Start: 3:00 pm
Diesel, A Bookstore in Oakland welcomes local author Jim Conlon to the store to discuss and sign his new book, Invisible Excursions, on Sunday, July 29th at 3pm.Invisible Excursions offers a fascinating new perspective of the planet and our relationship with it. Drawing from the work of three great thinkers of our time – Teilhard de Chardin, Thomas Berry, and Matthew Fox – Jim Conlon explores critical events in religion, politics, arts and popular culture that have shaped world history from the 1930s to the present, and explains how these events have influenced the spiritual journey of the people at each juncture. It is a guide to the spirituality of Earth, Art and Spirit, showing truth seekers how to find their way in this evolutionary journey by the simple analogy of a compass. The book offers a rich and viable alternative to traditional theology that is not based on reactionary, fundamentalist conformity, but on a modern, holistic model of spirituality and the vision of a new global civilization.Jim Conlon is a Catholic Priest and director of the Sophia Center at Holy Names University in Oakland, dedicated to joining the disciplines of religion, art, and science to foster a holisitic world view. He has taught communication therapy, popular education, and theology at Urban Training Centers in Toronto and Chicago and founded the Center for the New Millennium, Project Earth, and the Center for Cultural Rebirth and Geo-Justice. He is the author of nine published books and an international lecturer, speaker, and retreat leader. Born in Ontario, Canada, he received a degree in chemistry from Assumption University of Windsor and later in theology from the University of Western Ontario.