Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim

Living Cosmologies: Nature and Spirit Converging

Join Michael Lerner in conversation with Yale scholars and historians of religion Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim about the interface between religion and the environment, the cosmology of nature, and their organization, Emerging Earth Community.




Mary Evelyn Tucker

Mary is a senior lecturer and senior scholar at Yale University where she has appointments in the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies as well as the Divinity School and the Department of Religious Studies. She is a co-founder and co-director with John Grim of the Forum on Religion and Ecology. Together they organized a series of ten conferences on World Religions and Ecology at the Center for the Study of World Religions at Harvard Divinity School. She is the author of Worldly Wonder: Religions Enter Their Ecological Phase (Open Court Press, 2003) and many other books. More about Mary Evelyn Tucker. Find out more about Mary Evelyn on her website.

John Grim

As a professor of religion John taught courses in Native American and indigenous religions, religion, and ecology, ritual, and mysticism in the world’s religions. He is currently a visiting scholar at the Institution of Social and Policy Studies, Yale University, and president of the American Teilhard Association. His published works include: The Shaman: Patterns of Religious Healing Among the Ojibway Indians (University of Oklahoma Press, 1983) and, with Mary Evelyn Tucker, a co-edited volume entitled Worldviews and Ecology (Orbis, 1994, 5th printing 2000). Find out more about John on his website.