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Library Seeks Nominations for Thomas Berry Award

Post Date:08/06/2018 4:00 PM
The Greensboro Public Library is seeking nominations for the 2018 Thomas Berry Award which recognizes an individual or organization that has implemented sustainable and outstanding environmental programs or has engaged in re-imagining the human-earth relationship through scholarship, writing, poetry or the arts. Nominations are due by August 15 and may be e-mailed to Melanie Buckingham.

This award honors the legacy of one of Greensboro’s most influential authors, Thomas Berry. Berry was a Catholic priest, cultural historian and “Earth scholar.” He was the author of many books including The Great Work: Our Way into the Future. Among advocates of eco-spirituality, he is famous for proposing that a deep understanding of the history and functioning of the evolving universe is a necessary inspiration for our own effective response as individuals and as a species.

The awards ceremony will be held at 3 pm, Sunday, November 11 at the Kathleen Clay Edwards Family Branch Library, 1420 Price Park Road. The event is free and open to the public. Mary Evelyn Tucker from the Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale will give the keynote address. At the conclusion of the program, a permanent sculpture commemorating all previous recipients of the award will be dedicated.