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Hindu, Buddhist, Jain scholars offer Responses to ‘Journey of the Universe’

Hindu, Buddhist, Jain scholars offer Responses to ‘Journey of the Universe’

At Thursday’s Interfaith Lecture, three scholars representing the Eastern religions of Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism gave their responses to the film “Journey of the Universe.” The film sought to integrate modern science with the wisdom traditions of the world to inspire people to have a new and sustainable relationship with the earth.
The three scholars were David Haberman, representing Hinduism; Christopher Ives, Buddhism; and Christopher Chapple, Jainism.

Representatives of Abrahamic traditions respond to ‘Journey’

Representatives of Abrahamic traditions respond to ‘Journey’

At Wednesday’s Interfaith Lecture, three scholars, each representing Judaism, Christianity or Islam, responded to the film “Journey of the Universe.” The film was co-produced by Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim, both of whom lectured on the film earlier this week. Its goal was to integrate cutting-edge science with the wisdom traditions of the world to inspire a renewed relationship with the earth.

Rabbi Lawrence Troster presented the Jewish response to the film; Heather Eaton, the Christian response; and Safei-Eldin Hamed, the Muslim response.

Grim: Indigenous ‘lifeways’ can inform modern understanding of the universe

Grim: Indigenous ‘lifeways’ can inform modern understanding of the universe

John Grim’s Tuesday Interfaith Lecture brought the cosmological stories of indigenous peoples into a dialogue with “Journey of the Universe,” a documentary film dedicated to revealing the intimate interdependence and creativity of the universe.

A senior research scholar at Yale University, Grim co-produced “The Journey of the Universe” alongside his wife and colleague Mary Evelyn Tucker, who spoke about the film at Monday’s Interfaith Lecture. Grim has studied a variety of Native American cultures, especially how they conceptualize their relationships with the land and the cosmos.

Interfaith Lecturers prepare responses to Tucker’s ‘Journey of the Universe’

Interfaith Lecturers prepare responses to Tucker’s ‘Journey of the Universe’

Religions don’t always have to disagree. Today’s Interfaith Lecture will illustrate this, as three different lecturers will provide responses to Mary Evelyn Tucker’s “Journey of the Universe” from the perspectives of Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

Heather Eaton, co-founder of the Canadian Forum on Religion and Ecology, discusses Christianity’s viewpoint of the work. She says the multireligious aspect of today’s lecture brings more depth to the discussion.

“We’re all aware that one religion isn’t superior to another,” she said, “but Christians who hold narrow views usually also believe that their religion is the only true religion.”

Grim seeks understanding through indigenous traditions

Grim seeks understanding through indigenous traditions

Pueblo peoples in the Southwest tell a story that humankind ascended from “the opening,” a small indentation leading underground. A deity suggested to the emerging humans that embracing agriculture would help them return to their ancestors after death.

This story is one of John Grim’s favorites. The Yale University senior lecturer and senior research scholar finds the perspective interesting, as it delves into native peoples’ relationships with the universe.

Tucker speaks on her ‘Journey’ through book, film

Tucker speaks on her ‘Journey’ through book, film

The universe is not simply a place but a story.

Mary Evelyn Tucker wants to share this concept. She’s a senior lecturer and research scholar at Yale University who spent 10 years devoted to that story alongside evolutionary philosopher Brian Swimme.

“Journey of the Universe” is the result. Through a book and Emmy Award-winning film, “Journey” explores the complex role humankind has assumed in shaping the future. Each chapter illustrates the grandest ideas of the universe’s expansion to the humblest beginnings of single cells.