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Award-winning Documentary Journey of the Universe to be Screened at Moravian

Executive producers Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim will visit Moravian to discuss the film

Journey of the UniverseBethlehem, Pa., October 30, 2012 – The IN FOCUS program and the Environmental Film Series will hold a special screening of the Emmy Award-winning documentary, Journey of the Universe on Wednesday November 7, at 7:30 p.m. in Dana Lecture Hall, Collier Hall of Science. Executive producers Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim will visit Moravian to discuss the film that was the winner of the Montana CINE International Film Festival “Global Award.”

Journey of the Universe presents for the first time the epic story of cosmic, Earth, and human transformation. Beautifully filmed on the Greek island of Samos, this engaging narrative combines scientific discoveries in astronomy, geology, biology, and ecology with humanistic insights concerning the nature of the cosmos. Astrophysicist Brian Swimme invites humans to consider the meaning of their role in this awe-inspiring 14 billion year drama and their responsibilities to the diverse ecosystems, life forms and cultural expressions of this wondrous planet.

Professors Tucker and Grim hold joint appointments at Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale Divinity School. They are co-founders and co-directors of the Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale (http://fore.research.yale.edu/). This semester, Tucker and Grim are visiting scholars at the Princeton Environmental Institute.

Sponsored by the Religion Department, Moravian Theological Seminary, and the Arts & Lectures Committee. Moravian College encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. Anyone who anticipates needing any type of accommodation or who has questions about the physical access provided should contact Kathi Roman at Katro@moravian.edu or 610-625-7880.

Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pa. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America’s sixth-oldest college. Moravian partners with students to build a strong foundation for their futures. Visit the College’s Web site at www.moravian.edu.