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Founders of Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology to discuss Thomas Berry and the New Story of Our Time


December 10, 2013
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Lawrence, Kansas  – Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim, Founders of the Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology, will present a community lecture and discussion on “Thomas Berry and the New Story of Our Times” on Sunday, December 29 at 3:30 at the Oread Friends Meeting House, 1146 Oregon St.

Mary Evelyn Tucker is a Senior Lecturer and Senior Research Scholar at Yale University where she has appointments in the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies as well as the Divinity School.  She is also Research Associate at the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard. In 2011 Tucker completed the Journey of the Universe with Brian Swimme, which includes a book from Yale University Press, a film on PBS, and an educational series of interviews. 

John Grim is currently a Senior Lecturer and Senior Research Scholar at Yale University teaching courses that draw students from the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Yale Divinity School, the Department of Religious Studies, the Institution for Social and Policy and the Yale Colleges. He teaches courses in Native American and Indigenous religions and World religions and ecology. He has undertaken field work with the Crow/Apsaalooke people of Montana and Salish people of Washington state.

Tucker and Grim are Co-Directors of the Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale.  Together they organized a series of ten conferences on World Religions and Ecology and edited the ten volume series from the conferences distributed by Harvard University Press.  Long-time companions of Thomas Berry, Tucker and Grim are managing trustees of the Thomas Berry Foundation.

The lecture, “Thomas Berry and the New Story of Our Times” will begin at 3:30 on December 29.  There will be ample time for discussion following the presentation.