Thomas Berry Award
|This award honors the legacy of one of Greensboro’s most influential authors. His philosophies have advanced a mutually enhancing human/earth relationship.|
The Greensboro Public Library announces that Pricey Harrison was the recipient of the 2018 Thomas Berry Award. The Thomas Berry Award 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.
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 ecospirituality, 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 was held on Sunday, November 11th at 3:00 pm at the Kathleen Clay Edwards Family Branch Library, 1420 Price Park Road. Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim, Co-Directors of the Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale University, were the keynote speakers.
For more information about Thomas Berry, check out many of the books written by or about Thomas Berry at the Greensboro Public Library.