An Omega Conference Invitation

Ilia DelioDear Friends of the Omega Center,

We are in the mist of summer, but time is an arrow that points to the future. Hence, we are now preparing for our second annual Omega Center conference. This year we have a fantastic line-up of speakers, some of the best Teilhard scholars working today, and I want to invite you to be part of this amazing event. Ursula King will be our plenary speaker on Friday evening and Jack Haught, Kathy Duffy, myself and Cynthia Bourgeault will follow in turn, each offering a unique aspect on Teilhard’s vision of love at the heart of the cosmos.

Our planet is in peril because we are facing the forces of evolution but cannot quite embrace the necessarily energy needed for a radical shift in a new direction. Our speakers will deepen our understanding of how we can go forth in a volatile political, economic and social milieu, building on the insights of Teilhard for a new spirit of the earth.

I want to extend a personal invitation to each one of you to make this conference your priority. If you have concern for your children, grandchildren and the future of the earth, this is the conference for you!

At the heart of our discussions will be a renewed role for religion in the 21st century.   Teilhard’s paradigm builds on the relationship of faith and science and it is this relationship which demands our attention today. Institutional religions maintain a critical distance to science and technology, but for Teilhard such distance only widens the gap between humans and cosmos. Recognizing our deep interconnectivity, our relational wholeness, is essential to building a new earth.

If you are interested to register for our upcoming conference, please visit our website:   https://christogenesis.org/conference2019/

I hope to see you in December!

Peace,
Sr. Ilia

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A love letter to Ilia and Peirre Teilhard de Chardin Dear Ilia, I am so grateful to have found your books, your website, the Omega community and you, the prophet. Of course none of this was accidental. It all started with a car accident on my 21st birthday in 1968. I was driving alone at night, back to my job as a junior housemistress in a rural boarding school in Australia. Only my knee was badly injured in the accident but when I regained consciousness in the ambulance, I was aware of a terrible pain in my chest (bruising from the impact against the steering wheel before seat belts) as I struggled to breathe, it crossed my mind that I might be dying. I remember clearly thinking ‘what did the nuns teach us to do when one is dying?’. I was feeling pretty panicky by now and said the ‘Our Father’ as I was praying I relaxed with great relief because I knew from that moment (since never waived in my whole body conviction), that I actually, after all that teenage angst and doubt , did believe in God and more importantly that he/she believed in me. It was the greatest birthday gift I could have wished for . However it took about 15 years of ‘unfolding’’ to recognise the giftedness of this experience. The freedom of discovering that “faith” is not a noun but a verb of growing and becoming has given me licence to come and go, explore here and there, on and off. From Liberation theology, to the feminist project, sojouning with protestant friends and projects in social justice and ecological activism to Francis’ Laudato Si, the testament in scripture and finally home to the cosmic Christ and Teilhard de Chardin. Recently I get quite giddy, or ‘tipsy’, in awe and wonder at evolutionary creation and sometimes can cry at the privilege of being part of it. When I see an ant, busy about its business, or a weed struggling between the paving stones, I say to them,’even to be one of you would have been a great gig in this universe!, but to be chosen to be human through chance and natural selection, at this time of internet and DNA, to live in this country of security and more than my needs, to be a woman, a mother, grandmother and to have reached this consciousness of ’ unbearable wholeness’ and all that that means takes my breath away, like a car crash! Just one question. I don’t believe in “supernatural” any more. Is that heresy? The more I read about evolutionary biology and ponder on its implications for an evolutionary chistology, the more it seems to me that from the sub atomic to the cosmic scale, natural creativity, interconnectivity, communication networks, diversity, regeneration: have it all in hand. Thus the concept of ’super-nature’ is a tautology. I hope humanity can redeem itself, so that homo sapiens can continue to evolve into communities of healing and peace, but if not, then the infinite impulse will mourn the suffering and loss, but life is’ immortal and love is eternal’ (Bede Jarret) Resurrection goes on in the now, on the cusp of creating the future. Many thanks for your website. People like me need your company and inspiration. Patricia
Patricia Devlin
Monasterevin, co.Kildare.Ireland, AK
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