Mormon Transhumanist Association partners with the Teilhard Project
The Mormon Transhumanist Association and the Teilhard de Chardin Project have formed an institutional partnership to promote familiarity with Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, a twentieth century philosopher and Jesuit priest whose life and works continue to inspire modern Transhumanism, an ideological identity that reflects Teilhard de Chardin's observations that humanity is approaching a critical "trans-human" stage in our evolution.
The Teilhard de Chardin Project will produce a two-hour television biography, tentatively entitled The Evolution of Teilhard de Chardin, interpreting the life and philosophy of Teilhard, a contemporary of Einstein, and a powerful voice for both evolutionary science and religion in the twentieth century, plus a robust interactive website. Produced by Frank Frost Productions, LLC, the documentary will be accompanied by a multifaceted Internet outreach that provides opportunities for viewers to dialogue with one another and scholars from around the world on topics introduced by Teilhard’s sweep of ideas. More information is available on the Teilhard de Chardin Project website.
The council of scholar advisors for the project includes Stephen R. White, professor in the Department of Leadership and Educational Studies at Appalachian State University, author of many articles contextualizing Teilhard’s thought in global education (including “Teilhardian Thought, Cyberspace and Educational Organization,” Sage Publications, 2013), and member of the Mormon Transhumanist Association.
The Mormon Transhumanist Association is an international nonprofit organization that promotes radical flourishing in compassion and creation through technology and religion, as outlined in theTranshumanist Declaration and the Mormon Transhumanist Affirmation. Although we are neither a religious organization nor affiliated with any religious organization, we support our members in their personal religious affiliations, Mormon or otherwise, and encourage them to adapt Transhumanism to their unique situations.