Right Relationship to Reality in the 21st Century
Big integrity evangelist Michael Dowd shows how a sacred science-based understanding of human nature, death, and the trajectory of big history can offer a realistically hopeful and inspiring vision of the future—individually and collectively. He also offers practical tools for growing in right relationship to reality that can enrich and even transform one’s life and interactions. Uniquely gifted at building bridges between religious and non-religious people, Michael shares humanity’s common creation story in ways that uplift and expand heart, mind, and soul. His passion is showing how an evidence-celebrating spirituality can inspire each of us to live with greater integrity, joy, and zest for life — and can also deepen appreciation of traditional spiritual insights. Michael delivered a version of this program at ISE-3 two months ago and at the United Nations two years ago.
Michael Dowd is a former pastor, veteran sustainability activist, and big history / big integrity evangelist. An outspoken religious naturalist, Dowd is the author of the bestselling bridge-building book, Thank God for Evolution: How the Marriage of Science and Religion Will Transform Your Life and Our World (Viking 2008 / Plume 2009), which was endorsed by 6 Nobel laureates and other science luminaries, including noted skeptics and atheists, and by religious leaders across the spectrum. He and his wife, Connie Barlow, a noted science writer, have devoted their lives to sharing the inspiring, soulful side of science in ways that offer practical tools for living and realistic hope for the future. Since April 2002 they have addressed more than 1,600 groups—ranging from Catholic, Protestant, Evangelical, and Unitarian Universalist churches, to skeptic/freethinker and secular high school, college, and university settings, to Integral, New Thought, New Age, and Eastern spirituality groups.
Praise from 6 Nobel Prize-winning scientists, skeptics, and religious leaders
Michael and Connie’s work has been featured in The NY Times, LA Times, Washington Post, Newsweek, Discover, CNN, ABC News, Fox & Friends, etc…
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