2017 Year of The Universe Story(YTUS) Events Calendar

Listed below are the Official sponsored 2017YTUS Events by individuals and collective groups that have signed the Celebration Declaration. To list your Event please send an email with the information to: admin@2017yearoftheuniversestory.com 

 FEBRUARY 2016  OFFICIAL EVENTS

Date/Time/Place                   Event                                Description________

Sat 2/27 1pm       EarthAbides Farm  Solar Panel Raising Party    “Walk The Universe Story”

MARCH 2016 OFFICIAL EVENTS 

Date/Time/Place                   Event                  Description                               

Sat 3/19  6pm        EarthAbides Farm   Spring Equinox Celebration   SpringRitual/2017YTUS                                                     “Walk The Universe Story

Sun 3/27 10:30am  Douglas Flats, CA  Unitarian Universalist Gathering   Peter Mayer’s Song “Human You”, talk on The Universe Story, “Walk The Universe Story” activity

APRIL 2016 OFFICIAL EVENTS

Earth Day 4/22  Earth Abides Catholic Worker Farm  Signing of the first Celebration Declaration of 2017 Year of The Universe Story

Sun 4/24 11-6pm    Utica Park, Angels Camp, CA  Calveras County Earth Day   2017 Year of The Universe Story Booth and “WalkTUS”  Official Launch of 2017:Year of The Universe Story

MAY 2016 OFFICIAL EVENTS

Friday, 5/13 7pm  Center for Creativity and Community, San Andreas, CA  Showing of film “Disobedience” for International Climate Action Week

Wednesday, 5/18 EarthAbides CW Farm, Sheep Ranch, CA  Walk “The Universe Story” at retreat

Saturday, 5/21  12noon  Courthouse, Sonora, CA  March Against Monsanto

JUNE 2016 OFFICIAL EVENTS

FRIDAY, 6/3 OLIVETO’S, OAKLAND, CA!!! BRIAN SWIMME, CO-AUTHOR OF THE UNIVERSE STORY WITH THOMAS BERRY, SIGNS THE 2017 YEAR OF THE UNIVERSE STORY CELEBRATION DECLARATION!!

Saturday, 6/18, EarthAbides Catholic Worker Farm, Sheep Ranch, CA   SUMMER SOLSTICE POTLUCK AND RITUAL  Celebrate The Universe bringing forth Earth and the Seasons of Beauty!

Sunday, 6/26, “WELCOME SUMMER AND THE UNIVERSE STORY”  at the Unitarian/Universalist gathering in Douglas Flats, CA at 10:30am.  Ritual, song and talk about the Season of Summer and how The Universe Story is the overall context for events on Earth.  Thomas Spiritbringer leads.

JULY 2016 OFFICIAL EVENTS

July 7-10, Sisters of Earth Conference “ZEST FOR LIFE” Partnering with Our Sacred Earth Community.  2017Year of The Universe Story Celebration Declarations will be available.

SEPTEMBER 2016 OFFICIAL EVENTS

September 2016 Free Online Courses through Yale University!  M.O.O.C.(Massive Open Online Courses) on “Cosmology and Ecology”.  One course is on “Journey of The Universe” featuring Brian Swimme,co-author of The Universe Story. The other course present the other co-author in the “Worldview of Thomas Berry.”  Exciting news.  Go to www.yale.edu/religionandecology

OCTOBER 2016 OFFICIAL EVENTS

October 7-9 International Catholic Worker Gathering   “The Universe Story: Our new context for the Human Family’s Present and Future” Workshop was given by Thomas R. Spiritbringer at the Las Vegas Catholic Worker.  He asked the participants to remember the key terms of “Change, Story and Community” with The Universe Story.  His song “As of Today” was sung as a way to remind ourselves that this New Story is unrepeatable and irreversible going forward.

