BIOMES: Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim, Senior Lecturers and Senior Research Scholars, Yale School of the Environment present: 'The Integration of Ecojustice and Ecospirituality'

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Lecture, Talk, or Panel BIOMES YSE Alumni YSE Faculty/Staff YSE Students

Wed, Mar 8, 2023

12 PM – 1 PM EST (GMT-5)

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Seminar Abstract:
Our current polycrisis has required new strategies to complement scientific, economic, and policy solutions to environmental problems. Diverse cultural values (especially traditional environmental knowledge) are now recognized as providing an important lens for conservation efforts, as was evident in the Montreal COP on biodiversity. Similarly, the impacts of environmental injustices are becoming more visible, from widespread pollution to climate change catastrophes. This talk will highlight some of the ethical responses arising from the recognition of the integration of ecojustice and ecospirituality.

About the Series:
Over the last twelve years, the Yale School of the Environment has held a weekly seminar series, called BIOMES, which has been the School’s flagship forum for bringing cutting-edge research and impactful work to the community.
BIOMES stands for ‘Bridging Issues & Optimizing Methods in Environmental Studies”

The series is a community-sourced and student-led effort designed to bring different perspectives to YSE’s main stage. During the spring 2023 semester, the committee has chosen to feature cross-campus voices among the faculty to highlight the breadth and depth of interdisciplinary approaches occurring at Yale on topics related to the environment.

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John Grim

Senior Lecturer and Senior Research Scholar

Yale School of the Environment

John Grim is a Senior Lecturer and Research Scholar at Yale School of the Environment, Yale Divinity School, and Religious Studies Department.  He co-directs the Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale. He has published, The Shaman: Patterns of Religious Healing Among the Ojibway Indians (Oklahoma, 1983) and Shamans and Preachers, Color Symbolism and Commercial EvangelismAmerican Indian Quarterly (Nebraska, 1992).  With Mary Evelyn Tucker, he edited the series, “World Religions and Ecology,” (Harvard, 1997-2000). In that series he edited Indigenous Traditions and Ecology: The Interbeing of Cosmology and Community (Harvard, 2001). With Mary Evelyn Tucker he edited Worldviews and Ecology (Orbis, 1994, 5th printing 2000), Religion and Ecology: Can the Climate Change? (Daedalus, 2001), The Christian Future and the Fate of Earth (Orbis Books, 2009), and Living Cosmology: Christian Responses to Journey of the Universe (Orbis Books, 2016).  They are Executive Producers of the Emmy-award winning film, Journey of the Universe broadcast on PBS (  They published Ecology and Religion (Island Press, 2014), and with Willis Jenkins, they edited, Handbook of Religion and Ecology (Routledge, 2017). They published Thomas Berry: A Biography (Columbia, 2019). John is President of the American Teilhard Association (1987 to the present).

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Mary Evelyn Tucker

Senior Lecturer and Senior Research Scholar

Yale School of the Environment

Mary Evelyn Tucker is a Senior Lecturer and Research Scholar at Yale University where she has appointments in the School of the Environment as well as the Divinity School and the Department of Religious Studies. She teaches in the joint MA program in religion and ecology and directs the Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale with her husband, John Grim

Related article: New Environmental Ethics: 20 Years of The Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology.

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