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  • CHURCH SEMINAR: Berkeley, CA
    Sunday, September 7, 2014
    “Catastrophe to Creativity: Lessons from The Holy Universe”
    Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley • 1 Lawson Road, Kensington, CA 94707 • 510.525.0302
    Thursday, September 4, 2014, 7:00 to 9:00 PM
    “An Evening of Sacred Storytelling & Conversation with the Author of The Holy Universe.”
    To register or for more information please email
  • LIVING ROOM SALON: San Clemente, CA
    Thursday, September 4, 2014, 7:00 to 9:00 PM
    “An Evening of Sacred Storytelling & Conversation with the Author of The Holy Universe.”
    To register or for more information please email
    Wednesday, September 3, 2014 7:00 PM PT
    “Uniting Science and Spirit into a New Story of Creation”
    Palomar Unitarian Universalist Fellowship • 1600 Buena Vista Drive, Vista, CA 92081-7423 • 760-941-4319
    Map: Vista, CA 92081-7423
  • BOOK SIGNING: San Rafael, CA
    Thursday, August 7 through Saturday, August 9, 2014
    International Big History Conference
    See below for venue details.
    Thursday, July 17 – Sunday, July 20, 2014
    Sophia Center Summer Institute: The Legacy of Thomas Berry in “Journey of the Universe” Book signing and sales of The Holy Universe throughout the conference. Registration required for the conference.
    Sophia Center • 3500 Mountain Blvd. • Oakland, California 94619 • 510.436.1046
    Map: Oakland, California 94619
  • BOOK CLUB: Napa, CA
    Sunday evenings, June 1 through July 13, 2014, 6:00 PM
    We will be working through two chapters each evening, using questions from The Reader’s Guide to the Holy Universe.
    Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the North Bay • 1625 Salvador Ave., Napa, CA 94558 • 707-226-9220
    Map: Napa, CA 94558
  • WORKSHOP: Pasadena, CA
    Thursday, June 12th, 9:00 to 11:00 AM Pacific
    “Love Earth” Circle meets The Holy Universe: An outdoor workshop where we will weave short passages from the book in with our circle contemplations and meditation with Mother Earth, as we consider our place in the Universe at this time of great change. You are invited to share any challenge on Earth that is distressing you (polar bears, coral reefs, wildfires, Pacific Ocean garbage patch, etc.), bringing it into the circle for healing of the consciousness that created it. We will engage in conversation, meditation and personal communion with nature. Admission is free.
    Arlington Garden • 295 Arlington Drive • Pasadena, CA 91105 • 707.540.1255
    Map: Pasadena, CA 91105
  • BOOK SIGNING: Mill Valley, CA
    Friday, May 30, 7 PM to 9:30 PM and Saturday, May 31, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
    Songs of the Soul: Cosmology and Spirituality Festival
    Friday $30; Saturday $70; and both days $95
    Mill Valley Community Center • 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley, CA 94941 • 415-472-6959
    Map: Mill Valley, CA 94941
    “Uniting Science and Spirit into a New Story of Creation: The Poetry of The Holy Universe”
    Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 7:00 PM
    Preregistration required: Directions will be sent with your email confirmation.
    To register, go to
    Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 7:15 PM
    “Celebrating Earth Day with Voices of Earth and Universe” In honor of Earth Day, join us to hear three different voices, including David Christopher, Betty Ann Kissilove, and William Carney as they come together to celebrate this new creation story during this special Wednesday evening service. All three will be signing books and will engage in a panel discussion after the service.
    Unity in Marin • 600 Palm Dr., Novato, CA 94949 •
    Map: Novato, CA 94949
    Sunday, April 6, 2014
    Services at 9:30 AM and 11:00 AM: David will be a guest speaker for two services, “Uniting Science and Spirit in The Holy Universe.” Book signing at social hour afterward.
    Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the North Bay • 1625 Salvador Ave., Napa, CA 94558 • 707-226-9220
    Map: Napa, CA 94558
  • GUEST LECTURER: San Rafael, CA
    Thursday, March 20, 2014
    “Religion through the Lens of Big History: Homo sapiens and the Religious Experience” This event is not open to the public.
    Dominican University Big History Program • 50 Acacia Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901 • 707 793 7890
    Map: San Rafael, CA 94558
  • INTERVIEW: New York, NY
    Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 7:00 – 9:30 PM
    An Evening of Interview, Storytelling & Conversation with David Christopher & Mitchell Rabin $20 in advance, $25 at the door Click here to purchase tickets. Seating is limited.
    Co-sponsors: Vistar Foundation ∙ META Center New York ∙ New Realities ∙ We, The World ∙ The Academy For Future Science
    META Center NY • 1400 214 West 29th St., 16th floor, New York, NY 10001•
    Map: New York, NY 10001
  • GUEST SPEAKER: Reading, MA
    Sunday, March 9, 2014
    Services at 9:15 AM and 11:00 AM: “From Alienation to Deep Connection: Stories from The Holy Universe
    Unitarian Universalist Church of Reading • 239 Woburn Street, Reading, MA 01867 • 781-944-0494
    Map: Reading, MA 01867
    Tuesday, February 18, 2014 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Mountain Time
    An Evening of Storytelling from The Holy Universe. Admission is free.
