December 6 @ 5:00 pm - December 8 @ 12:45 pm
Love at the Heart of the Cosmos: Living in Relational Wholeness
Commonwealth Chateau at SugarLoaf
Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA
“So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.”
– 1 Corinthians 13:13
“Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.”
– Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Divine Love, according to Teilhard de Chardin, is the core energy of the cosmos. God’s love is unceasing, dynamic, and creative – pulsing in the heart of all things, driving us ever forward to newness. Our wondrous human gift of love means that the future of the Earth is in our hands. But in these tumultuous times, where we are we going?
We need a new story to guide our way. A rich awareness of what the Catholic-Hindu theologian Raimon Panikkar called “Cosmotheandric Solidarity” – the profound connection of God, cosmos, and humanity – can help place us in a universe of deepening consciousness and increasing complexity.
Our story requires contemplative practices to open our minds and hearts to divine love and new possibilities. And it must encourage us to transcend our differences and distances, adopting a planetary faith of the Earth that welcomes all God’s peoples, all God’s creatures, and all God’s technology, as one deeply connected spiritual community.
Join us for the second annual Omega Center conference, in collaboration with the Institute for Religion and Science at Chestnut Hill College, as we seek to harness the energies of love and together renew our world.