Thomas Berry: The Great Story Video
Thomas Berry: The Great Story

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Thomas Berry: The Great Story (2002)

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As a pioneer in the field of spirituality and ecology, Thomas Berry created a quiet revolution. He was a monk, a cultural historian, an author, a teacher, and a mystic.

He saw his life work as waking us up to that sacred story. He called us "mad" for the way we are despoiling our home, our planet, its beauty, and its living systems. He was a force that reminded us that we are living through the greatest extinction spasm of the past 65 million years. We are the ones responsible. Berry urged us to change our ways.

At the heart of the film is Berry's experience of the universe as a cosmic liturgy. He reminds us that, "We are not a collection of objects but a communion of subjects." His values were rooted in this sacred cosmology which includes the entire natural world. The mountains, rivers, birds, fish, all living organisms are not there for our use but for a union which is needed for us to become who we are. As Berry said, "I am not myself without everything else."

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IRMGARDC, posted on April 28, 2014

A story to be told over and over again - our precious Earth to be in harmony with is more important now than ever before.

JOANNW1, posted on April 17, 2014

Thank you for an amazing video. I left my church because his words were not being spoken from the pulpit, and we have so little time. I have found a new home at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Greater Cumberland. There are about 60 members but all of them are engaged in bringing this new world view to the forefront of our consciousness. My goal is to eventually see the words of Thomas Berry revered in all faiths and among people of no faith. There is great wisdom among many of the great religious traditions and that includes the Catholic faith, but its the average, ordinary person in the pew who is being mesmerized by the propaganda of main stream media and the desire to keep us bickering with each other. I am grateful for all the voices on this video and for their actions in the world.

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