    Community United Church of Christ (CUCC) of Boulder • 2650 Table Mesa Drive, Boulder, CO 80305 • 303-492-7360
    Map: Boulder, CO 80305
  • POETRY SALON: Sebastopol, CA
    Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 3 PM
    David reads selections from The Holy Universe, with dialogue to follow. Admission is free.
    Click here to RSVP or for more information.
  • WORKSHOP: Cotati, CA
    Friday, December 6, 2013
    “Friday Flock Night: The Holy Universe-Uniting Science & Spirit” Admission by donation, open to the public.
    Songbird Community Healing Center • 8297 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati, California 94931 • 707-795-2398
    Map: Cotati, CA 94931
  • BOOK READING: Santa Rosa, CA
    Thursday, December 5, 2013
    Come hear David Christopher introduces and reads from his new book, The Holy Universe. Books will be for sale. Admission free.
    Share Space • 533 5th Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401 • 707-583-7667
    Map: Santa Rosa, CA 95401
  • BOOK CLUB KICKOFF: Bellingham, WA
    Monday, December 2, 2013
    Kickoff meeting for a local discussion group on The Holy Universe. David will be attending the first meeting, which will be in the cafe upstairs.
    Village Books • 1200 11th Street, Bellingham, Washington 98225 • 360-733-1599
    Map: Bellingham, WA 98225
  • LIVING ROOM SALON: Bellingham, WA
    Monday, November 25, 2013
    Bellingham Cohousing Common House • Donovan Ave., Bellingham, Washington 98225
  • BOOK SIGNING: Denver, CO
    Friday, November 8th, 2013
    David will read from his book, The Holy Universe. Admission is free.
    Purchase of book comes with admission to Sunday’s workshop (see below).
    BookBar • 4280 Tennyson Street, Denver, Colorado 80212 • 720-443-2227
    Map: Denver, Colorado 80212
  • WORKSHOP: Denver, CO
    Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 12 PM Mountain time
    David will read excerpts from his book, The Holy Universe. Admission is free.
    Spirit Ways • 3301 E. Colfax Avenue, Denver , Colorado 80206 • 303-331-1070
    Map: Denver, CO 80206
  • WORKSHOP: Lakewood, CO
    Friday, November 1, 2013
    David will present and sign his book The Holy Universe. Admission is free.
    Full Moon Bookstore • 9106 W 6th Avenue, Lakewood, Colorado 80215 • 303 233 MOON (6666)
    Map: Lakewood, CO 80215
  • BOOK SIGNING: San Rafael, CA
    October 18 – 20, 2013
    Bioneers Annual Conference, Marin County Civic Center • 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, California 94903
    David signed copies of The Holy Universe at the “Walk Through Time” booth just outside of the main plenary hall.
    Map: San Rafael, CA 94903
    October 4, 2013
    David read selections from The Holy Universe, with Q&A and book signing following.
    Open Secret Bookstore • 923 C St., San Rafael, CA, 94901 • 415-457-4191
    Map: San Rafael, CA 94901
  • CONFERENCE: Dominican University of California, San Rafael, CA
    June 17 – 21, 2013
    Big History Summer Institute: Using The Holy Universe in the Big History Classroom. David co-presented, along with Dr. Cynthia Taylor, their experience of using The Holy Universe in Dr. Taylor’s “Human Cultures and Political Systems through the Lens of Big History” class. Presented to the faculty of Dominican University’s Big History/First Year Experience program, as well as guest faculty from other Big History programs across the country.
    Dominican University of California • 50 Acacia Avenue, San Rafael, California 94901
  • READING: Petaluma, CA
    June 7, 2013
    Stories from The Holy Universe: David read selections from The Holy Universe, followed with a dialogue.
    Metta Center for Nonviolence • Petaluma, CA, 94133
  • CALL-IN SEMINAR: Author Chat
    May 30, 2013
    An hour-long guided discussion and dialog with readers.
    Topic: Using the downloadable chapter as a guide, we explored individual and collective creation stories and how they change over time.
    April 15 & 22, 2013
    Big History Lecture. David appeared as a guest lecturer in one of Dominican University’s Big History classes, entitled “Human Cultures and Political Systems Through the Lens of Big History,” focusing on excerpts from The Holy Universe, including “The Gospel of the Universe,” “The Emergence of the Web of Life,” “The Book of Ancient Mind,” The Book of Modern Mind,” and “The Gospel of Planetary Mind.”
    Dominican University of California • 50 Acacia Avenue, San Rafael, California 94901
  • READING: San Francisco, CA
    April 9, 2013
    Stories from The Holy Universe. David read selections from The Holy Universe, with dialogue following. Sponsored by the Pachamama Alliance.
    Peña Pachamama Restaurant • 1630 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA, United States, 94133