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The Forum on Religion and Ecology is associated with numerous scholars who are specialists on the topic of religion and ecology. Each specialist has a specific foci (listed below) and is available for speaking engagements. If your college, university, or nongovernmental organization is seeking a scholar to speak at an event, consider contacting one of the scholars listed below. All scheduling, fees, and transportation arrangements should be discussed directly with the individual scholar you wish to have speak at your event.

World Religious Traditions and Ecology

Buddhism and Ecology

Stephanie Kaza
University of Vermont
Environmental Program
153 South Prospect Street
Burlington, VT 05401
phone 1: 802.656.0172
phone 2: 802.656.4055
fax:           802.656.8015
email: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Kenneth Kraft
Lehigh University
Department of Religious Studies
9 West Packer Avenue
Bethlehem, PA 18015
phone: 610.758.3370
fax:        610.758.4858
email: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Leslie E. Sponsel
University of Hawaii
Department of Anthropology
2424 Maile Way-Saunders 321
Honolulu, HI 96822
phone: 808.956.3770
fax:        808.956.4893
email: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
http://www.spiritualecology.info
Donald K. Swearer
Harvard University
Center for the Study of World Religions
42 Francis Avenue
Cambridge, MA 2138
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Duncan Ryuken Williams
University of California at Irvine
Department of East Asian Languages and Literature
Irvine, CA 92697–6000
phone 1 : 949.824.1603
phone 2: 949.824.2227
fax:        949.824.3248
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Christianity and Ecology

Rev. Dr. John Chryssavgis
Theological Advisor to the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew
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Dieter Hessel
Program on Ecology, Justice and Faith
45 Wildwood Drive
Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107
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Gordon Kaufman
Harvard Divinity School
43 Francis Avenue
Andover G-14
Cambridge, MA 02138
phone: 617.495.5777
email: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Jay McDaniel
Hendrix College
Department of Religion
Conway, AR 72032
phone 1: 501.450.1366
phone 2: 501.450.1284 (secretary)
fax 1:        501.450.1200
email: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Sallie McFague
Vancouver School of Theology
600 Iona Drive
Vancouver, BC V6T 1L4
Canada
phone: 604.822.9514
fax:        604.822.9121
email: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Mark I. Wallace
Associate Professor
Department of Religion
Swarthmore College
Swarthmore, PA 19081
phone: 610.328.7829
fax:        610.328.7687
email:   (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

 

Confucianism and Ecology

John Berthrong
Boston University
School of Theology
745 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
phone 1: 617.353.0155
fax:           617.353.3061
email: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Joanne Birdwhistell
Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
Professor Emerita, Philosophy and Asian Civilization
PO Box 195
Pomona, NJ 08240¯0195
phone 1: 609.652.4550
email: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Rodney L. Taylor
University of Colorado
Religion Studies Department
26 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309
phone 1: 303.492.2889
fax:           303.492.5777
email: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Mary Evelyn Tucker
Yale University
Institution for Social and Policy Studies
Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics
77 Prospect Street
PO Box 208209
New Haven, CT 06520
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Hinduism and Ecology

Christopher Key Chapple
Loyola Marymount University
Department of Theological Studies
7900 Loyola Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90045-8400
phone: 310.338.2846
fax:        310.338.1947
email: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Ann Grodzins Gold
Syracuse University
Department of Religion
501 Hall of Languages
Syracuse, NY 13244-1170
phone: 315.443.5717
fax:        615.443.3958
email: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
David L. Haberman
Indiana University
Department of Religious Studies
Sycamore Hall 230
Bloomington, IN 47405
phone: 812.855.8894
fax:        812.855.4768
email: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Vijaya Nagarajan
University of San Francisco
Department of Theology
2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117-1080
phone: 415.422.5837
fax:        415.422.2346
email: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Vasudha Narayanan
University of Florida
Department of Religion
125 Dauer Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611
phone: 352.392.1625
fax:        352.392.7395
email: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Lance Nelson
University of San Diego
Department of Theological and Religious Studies
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110-2492
phone: 619.260.4054
fax:        619.260.2260
email: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Pankaj Jain
University of North Texas
Department of Philosophy and Religion Studies
Department of Anthropology
1155 Union Circle #311277
Denton, Texas 76203
http://unt.academia.edu/pankajjain
email: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
 

