The Emerging Cosmic Story with Dr. John Haught
Monday, Sept. 24 4:30-8:00 pm
John Leland Center in Arlington
A globally recognized leader in science, religion, and cosmology, Dr. John Haught is the Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus from Georgetown University. At this forty-sixth annual Faculties’ Convocation, he will argue for an unfolding universe, filled with moral meaning, and spiritual purpose that is worthy of consideration by scientists and people of all faiths. In his most recent work, his intertwines emergence theory, evolution, ecological ethics, and religious and theological studies to offer a compelling vision of the awakening universe, and our collective responsibility for its sustainability.
Faculty respondents include Dr. Connie Bertka of the Human Origins Program, Smithsonian Museum of Natural History (adjunct faculty at Wesley), and Dr. David Cloutier, moral theology and ecological ethics at Catholic University, School of Theology & Religious Studies.
Organized by the Consortium Council of Deans and the Science and Religion Faculty Group, the evening will include presentation, faculty panel response, dinner, and the formation of faculty interest groups for the year. Our plan is to form 10 area groups form Theology, History and Biblical studies to Pastoral Theology, Worship/Preaching, and Arts and Religion.
Held at the John Leland Center in Arlington, the event is open to all faculty members and staff of Consortium schools and members. New faculty members of each school will be recognized and paired with a Consortium faculty colleague.
RSVP to your Academic Dean or RSVP here and confirm staying for dinner.
Dr. Haught is the author of numerous books and articles, including The New Cosmic Story (Yale University Press, 20017), Resting On the Future: Catholic Theology for an Unfinished Universe (Bloomsbury Press, 2015), Science and Faith: A New Introduction (Paulist Press, 2012), Making Sense of Evolution: Darwin, God, and The Drama of Life (Westminster/John Knox Press, 2010), God and the New Atheism: A Critical Response to Dawkins, Harris, and Hitchens (Westminster/John Knox Press, 2008), Christianity and Science: Toward a Theology of Nature (Orbis Press, 2007), Is Nature Enough? Meaning and Truth in the Age of Science (Cambridge University Press, 2006). His work has been translated into eight languages.
In 2002, Haught received the Owen Garrigan Award in Science and Religion, in 2004 the Sophia Award for Theological Excellence, and in 2008 a “Friend of Darwin Award” from the National Center for Science Education. He also testified for the plaintiffs in Harrisburg, PA “Intelligent Design Trial”(Kitzmiller et al. vs. Dover Board of Education).
RSVP to your Academic Dean or RSVP here and please confirm staying for dinner.
John Leland Center for Theological Studies
1306 N. Highland St., Arlington, VA
(Assembly in the Church at Clarendon
located across from Orange Line Metro Stop, Clarendon)