I am a big fan of the work of the Hank Center at Loyola University in Chicago. Many of the themes we all discuss on this site address issues we see in the encyclicals of Pope Francis and his homilies and other writings including speeches.Yesterday the Hank Center had a panel discussion(short intro below) discussing […]Read more "The Hank Center Panel Discussion"
The reality of our changing climate and the need for earthly healing are playing out in full force amid this year’s Season of Creation’s Jubilee theme for the Earth. The enormous devastation caused by wildfires and hurricanes, in addition to other extreme weather events, likely generates feelings of despair instead of a celebratory mood. Current […]Read more "The reality of our changing climate. By Julie Peller Ph.D"
In the era of autonomous technologies, marketing’s role will become a seamless garment of branding, messaging, education, and collaboration. Digital strategy means “fish, where the fish are” Marketing’s job is to create the environment to get the fish to bite. This applies not only to business but Not For-Profits as well. We are in the […]Read more "Remember to attract birds; you spread out the seed."
The Patristic mothers and fathers and especially the mystics, have in their writings showed us how to be very much in harmony with Teilhard and his writings. We see this evolution of the universal Christ working through mystics, past and present. Today’s mystics learn from yesterday’s mystics, and the difference is today’s mystics employ the […]Read more "Christogenesis and the Mystics"
Many of you may be familiar with the work of Ilia Delio, OSF. Ilia is a scientist, mystic, teacher, writer, and, most importantly, a person with a prophetic voice. Formerly, the Omega Center was her platform for introducing the world to the vision of Teilhard De Chardin. What makes her work different is she and her team focus […]Read more "Let me introduce you to the Center for Christogenesis"
September & October is the Season of Creation, several weeks designated to reflect, honor, and heal the natural world. This global effort, organized and celebrated by faith communities, continues through the fourth day of October, the Feast of St. Francis (the patron saint of animals and the environment). The 2020 theme is Jubilee for the Earth, […]Read more "The Season of Creation By Julie Peller Ph.D."
We tend to view the world solely through the lens of human existence, even though we are dependent upon the natural world. Over the past few decades, substantial global-scale ecosystem changes, influenced by a warming atmosphere, have been taking place. Researchers estimate that over 80% of core ecological processes have been affected by the changing […]Read more "What exactly are these ecosystem changes? By Julie Peller Ph.D."
Nearly every day, there are reports on the effects of climate change around the world. The unprecedented warming of the earth from human activities (mainly the burning of carbon fuels) has led to distressing changes in nature over the past decades. The most rapid changes have been taking place in the Arctic and surrounding areas, […]Read more "Why are we not mitigating climate change with vigor? by Julie Peller Ph.D"
For many, climate change is at the center of action and contemplation. If we think of Bangladesh as a window into the future for the world as a whole, we may be able to think of policy change worldwide. Maybe, just maybe ore policy would come forth. In our era today we must come to […]Read more "climate change is at the center of action and contemplation"
The world has been dependent on fossil fuels for energy mostly since the industrial revolution of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Power-driven advances in the steel, electric, and automobile industries defined this era. In 1901, the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere was 296 parts per million (ppm). In 1800, it was 283 […]Read more "“The world must find ways to decrease the releases of carbon dioxide” ~ Julie Peller Ph.D."