 

Indigenous Traditions and Ecology

John Grim
Yale University
Institution for Social and Policy Studies
Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics
77 Prospect Street
PO Box 208209
New Haven, CT 06520
email:(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Oren R. Lyons
Onondaga Nation/Haudenosaunee
PO Box 200
Nedrow, NY 13120
phone: 315.492.4360
fax:        315.492.6714
Mary MacDonald
LeMoyne College
Religious Studies Department
1419 Salt Sprints Road
Reilly Hall 221
Syracuse, NY 13214-1399
phone: 315.445.4364
fax:        315.445.4540
email: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Victor Montejo
University of California at Davis
Department of Anthropology
1 Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
phone 1: 530.754.6128
email: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Jacob K. Olupona
Harvard Divinity School
Professor of African and African American Studies and Religion
42 Francis Avenue, 114
Cambridge, MA 02138
phone: 617.495.8221
fax:        617.384.9404
email: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Pramod Parajuli
7802 South East Morrison Street
Portland, OR 97215
email: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Leslie E. Sponsel
University of Hawaii
Department of Anthropology
2424 Maile Way-Saunders 321
Honolulu, HI 96822
phone: 808.956.3770
fax:        808.956.4893
email: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
http://www.spiritualecology.info

Ines Talamantez
University of California
Religious Studies Department SH 4607
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
phone 1: 805.893.3578
phone 2: 805.893.4326
fax:           805.893.2059
email: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

 

Islam and Ecology

Frederick Denny
University of Colorado
Department of Religious Studies
Campus Box 292
Woodbury Room 308
Boulder, CO 80309
phone: 303.492.6358
fax:        303.735.2080
email: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Richard Foltz
Concordia University
Department of Religion
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W.
Montreal, QC H3G 1M8
Canada
phone: 514.848.2424, ext. 5730
email: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

 

Safei-Eldin Hamed
Texas Tech University
College of Agriculture/Natural Resources
Plant Science Building
Box 42121
Lubbock, TX 79409
phone: 806.742.2858
fax:        806.798.3418
email: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Nomanul Haq
1717 Green St.
Philadelphia, PA 19130
email: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Tazim R. Kassam
Syracuse University
Department of Religion
501 Hall of Languages
Syracuse, NY 13244-1170
phone: 315.443.5722
email: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Fazlun Khalid
Islamic Foundation for Ecology and Environmental Science
PO Box 5051
Birmingham B2O 3RZ
England
phone: 44.212.523.4264
fax:        44.212.523.4264
Seyyed Hossein Nasr
George Washington University
Department of Religion
Gelman Library
2130 H Street North West
Room 709-R
Washington, DC 20052
phone: 202.994.5704
fax:        202.994.0458
email: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) (Zohra Sirat)
 

 

Jainism and Ecology

Christopher Key Chapple
Loyola Marymount University
Department of Theological Studies
7900 Loyola Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90045-8400
phone: 310.338.2846
fax:        310.338.1947
email: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

John Cort
Denison University
Department of Religion
Granville, OH 43023
phone: 614.587.6254
email: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Satish Kumar
Resurgence
Ford House, Hartland
Bideford Devon EX39 6EE
United Kingdom
phone: 01237.441293
fax:        01237.441203
email: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Kristi Wiley
University of California at Berkeley
Center for South and Southeast Asia Studies
Berkeley, CA 94720
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Judaism and Ecology

Barbara Lerman-Golomb (Contact for a complete List of speakers)
Acting Executive Director
Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life (COEJL)
443 Park Avenue South, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10016
phone: 212-532-7436
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Moshe Sokol
Lander College for Men
75-31 150th Street
Flushing, NY 11367
phone 1: 718.820.4915
phone 2: 718.820.4900
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Daoism and Ecology

Norman J. Girardot
Lehigh University
Department of Religious Studies
9 West Packer Avenue
Bethlehem, PA 18015
phone: 610.758.3364
fax:        610.758.4858
email: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

 

James E. Miller
Queen’s University
Department of Religious Studies
Theological Hall
Kingston, ON K7L 3N6
Canada
phone: 613.533.6000 x 74320
fax:        613.533.6879
email: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Liu Xiaogan
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Department of Philosophy
Fung King Hey Building
Shatan NT
Hong Kong
email: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Joanne Birdwhistell
Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
Professor Emerita, Philosophy and Asian Civilization
PO Box 195
Pomona, NJ 08240¯0195
phone 1: 609.652.4550
email: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

