The Chewelah UCC will be showing the film ‘Journey of the Universe’ on Friday April 12, at 7 p.m. Since the beginning of time, two of the questions most frequently asked have been ‘Where did we come from?’ and ‘Why are we here?’ This Emmy award winning documentary uses the art of storytelling and awe inspiring photography to shed new light on those questions.
‘Journey’ looks into how the world’s religions explain the creation of the world and weaves that into the scientific story of the universe. Through the melding of disciplines, a thoughtful dialogue is sparked between people of diverse faiths, agnostics, ecology, and astrophysics. It continues with the current question of the day, ‘What is our role in nature, and how are we affecting the Earth?
The one hour documentary is the result of a 30 year collaboration between Thomas Berry, a historian of world religions and environmentalist, and the husband & wife team of Mary Ellen Tucker & John Grim, who both teach Religion and Ecology at Yale. The narrator is Brian Swimme, an evolutionary philosopher at the California Institute of Integrated Studies. In addition to the documentary, there is a series of videos and a book that examine the topic in greater depth.
Join us as we explore the human connection between faith and the cosmos this Friday evening at 7 p.m., at the United Church of Christ on the corner of Webster and Hwy. 395.
Submitted by Dede McAuliffe