“The Thomas Berry Forum is an open and inclusive space for ecological education, exploration, and transformation."
In 2009, after the death of the celebrated geologian and cultural historian, Father Thomas Mary Berry, CP, four of his students gathered at Iona College to initiate The Thomas Berry Forum for Ecological Dialogue to celebrate and promote his wisdom legacy: Dr. Brian Brown
, Dr. Kevin Cawley, CFC
, Dr. Kathleen Deignan, CND
, Dr. Daniel Martin
, Karen A. Killeen
, and Rabbi Lawrence Troster
Daniel Martin, Ph.D., Brian Brown, Ph.D.
Br. Kevin Cawley, Ph.D., Kathleen Deignan, Ph.D.
It is our hope that this Forum will be a creative resource for the entire Iona College community, and for the many other dialogue partners – regional, national and global – whom we hope to engage in Berry’s Great Work
to awaken the ecological phase of human development. In particular, we wish to serve Iona’s interdisciplinary and integral Environmental Studies Program as a hosting platform for conferences, convocations, lectures, retreats, campus sustainability initiatives, and eco-pilgrimages that will enhance our academic enterprise.