Georgetown Conference

“Thomas Berry and ‘The Great Work’”

October 30-31, 2019

Georgetown University
Washington D.C., USA


This special conference explored the life and legacy of ecologist and theologian Thomas Berry, with presentations on his intellectual journey, “The New Story,” the “Journey of the Universe,” Laudato Si and the “Dream of the Earth,” and the challenge of “The Great Work.”

Speakers and Papers:

Mary Evelyn Tucker (Yale University)
John Grim (Yale University)
Steve Dunn, C.P. (Passionist Missionaries)
Kathleen Deignan (Iona College)
Brian Brown (Iona College, emeritus)
John Borelli (Georgetown University)
Gerald Carney (Hampden-Sydney College)
Kusumita Pedersen (St. Francis College, emerita)
Kathleen Duffy, S.S.J. (Chestnut Hill College)
Catherine Amy Kropp (Yale University)
Dan Scheid (Duquesne University)
Brian Thomas Swimme (California Institute of Integral Studies)
Leo Lefebure (Georgetown University)
Nancy Wright (Ascension Lutheran Church, Burlington, VT)
Heather Eaton (St. Paul’s University, Ottawa)
John Robert McNeill (Georgetown University)
Daniel P. Sheridan (St. Joseph University, emeritus)

Sponsored by Georgetown University and the Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology.

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See photos and learn more on the event website.

Related article:

“Pursuing Thomas Berry’s ‘New Story’ with an eye on climate change”
By Jesse Remedios, National Catholic Reporter, November 6, 2019.