tis p.m. aug. 8, 2009, i attended a tribute to fr. thomas berry held @d Remedios Jubilee Mission Center at Malate Church, Manila. d said tribute was a joint activity of d Great Work Movement Philippines, Care for the Earth Ministry of Our Lady of Remedies Parish and Columban JPIC.
Representatives from people’s organizations, green networks, religious groups, the academe, business sector and individuals like Sr. Aida Velazquez of Lingkod Tao Kalikasan, Fr. Brendan Lovett, S.S.C. and Nicanor Perlas who have devoted their lives to the cause of saving Mother Earth gave testimonials about the great influence of Thomas Berry’s teachings on their respective advocacy and work.
the Great Work Movement Philippines mourn the passing of one of the great minds of the 20th century. Passionist priest and acclaimed cultural historian Thomas Berry died in Well-Spring Retirement Community, Greensboro N.C, at 6:25 a.m., last June 1 2009. He was 94. Fr. Thomas Berry, described in Newsweek magazine in 1989 as “the most provocative figure among the new breed of eco-theologians,” was among the first to say the earth crisis is fundamentally a spiritual crisis. Berry considered himself a cosmologist and “geologian,” an Earth scholar. He was a visionary who inspired many people and organizations throughout the world with his teachings about the new cosmology.