Upcoming Events and Interviews


Below is a listing of David’s upcoming events and interviews as well as his past events. We’re continually adding events; sign up here to receive event alerts:

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All times are local unless otherwise indicated.


Monthly Events

  • Game Changer Intensive Alumni Gathering
    Third Monday of every month, 9:00 AM PT
    The Game Changer Intensive is a seven-week online course designed to educate, inspire, and equip you to be a pro-activist leader, a game changer in your community. It is one of the offerings of the “Up to Us” initiative of the Pachamama Alliance. David leads a call with GCI Alumni each month, and while this call isn’t an official program of the Pachamama Alliance, the staff are aware of the call, and it’s organized by volunteers who have taken the Intensive. To find out more, visit https://gcialumni.wordpress.com.

September 2015

  • SAN FRANCISCO, CA: Pachamama Alliance’s Monthly Gathering, September 8, 2015. Details forthcoming.

Additional Events

I’ll be updating information as we solidify the details for the following events.

LOS ANGELES, CA: The Holy Universe Seminar, September 2015 date TBA
BERKELEY, CA: Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley, October 4, 2015
SAN RAFAEL, CA: Bioneers National Conference, October 16–18, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO, CA: California Institute of Integral Studies, November 6, 2015
PETALUMA, CA: Unitarian Universalists of Petaluma, November 15, 2015
STEYERBERG, GERMANY: Venue and dates TBD, April 2016
BERLIN, GERMANY: Venue and dates TBD, April 2016
BUCHAREST, ROMANIA: Venue and dates TBD, April 2016

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Previous Events

Previous live events are listed below.

Look under the “Appearances” menu for recordings of radio interviews and select events (at Event and Radio Interview Recordings) and for additional video (under More Video Recordings).

  • SAN JOSE, CA: Pachamama Alliance’s South Bay Facilitator’s group
    Sunday, July 12, from 5:00 pm  – 9:00 pm.
    “When Hopelessness Strikes: Reengaging with and Becoming Reinvigorated by the Path of Hope.”
  • Sonoma State University—IN-CLASS LECTURE: Rohnert Park, CA
    Tuesday, June 16, 2015.
    Private event, limited registration.
  • WORKSHOP: Eagle Rock, CA
    “From Eco-angst to Eco-engagement: Navigating Your Path Through the Global Crises of Our Time with Integrity, Love and Grace”
    Thursday, March 12, 2015 from 6:30 to 9:00 PM
    Preregistration required: Directions will be sent with your email confirmation.
    To register, go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/411037179057807 or email at events@theholyuniverse.com
  • Unity of South Bay—SEMINAR AND AUTHOR Q&A: Torrance, CA
    Saturday, March 14 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM
    “What would a Modern Story of Creation Sound Like?”
    2545 W 237th St # A, Torrance, CA 90505, (310) 326-2760
  • Agape International Spiritual Center—BOOK SIGNING: Culver City, CA
    Sunday, March 15 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
    5700 Buckingham Parkway
    Culver City, CA 90230 • (310) 348-1250
  • LIVING ROOM SALON: San Clemente, CA
    Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 7:00 to 9:00 PM PT
    “An Evening of Sacred Storytelling & Conversation with the Author of The Holy Universe” An informal, intimate living room gathering with readings and dialogue.
    To register or for more information please email events@theholyuniverse.com
    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
    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 Pacific and Saturday, May 31, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Pacific
    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 http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/675436
    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 very 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• http://www.abetterworld.tv
    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
  • BOOK READING & AUTHOR Q&A: Boulder, Colorado
    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, California
    Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 3 PM Pacific Time
    David reads selections from The Holy Universe, with dialogue to follow. Admission is free.
    Click here to RSVP or for more information.
  • WORKSHOP: Cotati, California
    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, California
    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, Washington
    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, Washington
    Monday, November 25, 2013

    Bellingham Cohousing Common House • Donovan Ave., Bellingham, Washington 98225
  • BOOK SIGNING: Denver, Colorado
    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, Colorado
    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, Colorado
    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, California
    October 17 – 20, 2013
    Bioneers Annual Conference, Marin County Civic Center • 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, California 94903
    David sold and signed copies of The Holy Universe at the “Walk Through Time” booth just outside of the main plenary hall.
    Map: San Rafael, CA 94903
  • BOOKSTORE READING: San Rafael, California
    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, California: 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
    David led 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.
  • CLASSROOM LECTURE: San Rafael, CA: 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