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Fordham to Celebrate Teilhard de Chardin

Contact: Michele Snipe
(212) 636-7013


NEW YORK—Fordham University’s Department of Philosophy will open a conference commemorating the 50th anniversary of the death of French Jesuit and paleontologist Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, S.J., with a panel titled "The Philosophy of Teilhard in the Building of the Future of Humanity" on Thursday, April 7, from 3 to 6 p.m. in Pope Auditorium on the Lincoln Center campus. The panel is free and open to the public.

The thought of Teilhard de Chardin provides an inspired examination of evolutionary questions and continues to influence current discussions regarding the relationship between religion and science, spirit and matter. Panelists will include Jean Boissonnat, a French journalist; Thomas King, S.J., a theology professor at Georgetown University; Ursula King, a professor in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Bristol in England; Henri Madelin, S.J., a professor at Institut d’Études Politiques in Paris; and Lothar Schafer, a professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Arkansas.

The conference will run through Sunday, April 10, with several events around New York City. For a detailed schedule, visit

TIME:      3 P.M. TO 6 P.M.
                 113 W. 60TH STREET, NEW YORK, N.Y.

The panel discussion will be sponsored by the Fordham University Office of Academic Affairs, the Fordham University Department of Philosophy, the Curran Center for American Catholic Studies at Fordham University and the Archbishop Hughes Institute on Religion and Culture at Fordham University.

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to approximately 15,800 students in its five undergraduate colleges and six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx, Manhattan and Tarrytown, and the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y.


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