Seattle U Hosts Noted Researcher on Religion and Science

Sr. Ilia Delio explores “The Meaning of Catholic in an Evolutionary Universe.”
By Stacy Howard

Seattle University welcomes Sr. Ilia Delio to campus Thursday, to share thoughts from her latest book,The Emergent Christ: Exploring the Meaning of Catholic in an Evolutionary Universe. Shewill further explore an issue central to the religious and intellectual life of our country.  

Sr. Delio is a senior research fellow at the Woodstock Theological Center at Georgetown University. Her work bridges the spheres of science and religion -- exploring how insights from evolution, ecology, and technology are influencing the shape of human life today, the needs that are emerging and the impact of science on our understanding of the meaning and purpose of religions. Her areas of interest also include divine action, emergence, ecology, evolutionary theory, and artificial intelligence.  

“She sees something distinctive happening in our age that opens us to the possibility of a new future for civilization and religions,” said Peter Ely, S.J., vice president for Mission and Ministry.  

This isthis third and final lecture of the 2010-2011 Academic Year Catholic Heritage Lectures to explore further how science and religion relate.   

The lectures are free and open to the community.  

WHEN: Thursday April 14, 2010 
            7 p.m.   

WHERE:  Pigott Auditorium, Seattle University 

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