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Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 7:00 – 7:30 am 

MEDITATION for an EVOLVING UNIVERSE  with Prashant Olalekar, S.J.
Connect with self, community, Earth and Cosmos.
Explore the integral wisdom of East and West.
Feel the pulsating rhythms of movement and stillness, sound and silence.
Be aware of the joyful flow of Life.
Come and enjoy Peace.


Thursday, June 29 at 3:15 pm

Mary Evelyn Tucker (Yale University) and John Grim (Yale University), “Teilhard de Chardin, S.J. and Thomas Berry”


Friday, June 30 at 1:00pm: COSMIC WALK

Evolving 1    Evolving 2


Thursday, June 29 at 7:00 pm

Screening of Emmy-Award Winning Documentary “Journey of the Universe” featuring discussion with two of its creators  Mary Evelyn Tucker (Yale University) and John Grim (Yale University)


Friday evening, June 30, from 7:30-9:00 pm
Cleveland’s BlueWater Chamber Orchestra and the Cleveland Chamber Choir perform Emergent Universe Oratorio 
at the Maltz Performing Arts Center (1855 Ansel Rd., Cleveland, OH 44106).

Cleveland’s BlueWater Chamber Orchestra and the Cleveland Chamber Choir will perform the Emergent Universe Oratorio by composer Sam Guarnaccia, under the baton of conductor Scott MacPherson.

The Emergent Universe Oratorio tells the great scientific story of the Universe’s 13.8 billion-year journey from the Big Bang to the emergence of human consciousness as an evolutionary force. Told in a series of alternating intensively scored recitatives with major lyrical choral movements, the libretto is set in intimate, dynamic relationship to the music, evoking a deep resonance and response to the new cosmologies-the stories and ways of seeing that shape our behavior and determine our future — offering a unique way through music and poetic narrative, to raise consciousness of humanity’s responsibility to protect and preserve our planet.

We look forward to you joining us for this World Premier concert!

Purchase and find your tickets through the Maltz Center: $10, $15, $25     https://case.edu/maltzcenter/calendar/


Saturday, July 1 at 10:15 am
Jesuit Education in an Evolving Universe (Panel, Part 1)
Panel moderated by Jose Mesa, S.J., Ph.D. with:

  1. Prashant Olalekar, S.J. (St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai), “Meditation for an Evolving Universe,”
  2. Orla O’Reilly Hazra, Ph.D. (St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai), “Ignatian Pedagogy in the Context of an Evolving Universe,”
  3. Jennifer Morgan (Princeton), “The Divine Milieu, Transdisciplinary Learning and the Jesuit Frontier,”and
  4. Peter Whitehouse, Ph.D (Case Western Reserve University), facilitating the Q&A

Saturday, July 1 at 3:15 am
Jesuit Education in an Evolving Universe (Panel, Part 2)
Panel modereated by Jose Mesa, S.J., Ph.D. with:

  1. Prashant Olalekar, S.J. (St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai), “Meditation for an Evolving Universe,”
  2. Prashant Olalekar, S.J. Contemplative Movement: New Frontiers for Jesuit Education and Spirituality,”
  3. Barry H. Rodrigue, PhD (University of Southern Maine), “Big History: A Study of Existence and the Search for Meaning” and
  4. Peter Whitehouse, Ph.D. (Case Western Reserve University), facilitating the Q&A

Information constantly updating!

For full schedule, visit here.