Sunday Evening Conversations on Creation
The Ctk Creation Care Team invites you to attend Sunday Evening Conversations on Creation, an educational web meeting series whose theme in 2017 is Connections between People and Nature.
February 26, 6:00 p.m.
Connections between People and Nature – Invasive Species
We often think of people and nature and separate entities. Yet we humans depend on the natural world in many ways and, in turn, impact nature through our activities. At the February 2017 web meeting, we welcome Professor Scott Solomon from Rice University, Biosciences, who will speak on Invasive Species. In his talk, he will examine one specific way in which humans affect the natural world: by transporting species around the world, we are creating powerful adversaries that impact not only native species but ourselves as well. Professor Solomon is a biologist and science writer who teaches ecology, evolutionary biology, and scientific communication. He recently published his first book, Future Humans: Inside the Science of Our Continuing Evolution. Professor Solomon will address Connections between People and Nature from the perspective of biosciences on Sunday, February 26 at 6:00 p.m. After his talk, there will be time for Q&A. If you would like to join this online conversation, please register at www.eventbrite.com (search under “Connections between People” in Houston, TX) and you will receive an invitation to the web meeting.
Other upcoming speakers include:
Sunday, March 26, 6:00 p.m.
Professor Hyun-Min Hwang, Texas Southern University, Environmental Sciences
Sunday, April 30, 6:00 p.m.,
Professor Cymene Howe, Rice University, Anthropology
Sunday, May 21, 6:00 p.m.,
Sr. Damien Marie Savino, Dean of Sciences & Sustainability, Aquinas College, MI
Journey of the Universe
Monday, February 27, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
most Mondays & Fridays thru April 17, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. – Educational Series
The Ctk Creation Care Team 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, engendering a sense of mystery and awe in viewers. 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. The documentary is accompanied by a 20 part educational series of filmed conversations with a number of specialists around the planet who are participating in transformative work for the environment, energy, agriculture, economics, education, and the arts. All sessions will be held simultaneously at the University of St. Thomas, Robertson Hall as well as online, via web meeting. Please register whether attending in person or online at www.eventbrite.com (search under “Journey of the Universe” in Houston, TX).
Documentary screening on February 27
March 3 Beginning of the Universe & Galaxies Forming
March 6 The Emanating Brilliance of Stars, Birth of the Solar System
March 20 Life’s Emergence & Learning, Living, and Dying
March 24 The Passion of Animals &The Origin of the Human
March 27 Becoming a Planetary Presence & Transition
March 31 Breakthrough Communities & Eco-Cities
April 3 Ecological Economics & Permaculture
April 7 Indigenous Ways of Knowing & Sustainable Energy
April 10 Healing and Revisioning & Arts and Justice
April 17 Myths, Metaphors, and Identities & Teaching Journey of the Universe