Dowd and Barlow are very popular among UU congregations all across the U.S. as they have managed to weave science and religion together into a coherent thought. There are still opportunities to engage these speakers.
More info at: http://www.thegreatstory.org/
At the 2016 General Assembly, Michael and Connie were honored as “UU Religious Humanists of the Year”. http://huumanists.org/blog/201608/video-religious-humanists-year-michael-dowd-and-connie-barlow
Rev. Michael Dowd’s book, Thank God for Evolution, was endorsed by 6 Nobel Prize-winning scientists, noted skeptics, and religious leaders across the spectrum. Michael and his science writer, evolutionary educator, and fellow climate activist wife, Connie Barlow, have spoken to some 2,700 groups throughout North America since 2002, including nearly 500+ UU churches. Their work has been featured on the cover of the UU WORLD twice, in 1997 and again in 2006. Michael has delivered two TEDx talks and a program at the United Nations. He also conducted an acclaimed online conversation series: ‘The Future Is Calling Us to Greatness’ and is currently recording a host of ‘Post-Doom Conversations’.
“FREE Program: ‘Pro-Future Faith: The Prodigal Species Comes Home’, (a.k.a., ‘Post-Doom Inspiration: Ecology as the Heart of Theology’), with Rev. Michael Dowd. This program, geared for adults and teens, builds on Rev. Dowd’s two TEDx talks and recently published course of the same name. Grounded in an ecological interpretation of Big History, this program centers on fidelity to the future and how to stay sane, sober, and inspired to act locally and become ever more resilient in chaotic and contracting times.
To schedule, call Michael at 425-760-9941.
Environmental activist, Joe Brewer, is in the northwest during the same time period. Joe is Executive Director for the Center for Applied Cultural Evolution and a bestselling eco-theologian and pro-science, pro-future ‘evangelist’ whose work has been featured in The New York Times, LA Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Newsweek, Discover, and on television nationally. Michael and Joe know each other well, and are very much in sync. Michael is very flexible, and open to having Joe co-present at the 2nd public event.