NOVEMBER 2016 OFFICIAL EVENTS

Nov. 9, 2016 Thomas Berry Birthday and Planning Party  On Wed., Nov. 9 Thomas Berry would have been 102 years old.  A party to celebrate this as well as plan for next Nov. 9, 2017’s Flaring Forth Gathering will be held at Soi4 Bangkok Restaurant in Oakland, CA from 5:30-7:30pm.  2017 is the Year of The Universe Story as we commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the book release of this epic book in 1992 by Thomas Berry and Brian Thomas Swimme.  A grand celebration is coming together for next years anniversary.

DECEMBER 2016 OFFICIAL EVENTS

Dec. 13, 2016    Evolution Weekend 2017 names “The Universe Story” as theme!        Michael Zimmerman’s www.clergyletterproject.org has named “The Universe Story” as their theme for the February 10-12, 2017 Evolution Weekend.  So far over 200 churches, temples and mosques have signed up to celebrate the irreversible and unrepeatable beautiful transformations The Universe Story brings forth every moment of every hour!  With our “Garden planet of The Universe” we named Earth going through Great Peril and Great Promise at this time in our Story, we can celebrate Earth’s wonder-filled diversity on Darwin’s birthday weekend.  Go to the website to sign up your group to this weekend.

Dec. 25, 2016 “Every Day is Sun Day: Celebrating Unity in Light of All”                            Join us at the Unitarian Universalist gathering in Douglas Flat,CA or your local group/church, etc and rejoice in our Bringer of Light: our DayStar Sun!  With Sun as our unifying being all of our Human Family can sing and dance for our unique role each person and group has to bring for an ecologically sustainable, spiritually fulfilling and socially just human presence this coming 2017 Year of The Universe Story! 

DATES TO MARK FOR THIS YEAR:

2017 YEAR OF THE UNIVERSE STORY!

JANUARY OFFICIAL 2017 EVENTS

*JANUARY 1, 2017  BEGINNING OF THE YEAR OF THE UNIVERSE STORY

JANUARY 15-22  MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. CELEBRATIONS EARTH-WIDE    Join us in Sonora, CA on Sunday, Jan. 15th at 2pm at the High School Auditorium for a talk on Restorative Justice/Bringing hope to those in prison.

FEBRUARY OFFICIAL 2017 EVENTS

*FEBRUARY 10-12  EVOLUTION WEEKEND  Darwin’s birthday is Sunday, Feb. 12                  Go to www.theclergyletterproject.org to sign up your group, church, temple or mosque. 

MARCH OFFICIAL 2017 EVENTS

March 8, International Woman’s Da

March 11, Summit on Ecology and Religion @ California Institute of Integral Studies

March 20, Celebrations of Equinox Worldwide- Equi=Equal  Nox=Night(with Day)

APRIL OFFICIAL 2017 EVENTS

April 7-14 Sacred Peace Walk-Nevada Desert Experience to Nuclear Test Site

*APRIL 22   EARTH DAY/WEEK

April 22 March for Science taking place Earth-wide

April 22 EarthDay Celebration in Sonora, CA.

April 23 EarthDay Celebration in Angels Camp, CA  11-6pm

*JUNE 1  THOMAS AND MARY DAY   THOMAS BERRY DIED ON JUNE 1, 2009 AND MARY SCHMITT DIED ON JUNE 1, 2010   BOTH LIVED OUT THE UNIVERSE STORY IN THEIR LIVES

AUGUST 2  2ND ANNIVERSARY OF THE 2017YEAROFTHEUNIVERSESTORY COMMISSION

                NOVEMBER 9  THE FLARING FORTH GATHERING!                                 2017 YEAR OF THE UNIVERSE STORY  NOVEMBER 9 

CELEBRATING THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE EPIC BOOK “THE UNIVERSE STORY” BY THOMAS BERRY AND BRIAN THOMAS SWIMME.  WE WILL WELCOME IN THE ECOZOIC ERA WITH AUTHORS,MUSICIANS, CREATIVE ARTISTS AND MANY OTHERS WHO WILL COME TOGETHER IN JOY AS WE SHARE NEW MEANINGFUL WAYS TO TELL THE UNIVERSE STORY TO OUR CHILDREN AND DESCENDANTS.  To Register go to Homepage of this Website “25th Anniversary of The Universe Story” page.


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