Ilia Delio, a member of the Franciscan Sisters of Washington, D.C., is the Josephine C. Connelly Endowed Chair in Theology at Villanova University. She is the author of 16 books, including Making All Things New: Catholicity, Cosmology and Consciousness (Orbis Books 2015), and the general editor of the series Catholicity in an Evolving Universe.

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Evolution is our fundamental reality

Global Sisters Report: Amid major crises, including the environment and the institutional church, does academic theology play a role? Well, yes. As co-creators, we can better integrate theology and science.


Theology needs radical revisioning

Global Sisters Report: What does a religious solution to the environmental problem look like in a church riddled with dysfunction? But the crisis does not belong to the clergy alone; we also have a crisis of theology.

Evolution and social justice, nature itself

Social justice cannot exist as an independent phenomenon because it is the underlying principle of all phenomena. By highlighting social justice as a particular area of concern, we unwittingly confess our deep disconnect from nature.

Discovering the true self in God with Merton's guidance

Take and Read: What drew me to Thomas Merton (and still does) was his deep inner search for truth and light, his inner yearning for God.