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Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church invites you to go on the Journey of the Universe. This Emmy-award winning documentary narrates the 14 billion year story of the universe’s development in a way that is accessible to everyone. The film tells a comprehensive story drawing on astronomy and physics to explain the emergence of galaxies and stars, geology and chemistry to understand the formation of Earth, biology and botany to trace life’s evolution, and anthropology and history to see the rise of humans. Journey weaves science and humanities in a new way that allows for a comprehensive sense of mystery and awe to arise. This approach expands the human perspective beyond an anthropocentric worldview to one that values life’s complexity and sees the role of humans as critical to the further flourishing of the Earth community. There are hundreds of thousands of people around the planet who are participating in this transformative work for the environment, energy, agriculture, economics, education, and the arts. This also includes work for sustainable cities and improved racial relations. Many of these specialists are interviewed in a 20 part educational series of filmed conversations. All sessions (documentary & educational series) will be held simultaneously at the University of St. Thomas, Robertson Hall, as well as online, via web meeting, from 6:30 – 8 p.m. Time for discussion is included in the schedule. Please register at www.eventbrite.com (search for Journey of the Universe in Houston, TX) if you will attend any session, whether attending in person or online. Light refreshments will be provided at the university. Join us on the journey of the universe! See details below.

Educational Series (most Mondays & Fridays through April 17):

  • Mar 3 – Beginning of the Universe & Galaxies Forming

6:30 – 8 p.m.      Joel Primack, Distinguished Professor of Physics, UC-Santa Cruz

Todd Duncan, Science Integration Institute

  • Mar 6 – TheEmanating Brilliance of Stars Birth of the Solar System

6:30 – 8 p.m.      Joel Primack, Distinguished Professor of Physics, UC-Santa Cruz

Todd Duncan, Science Integration Institute

Craig Kochel, Geology Dept., Bucknell University

  • Mar 20 – Life’s Emergence & Learning, Living, and Dying

6:30 – 8 p.m.      Terry Deacon, Anthropology Dept., UC-Berkeley

Ursula Goodenough, Biology Dept., Washington University

  • Mar 24 – The Passion of Animals & The Origin of the Human

6:30 – 8 p.m.      Scott Sampson, Utah Museum of Natural History

Melissa Nelson, American Indian Studies, San Francisco State University

John Grim, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Yale University

  • Mar 27 – Becoming a Planetary Presence & Transition

6:30 – 8 p.m.      Cynthia Brown, Dominican University of California

Mary Evelyn Tucker, Forum on Religion & Ecology, Yale University

  • Mar 31 – Breakthrough Communities & Eco-Cities

6:30 – 8 p.m.      Carl Anthony, Breakthrough Communities

Richard Register, Ecocity Builders

  • Apr 3 – Ecological Economics & Permaculture

6:30 – 8 p.m.      Richard Norgaard, Energy & Resources Program, UC-Berkeley

Penny Livingston, Regenerative Design Institute

  • Apr 7 – Indigenous Ways of Knowing & Sustainable Energy

6:30 – 8 p.m.      Nancy Maryboy, Indigenous Education Institute

David Begay, Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, Northern Arizona University

Paula Gonzalez, EarthConnection

  • Apr 10 – Healing and Revisioning & Arts and Justice

6:30 – 8 p.m.      Belvie Rooks, Growing a Global Heart

Marya Grathwohl, Earth Hope

Drew Dellinger, Planetize the Movement

  • Apr 17 – Myths, Metaphors, and Identities & Teaching Journey of the Universe

6:30 – 8 p.m.      Sachiko Kawaura, Dept. of Psychology & Human Relations, Nanzen University

Nancy Abrams, author, The New Universe & the Human Future

Bindu Hamanty, teacher

Tom Collins, Religion & Philosophy Dept., The Lawrenceville School