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Rev. Michael Dowd Lecture

Unity Temple Lyceum Lecture: "The Future is Calling Us to Greatness: Climate as the Great Reckoning"

Science and religion are not enemies; indeed, they must work together if humanity is to survive the 21st century. Given our impact on Earth’s climate, the seas, and other species, humanity is about to experience what could be called The Great Reckoning. The good news is that this will also be The Great Homecoming: the prodigal species coming home to Reality. This presentation will focus on six points of agreement held in common by tens of millions of religious and non-religious people across the globe — and how to stay inspired in the face of changing climate and other large-scale challenges.

Rev. Dowd is an outspoken religious naturalist, evolutionary theologian, bestselling author, and one of the most inspiring science and religion speakers in America today. He and his wife, Connie Barlow, an acclaimed science writer, have spoken to some 2,000 secular and religious groups across North America since 2002. Michael has delivered two TEDx talks and has also spoken at the United Nations. Michael and Connie’s work has been featured favorably in The New York Times, LA Times, The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Newsweek, Wired, Skeptic, Discover, and on CNN, ABC News, and Fox News. He recently created a five-part discussion course for church groups, titled “God in Big History.” Contact if you have questions.

Michael’s bio and publications:
Michael’s wikipedia entry:
Connie’s bio and publications:
Michael’s HuffPost blog:
His first TEDx talk: “Why We Struggle and Suffer”:
Distinguished Lecture at Caltech, sponsored by The Skeptic Society, “Evolution and the Global Integrity Crisis”:

Unity Temple
Friday, September 5, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm