    Union Theological Seminary
    3041 Broadway at 121st St.
    New York City, NY

    12pm - Lunch
    1:45pm - Talk

    "Teilhard’s Thought: Growing the Tradition Forward"

    Speaker: Elizabeth Johnson

    For any tradition to have a vibrant future, it needs to keep on growing in dialogue with historical and cultural changes. This lecture will explore areas where such development could serve to open Teilhard’s thought and vision to more robust use by 21st century theology.

    View photos from this meeting.
  • November 16, 2013

    "A Dramatic Reading of The De Chardin Project"

    Read by Adam Seybold and Kate Fenton of The Quickening Theatre Co.

    Friends House
    60 Lowther Avenue
    Toronto, Ontario


    Hosted by the Ruah Community and the Dominican Seminars in Toronto

    Contact: Grant Jahnke, magt@pathcom.com

    Click here for the flyer.
  • September 15, 2013

    "Emergent Universe Oratorio Premiere"

    Breeding Barn at Shelburne Farms
    Shelburne, VT


    Composition by Sam Guarnaccia
    Visual art by Cameron Davis

    Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim will participate in the Premiere.

    The Oratorio Premiere is co-hosted by collaborative partners Shelburne Farms and All Souls Interfaith Gathering. It is a project of 2020 Strategies, is supported by grants from the Argosy Foundation, the Puffin Foundation, and sponsored by the American Teilhard Association.

    For more information, call 802 734 0279 or visit:

    For the flyer, visit:
  • June 15, 2013

    "The Ecological Spirituality of Teilhard de Chardin"

    Lecture by Mary Evelyn Tucker

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


    The talk is free and open to the public.

  • May 11, 2013

    American Teilhard Association Annual Meeting

    Union Theological Seminary
    3041 Broadway at 121st St.
    New York City, NY

    12pm - Lunch
    1:30pm - Talk

    "The Teilhardian Roots of Journey of the Universe"

    Speaker: Mary Evelyn Tucker, American Teilhard Association Vice President and
    Co-director, Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology

    Flyer for ATA 2013 Annual Meeting

    For photos from the meeting, visit:
  • November 9-10, 2012

    Anthropological Challenge for Today

    A reading of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin in favour of a renewed evangelization 50 years after the Council Vatican II’
    A symposium to be held at Pontificia Università Gregoriana, Rome

    organized by
    Associazione Italiana Teilhard de Chardin
    the European Teilhard de Chardin Committee C.E.T.
    Association Française des Amis de Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
    and with the support of the Pierre Teilhard de Chardin Foundation

    presided by
    Cardinal Paul POUPARD, President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Culture

    Argument of the Symposium


    Registration Form

  • June 5-7, 2012

    Summer Symposium: Religion and Environmental Stewardship

    Environmental Education For Clergy, Lay Leaders, and Seminary Faculty
    Bringing Together Science, Theology, and Ethics

    Yale Divinity School, 409 Prospect Street, New Haven CT

    Organized by Mary Evelyn Tucker & John Grim, Co-Directors of the Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale

    Sponsored by:
    Yale Divinity School
    Berkeley Divinity School at Yale
    Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
    Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale

    Made possible through support of The H. Boone and Violet M. Porter Chair in Religion and Environmental Stewardship Fund

    For the program and more information, visit:
    • April 21, 2012

      Annual Meeting of the American Teilhard Association
      Journey of the Universe Film Screening & Discussion

      Union Theological Seminary
      3041 Broadway at 121st St.
      New York, NY

      Lunch: 12:00 p.m. in the Refectory
      Film and discussion: 1:30 p.m. in the Stewart Room of Auburn Seminary
      (located on the second floor of Union Seminary)

      Screening the film Journey of the Universe

      Introduced by the Executive Producers
      Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim

      Screening followed by a panel of respondents:
      Julianne Warren, NYU
      Christiana Peppard, Fordham University
      Erin Lothes Biviano, College of St. Elizabeth
      Bede Bidlack, St. Anselm’s College

      Journey of the Universe is an epic story of cosmic, Earth, and human evolution inspired by the thought of Teilhard de Chardin. This dramatic film reimagines the universe story and reframes the human connection to the cosmos, as did Teilhard. Journey was written by Brian Thomas Swimme and Mary Evelyn Tucker, the vice-presidents of the American Teilhard Association. In addition to the film, the Journey project includes a book published by Yale University Press, an educational DVD series of interviews, and an online curriculum. All are available for purchase.

