An area of my research focuses on microplastics, especially as they relate to the contamination of water environments. Synthetic microfibers are a class of microplastics and are the tiny fibrous pieces that make up much of today’s fabrics. The synthetic textiles are used in the manufacture of clothing, carpet, blankets, toys and so much more. […]Read more "Microplastics, and water by Julie Peller Ph.D."
The autumn season is an excellent time of the year for people to connect with nature and realize their full dependency on creation. An understanding of humanity’s reliance on the natural world was necessary for survival in the pre-industrial ages, unlike the present time. Similarly, indigenous people have always been united with nature, knowing they […]Read more "Autumn is a time to connect by Julie Peller Ph.D."
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."
Renewable sources of energy have been steadily growing over the past few decades due to the advancements in science and the dire need to reduce carbon emissions. In the state of Indiana, over 84,000 people are now employed in the clean energy sector, and over eleven years, the use of coal for electricity dropped from […]Read more "Renewable sources of energy are growing. ~ Julie Peller Ph.D."