author of a collection of poetry, STRIKE ROOT, published
by Fourway Books, an award winning of collection of poems.
have appeared in The Nation and Paris
Berry founded the History of Religions Program at Fordham University and
the Riverdale Center of Religious Research.
He won a Lannan Foundation Award for The Dream of the
with scientist Brian Swimme, he wrote The Universe Story:
Celebration of the Unfolding of the Cosmos.
His most recent book, The
Great Work, Our Way Into the Future,
demonstrates Father Thomas Berry’s concern with the well-being of the
natural world as the dwelling place of all life.
fellow of ARC, Al Carmines is a pastor, writer, composer, and performer.
He was the former pastor of the Judson Memorial Church and now
pastor of the Rauschenbusch Church in New York City.
He is a graduate of Swarthmore College and earned his Divinity
Degree at Union Theological Seminary in New York.
He has taught at Union Theological. Seminary and has received the Vernon
Rice Award for his performance and the Drama Desk Award for Lyrics and
Music and was awarded the Obie for Life Time Achievements.
He has composed ten plays and musicals.
Today’s performance taken from his opera Martyrs and
Lullabies includes three characters:
Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Gertrude Stein and Bessie Smith.
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From time to time the Board of Directors elects as Fellows
individuals it identifies as having made a distinguished contribution to
their respective fields. The list of Fellows elected over a period of nearly
four decades thus exemplifies what the Society understands as the necessary
and vital connections between art, religion and culture.
May, 1998 Meeting