Commonwealth Chateau at SugarLoaf

Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA
December 6th – 8th, 2019

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 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 of the whole to guide our way.

Evolving toward wholeness begins with Teilhard’s rich awareness of the profound connection of God, cosmos, and humanity—what Catholic-Hindu theologian Raimon Panikkar called “Cosmotheandric Solidarity.” We live in an interconnected universe of deepening complexity, consciousness, and convergence. A new story of the whole transcends our differences and distances, encouraging a planetary faith of the Earth that welcomes all God’s peoples and all God’s life as one intricately connected spiritual community. It is a story where religion and science, faith and contemplation, and nature and technology converge toward a new creation.

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.

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


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