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The evolution of Ilia Delio | National Catholic Reporter

Franciscan Sr. Ilia Delio delivers the keynote address Aug. 14, 2013, during the Leadership Conference of Women Religious assembly in Kissimmee, Fla. (CNS/Roberto Gonzalez)
Jamie Manson | Jul. 16, 2014

Washington

“We are dying — and that’s OK,” Ilia Delio told a gathering of 150 Sisters of St. Joseph in Brentwood, N.Y., in late June.

“It just means something new is emerging. We need to become young again.”

It was a bold statement, made all the more audacious by the fact that the average age of the assembled group was likely in the neighborhood of 72.

But Delio isn’t concerned with chronological age. She’s taking the long view: 13.8 billion years long, to be exact. The age of the universe. From her perspective, what may seem like upheaval and uncertainty in the future of religious life is just a natural stage in an unfolding evolutionary process.

“If we attend only to the breakdown,” Delio says, “we think we’re over. We see death. But that’s a closed-system way of thinking.”

…(read more).

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Haitian Revolutions: Crash Course World History #30

E120, e130

Dam nation: A geographic census of American dams and their large-scale hydrologic impacts – Graf – 1999 – Water Resources Research

  • William L. Graf

  • First published: April 1999
  • DOI: 10.1029/1999WR900016

Newly available data indicate that dams fragment the fluvial system of the continental United States and that their impact on river discharge is several times greater than impacts deemed likely as a result of global climate change. The 75,000 dams in the continental United States are capable of storing a volume of water almost equaling one year’s mean runoff, but there is considerable geographic variation in potential surface water impacts. In some western mountain and plains regions, dams can store more than 3 year’s runoff, while in the Northeast and Northwest, storage is as little as 25% of the annual runoff. Dams partition watersheds; the drainage area per dam varies from 44 km2 (17 miles2) per dam in New England to 811 km2 (313 miles2) per dam in the Lower Colorado basin. Storage volumes, indicators of general hydrologic effects of dams, range from 26,200 m3 km−2 (55 acre-feet mile−2) in the Great Basin to 345,000 m3 km−2 (725 acre-feet mile−2) in the South Atlantic region. The greatest river flow impacts occur in the Great Plains, Rocky Mountains, and the arid Southwest, where storage is up to 3.8 times the mean annual runoff. The nation’s dams store 5000 m3 (4 acre-feet) of water per person. Water resource regions have experienced individualized histories of cumulative increases in reservoir storage (and thus of downstream hydrologic and ecologic impacts), but the most rapid increases in storage occurred between the late 1950s and the late 1970s. Since 1980, increases in storage have been relatively minor.

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Evolution – a Christian Perspective (Teilhard de Chardin)


ObjectiveBob

Published on May 24, 2012

A summary of some of Teilhard de Chardin’s views on evolution and its relation to humanity from a Christian perspective.
Lecture by Ilia Delio from Georgetown University

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Teilhard de Chardin: His Importance in the 21st Century


Georgetown University

Published on Jun 23, 2015

A panel discussion on Teilhard de Chardin, featuring John F. Haught, Ph.D., Kathleen Duffy, SSJ, Ph.D., John Grim, Ph.D. and Ilia Delio, OSF, Ph.D.

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Ilia Delio: “Teilhard de Chardin and World Religions”


Yale FORE

Published on May 20, 2016

American Teilhard Association Annual Meeting at the Union Theological Seminary in New York City, NY on May 14, 2016. Ilia Delio lectures on “Teilhard de Chardin and World Religions: Ultra Catholic or Ultra Human?”

Audio recording produced by Frank Frost.

http://teilharddechardin.org/index.php

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