Published on Jun 29, 2013
One year before Thomas Berry’s death I was fortunate to have interviewed him for a documentary film I produced “Dance With Destiny” Since his passing on June 1 2009, I have felt the need to put online this raw footage of his last appearance on camera. I encourage all young people as well as Baby Boomers to listen to his words share it in classrooms. His wisdom is needed more than ever in this world.
Father Thomas Berry (November 9, 1914 — June 1, 2009) was a Catholic priest of the Passionist order, cultural historian and ecotheologian, cosmologist, geologian, Earth scholar
The Great Work, now as we move into a new millennium, is to carry out the transition from a period of human devastation of the Earth to a period when humans would be present to the planet in a mutually beneficial manner.
The deepest cause of the present devastation is found in a mode of consciousness that has established a radical discontinuity between the human and other modes of being and the bestowal of all rights on the humans.
All human activities, professions, programs, and institutions must henceforth be judged primarily by the extent to which they inhibit, ignore, or foster a mutually enhancing human/Earth relationship.