This episode features a conversation on Healing and Revisioning with Belvie Rooks.
Belvie’s work weaves the worlds of spirituality, feminism, cosmology and social justice with a passion for dialogue. As an educator, she is the creator of the ground-breaking, project-based educational curriculum based on Brian Swimme and Thomas Berry’s, The Universe Story, entitled, Hey Listen Up: A Sense of Self, A Sense of Place.
Our host is Mary Evelyn Tucker, co-author of Journey of the Universe and professor at Yale University.
In this conversation, Belvie describes how teaching the story of the universe has empowered African American youth to contextualize slavery, envision healing and reconciliation, and imagine a better future through a broader sense of self and place.
We hope you enjoy the Journey!
What is our place in the 14-billion-year history of the universe?
What roles do we play in Earth's history?
How do we connect with the intricate web of life?
This podcast series is part of a larger project called Journey of the Universe that invites us to reflect on these questions. It consists of a film, a book, a series of conversations, and online classes.
The creators of the Journey project imagine that by knowing more about the universe and Earth we will also know more about ourselves. This may give us grounds for navigating our own journey in challenging times.
How did we come to be part of this universe story?
How do we belong and how can we participate in its future flourishing?
This series is a gateway into exploring these questions.
In these podcasts of the Journey of the Universe Conversations we will meet scientists and historians, environmentalists and teachers, gardeners and urban planners. All of them are reflecting on how we can be more fully alive in this context of participating in a universe story.
Connect deeply with these materials and more via the Journey of the Universe: A Story for Our Times Specialization, a series of Massive Online Open Courses hosted by Coursera and created by Yale.
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