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Festival of Faiths: Faith & Science

  • The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts 501 W Main St Louisville, KY 40202 United States (map)

6:15 pm | SACRED COSMOS | Journey of the Universe

*Free & Open to Public*

Hosted at the Kentucky Science Center
Moderated by Mary Evelyn Tucker in conversation with Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel, Woman Stands Shining, Rabbi Nadia Siritsky, and Dr. Marium Husain

This opening celebration of the 24th annual Festival of Faiths includes a conversation among wisdom keepers of diverse faith traditions as they respond to a short excerpt from the Journey film titled, Becoming a Planetary Presence. This program will examine the evolution of human consciousness into a worldview where nature was inferior. The conversation that follows will explore how we might restore our relationship to the Earth through a deeper understanding of both faith and science.

*Journey of the Universe is an Emmy Award winning film that narrates the 14 billion year story of the universe’s development. Journey weaves science and humanities in a new way that allows for a comprehensive sense of mystery and awe to arise. This is in alignment with the call of the environmental ethicist, J. Baird Callicott, to “reintegrate science and its epistemology into the wider culture by expressing the new nature of Nature as revealed by the sciences, in the grammar of the humanities.” Such an approach expands the human perspective beyond an anthropocentric worldview to one that values life’s complexity and sees the role of humans as critical to the further flourishing of the Earth community.

Journey of the Universe, in its entirety, will be screening daily at the Kentucky Science Center Monday, April 22 through Saturday, April 27 at 5:00 PM, and a second screening on Saturday, April 27 at 8:00 PM. Thanks to the generosity of the Kentucky Science Center all screenings of the film will be free and open to the public. Additional information available here.


April 25-27, 2019
Pre-Festival Events | April 24, 2019
Louisville, KY

Later Event: April 26
Faith: A Buddhist Perspective