Basic Profile

Name:

Terrence J. Moran

City:

Convent Station

State/Province:

NJ

Zip/Postal Code:

07961-5404

Country:

USA

Extended Profile

What do you (or organization) hope for in connection with a deep time perspective?

I am convinced that Thomas Berry’s vision of forging a new mutually enhancing Earth/human relationship is indeed “the Great Work” of our time and I am interested in networking and collaborating with others who share that passion.

Short description of your (or organization's) current interest/work in an deep time perspective:

I am the Director of the Office of Peace, Justice and Ecological Integrity for a congregation of Roman Catholic women religious – the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth. I am convinced that one of the most effective ways of working toward a more sustainable world is the transformation of human consciousness. I do a lot of work with groups around how the new universe story invites us to new relationship to the Divine and to developing ritual and spiritual practices that correspond to that new relationship.

Background: Your bio if an individual, or description if an organization (Let us know who you are!):

I am a native of New England and the woods, rocks, lakes, rivers and coastlines of Connecticut were the places of my earliest religious experiences although I did not have the categories to name them so at the time. I am a Roman Catholic priest who is an associate member of a religious community of women – the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace, whose mission is peace through justice and who have made a corporate commitment to action on climage change as the central ethical issue of our time. I have spent time in parish ministry, in teaching college theology (St. John’s University, NY), in spiritual direction and giving retreats and workshops through the United States and in 25 other countries. I am currently director of the Office of Peace, Justice and Ecological Integrity of the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, Convent Station, NJ. Our priority issues at the moment are comprehensive immigration reform, human trafficking and sustainability.

What are you (or organization) looking for from the Network?

Mutual support, challenge and sharing of resources

What do you (or organization) bring to the Network?

Mutual support, challenge and sharing of resources.

Year became interested in a deep time evolutionary perspective:

1970

Originally inspired to do this work by:

the first Earth Day and reading the works of Teilhard de Chardin

Also inspired to do this work by:

Thomas Berry, Brian Swimme, Mary Evelyn Tucker, Genesis Farm and Miriam Therese MacGillis, the inspiring thought and projects of Roman Catholic women religious: Margaret Gailiardi, OP, Suzanne Golas, CSJP, Elaine Prevallet, SL, Judith Best, SSND

Call this work:

Journey of the Universe, New Cosmology, The New Story

Applying a Deep Time evolutionary perspective to what fields/issues:

Art, Education, Religion/Spirituality, Ecology, Social Justice

Offer programs with a deep time evolutionary perspective:

Yes

If Yes, Programs Offered With a Deep Time Evolutionary Perspective:

re-envisioning the fundamental themes of the Christian story from an evolutionary perspective; spiritual direction and the new cosmology; religious life and the new cosmology

Your other websites:

http://www.scnj.org
I also manage a Facebook page for my office “Office of Peace, Justice and Ecological Integrity” and one for “ROW/Religious on Water” an organization of religious congregations that are involved in preserving the integrity of water, especially of the Atlantic coast.