 

 

Other Disciplines and Ecology

Science and Religion

Ursula Goodenough
Department of Biology
Washington University
Box 1229
One Brooking Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130
phone: 314.935.6836
fax:        314.935.5125
email: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
 

 

New Cosmology and Ecology

Stephen Dunn
Center for Ecology and Spirituality
650 Shepherd Ave. East
Toronto, ON M5S 1J4
Canada
phone: 416.512.7874
email: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
 

 

Environmental Ethics

J. Baird Callicott
University of North Texas
Department of Philosophy and Religion Studies
PO Box 310920
Denton, TX 76203–0920
phone: 940.565.2266
fax:        940.565.4448
email: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Chris Cuomo
University of Cincinnati
Department of Philosophy
PO Box 210374
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0374
phone: 513.556.6325
fax:        513.556.2939
email: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Stephen Dunn
Center for Ecology and Spirituality
650 Shepherd Ave. East
Toronto, ON M5S 1J4
Canada
phone: 416.512.7874
fax:        416.926.7276
email: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Dieter Hessel
Program on Ecology, Justice and Faith
45 Wildwood Drive
Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107
email: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Daniel C. Maguire
2823 North Summit Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53211
phone: 414.961.0139
fax:        414.961.2150
email: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Jay McDaniel
Hendrix College
Department of Religion
Conway, AR 72032
phone 1: 501.450.1366
phone 2: 501.450.1284 (secretary)
fax 1:        501.450.1200
email: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Patricia Mische
148 West Limestone
Yellow Springs, OH 45387
phone: 937.767.6444
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Pramod Parajuli
7802 South East Morrison Street
Portland, OR 97215
email: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Bron Taylor
University of Florida
Department of Religion
107 Anderson Hall
PO Box 117410
Gainesville, FL 32611–7410
phone: 352.392.1625, ext. 237
fax:        352.392.7395
email: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Franklin Vilas
18 Greylawn Drive
Lakewood, NJ 08701
email: revfvilas.earthlink.net
Karen Warren
Macalester College
Department of Philosophy
1600 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
phone: 651.696.6172
fax:        651.696.6008
email: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
 

 

Ecofeminism

Chris Cuomo
University of Cincinnati
Department of Philosophy
PO Box 210374
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0374
phone: 513.556.6325
fax:        513.556.2939
email: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Heather Eaton
St. Paul University
Department of Theology
223 Main Street
Ottawa, ON K1S 1C4
Canada
phone: 613.236.1393 x 2276
fax:        613.751.4016
email: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Stephanie Kaza
University of Vermont
Environmental Program
153 South Prospect Street
Burlington, VT 05401
phone 1: 802.656.0172
phone 2: 802.656.4055
fax:           802.656.8015
email: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Karen Warren
Macalester College
Department of Philosophy
1600 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
phone: 651.696.6172
fax:        651.696.6008
email: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

 

Public Policy and Ecology

Donald Brown
Office of Chief Counsel
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
PO Box 8464
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8464
phone: 717.783.8504
fax:        717.787.9378
email: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Dennis Piragis
Harrison Program on the Future Global Agenda
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
phone: 301.405.4319
fax:        301.314.9690
email: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

 

Population and World Religions

Daniel C. Maguire
2823 North Summit Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53211
phone: 414.961.0139
fax:        414.961.2150
email: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
 
   
Religion and Animals

Paul Waldau
Director, Center for Animals and Public Policy
Cummings Scool of Veterinary Medicine
Tufts University
200 Westboro Road
North Grafton, MA 01536
phone: 508.887.4671
fax:        508.839.3337
email: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Laura Hobgood-Oster
Southwestern University
Department of Religion and Philosophy
Georgetown, TX 78628
phone: 512.863.1669
email: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Christopher Key Chapple
Loyola Marymount University
Department of Theological Studies
7900 Loyola Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90045–8400
phone: 310.338.2846
fax:        310.338.1947
email: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Marc Bekoff
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of Colorado
Ramaley Hall
Boulder, CO 80309
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