      For more information, visit: www.journeyoftheuniverse.org
      To read the panel responses from this meeting, visit:
    • August 25-26, 2011

      Centenary of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin's Ordination and First Mass

      Celebrations at Hastings (Sussex, UK)
      For more information, visit:


    • May 14, 2011

      American Teilhard Association Annual Meeting
      Darwin, Teilhard, and the Drama of Life



      John Haught


      Union Theological Seminary
      View photos from the event.
    • November 18-21, 2010

      Pierre Teilhard de Chardin for A New Generation


      Dr. John Grim
      Dr. Mary Evelyn Tucker
      Dr. Illia Deleo, OSF
      Brother Jeffrey Gros, FSC
      Dr. David Grumett
      Dr. Brian Swimme


      Santa Clara University
    • April 17, 2010

      American Teilhard Association Annual Meeting
      The Contributions of Four Teilhardians: Thomas Berry, Ewert Cousins, Fanny de Bary, and Thomas King


      Dr. John Grim
      Dr. Mary Evelyn Tucker
      Kusumita Pedersen


      Union Theological Seminary
    • April 4, 2009

      American Teilhard Association Annual Meeting
      Teilhard: The Anthropic Principle and Intelligent Design


      Thomas M. King, SJ


      Union Theological Seminary
    • April 12, 2008

      American Teilhard Association Annual Meeting
      Genesis Farm and Its Journey into Deep Time


      Miriam MacGillis, of Genesis Farm Ecological Learning Center


      Union Theological Seminary
    • February 28 - March 2, 2008

      Renewing Hope Conference


      Evening lecture by Sallie McFague: “A New Climate for Theology: God, the World, and Global Warming”
      Screening of the new documentary by Marty Ostrow and Terry Kay Rockefeller, Renewal: Inspiring Stories from America’s Religious Environmental Movement


      Yale Divinity School
    • 2005

      Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of Teilhard's Death in NYC Easter 1955

      In April of 2005 the American Teilhard Association, in collaboration with the French and British Teilhard Associations and other partnering institutions, begins a yearlong commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the death of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955) in New York City. One of the leading thinkers of the 20th century, Teilhard integrated his scientific understanding of evolution with his religious understanding of the "divine milieu." His vision of the human as part of a dynamic unfolding universe is expressed in his classic text, The Human Phenomenon. As an accomplished scientist and as a person of deep religious conviction, Teilhard was himself a pioneer in bridging religion and science. He was as well a visionary capable of imagining a viable and vibrant human future.
      In advance of his time and in the midst of great turmoil Teilhard perceived an emerging global consciousness. This was consistent with his understanding of evolution that would unify the human spirit despite the disruptions of war and conflict evident in the first half of the 20th century. Though exiled from his native homeland and refused permission to publish The Human Phenomenon during his lifetime, Teilhard did not lose his humility or his zest for life. Teilhard's life and thought provide a remarkable reflection on endurance that arises from meaningful work, a productive life, and an ever-deepening spiritual vision of reality. In addition to his multi-volume scientific work on paleontology completed during his lifetime, Teilhard's religious writings were eventually published after his death in 1955. With his idea of human consciousness encircling the planet as the noosphere, Teilhard is also credited with anticipating the complex technological connection of human thought now evident in global communications and in the worldwide Internet. Moreover, his thinking regarding the unity of the human has influenced several key founders of the United Nations.

      Agenda for April 8th symposium, “The Spirit of the Earth: Global Spirituality and Sustainable Development”


For questions or to stay informed, please contact Tara C. Trapani at: tcmk@aya.yale.edu