Given our impact on Earth’s climate, the seas, and other species, humanity is about to experience what could be called, The Great Reckoning. The good news is that this may also be, The Great Homecoming. A worldwide meta-religious movement has been emerging for decades, largely unnoticed, at the nexus of science, inspiration, and sustainability. Beliefs are secondary. What unites us are a pool of common values, priorities, and commitments regarding the importance of living in right relationship to Reality/Nature/Time and working together in service of a just and thriving future for humanity and the larger body of life. Voiced mythically: Reality is our God, evidence is our scripture, big history is our creation story, ecology is our theology, integrity is our spirituality, and ensuring a healthy future is our mission.
Rev. Michael Dowd is an evolutionary theologian, bestselling author, and evangelist for Big History and an honorable relationship to the future. His bridge-building book, Thank God for Evolution: How the Marriage of Science and Religion Will Transform Your Life and Our World, was endorsed by 6 Nobel Prize-winning scientists, noted skeptics, and by religious leaders across the spectrum. His work has been featured in The New York Times, LA Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Newsweek, Wired, Discover, and on CNN, ABC News, and Fox News.