Sister Ilia Delio speaks at Big History lecture

Sister Ilia Delio, a Franciscan Sister of Washington, D.C. and an American theologist, was guest speaker for "Co-Creating an Unfinished Universe: Teilhard's Vision" in Angelico Concert Hall at Dominican University of California on March 17.

The free event was co-sponsored by the First Year Experience Big History program and Campus Ministry at Dominican.

Sister Ilia, who specializes in the area of science and religion with interests in evolution, physics and neuroscience, talked about the connection between theology and evolution. The immensity of the Big Bang cosmos and the brief history of homo sapien life has led some scientists to suggest that we are here by chance, the lucky recipients of cosmic dice. Teilhard de Chardin, however, saw that we have a critical role to play in evolution. Sister Ilia's talk focused on Teilhard’s vision as a profound integration of science, religion and human action.

CLICK HERE to listen to a live Penguin Radio podcast of the event.

For more information, contact Father Robert Haberman at [email protected] or Dan May in the Big History program at [email protected]


March 2, 2016