Program for 2009 Thomas Berry Award & Lecture

Saturday, September 26, 2009
2:00 p.m.

Welcome
Mary Evelyn Tucker, Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale
Ann Berry Somers, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Stephen Dunn, CP, University of Toronto, Emeritus
Rick Clugston, Earth Charter International Council

Reflections on Thomas Berry
Steven C. Rockefeller, Co- Chair, Earth Charter International Council

Presentation of the Thomas Berry Award to Martin S. Kaplan

Thomas Berry Lecture
Martin S. Kaplan

Closing Comments
John A. Grim, Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale




Program for Thomas Berry Memorial 

Saturday, September 26, 2009
4:00 p.m.

Opening Procession
Tim Brumfeld, organ
Paul Winter, soprano saxophone
Omega Dancers and Ralph Lee and the Mettawee River Company

Welcome
The Very Reverend Dr. James A. Kowalski
Dean, Cathedral of St. John the Divine

Reflections
Mary Evelyn Tucker
The Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale; The American Teilhard Association


Reading
Excerpt from The Human Phenomenon by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Read by Reverend Franklin Vilas
The American Teilhard Association

Music
“Stained Glass Morning”
Music by Eugene Friesen
Performed by Bellbirds, Uirapuru (musician wren of the Amazon), Eugene Friesen, cello

A Moment of Grace
Thomas Berry
From the Thomas Berry interviews by Marty Ostrow, Fine Cut Productions

Reflections
John A. Grim
The Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale; The American Teilhard Association


Music
Lauda
Words by Franciscan Friar, Jacopone da Todi (1236-1306)
Music by Sr. Kathleen Deignan, CND
Sung by Sr. Kathleen Deignan, CND
Iona College

Reading:
Excerpt from Thomas Berry's "New Story"
Read by Catherine de Bary Sleight
The American Teilhard Association

Music
Adoro te Devote
Traditional Gregorian chant, words by St. Thomas Aquinas c. 1260
Translation by Gerard Manley Hopkins
Tim Brumfeld, organ
Sung by Sr. Kathleen Deignan, CND

Tribute
“Kin to an Extended Family Beyond All Counting”
William Theodore de Bary
Columbia University


Music
Canyon Chaconne
Music by Paul Winter and Paul Halley
Performed by Paul Winter, soprano saxophone
Tim Brumfeld, organ

Poem
“Oh Watchman, What of the Night?” by Brian Edward Brown
Read by Brian Edward Brown, Iona College


Music
“To My Old Brown Earth”
Performed by Pete Seeger and chorus from the album Pete, Living Music Records

Reflections
Sr. Miriam MacGillis, OP
Genesis Farm


Music
“Good Wish”
Music by Jan Harmon
Words from the Carmina Gaedelica
Performed by Gordon Bok from the album Solstice Gems, Living Music Records

Reflections
Brian Swimme
California Institute of Integral Studies

Closing Hymn
“For the Beauty of the Earth”
Paul Winter, soprano saxophone
Eugene Friesen, cello
Tim Brumfeld, organ