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Celebrating Thomas Berry

and Journey of the Universe


Dear Forum Colleagues,

Tomorrow, November 9th, is the 107th anniversary of Thomas Berry’s birthday.

We hope you can join us online tomorrow evening to celebrate Thomas and the 10th anniversary of the Journey of the Universe Project.

5th Annual Flaring Forth Celebration

November 9, 2021

Online event at 5:00 - 6:15pm PST

Theme: “The 10th anniversary of the Journey of the Universe Project”

With Brian Thomas Swimme, Mary Evelyn Tucker, John Grim,
Sam King, Elizabeth McAnally, and Thomas Spiritbringer

Join Brian Thomas Swimme, Mary Evelyn Tucker, and John Grim, the main creators and promoters of the Journey of the Universe Project, as we celebrate its 10th anniversary! Through story, dialog, and music we will honor the anniversaries of: Thomas Berry’s birth in 1914; The Universe Story release in 1992; the Journey of the Universe Project in 2011; and the Universe Story Calendar’s promulgation in 2017 around this essential topic. Join us on Zoom for this evolutionary, annual event!

Click here to join the Zoom meeting.

Contact: Thomas Spiritbringer,
We are delighted to let you know that Thomas Berry: A Biography by Mary Evelyn Tucker, John Grim, and Andrew Angyal is now available as a paperback through Columbia University Press. You can purchase the book here. Learn more about this book here.

You can also read insightful reflections by Brian Edward Brown on Thomas’ book The Great Work. Brian is emeritus professor at Iona College, and he provided these reflections for the Thomas Berry Forum for Ecological Dialogue in its Contemplative Ecology Circle.


Watch the recording of the November 3rd webinar 
with Mary Evelyn Tucker and Sam King:

“Thomas Berry’s Vision for the Earth Community” 

Hosted by Gonzaga University’s
Center for Climate, Society, and the Environment

We encourage you to engage in our Yale / Coursera online class on “The Worldview of Thomas Berry: The Flourishing of the Earth Community.” This class can be taken by itself or as part of the series “Journey of the Universe: A Story for Our Times.” You may audit the courses free of charge. Sign up here anytime.

Warm wishes,

Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim
Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology
The Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology informs and inspires people to preserve, protect, and restore the Earth community. The religions of the world transmit ecological and justice perspectives in their scriptures, rituals, and contemplative practices as well as in their moral and ethical commitments. We seek to identify those perspectives in the service of finding collaborative solutions to our global environmental crises. Learn more about our mission and vision. 

Newsletter Editor: Elizabeth McAnally, PhD
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