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ASSOCIATED Graduate Programs

Joint MA in Religion and Ecology

Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (FES) and Yale Divinity School (YDS), New Haven, CT

This graduate program is aimed at students who wish to integrate the study of environmental issues and religious communities in their professional careers and for those who wish to study the cultural and ethical dimensions of environmental problems.

Faculty members: Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim.

MA and PhD in Philosophy and Religion, concentration in Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness

California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA

This graduate program is dedicated to re-imagining the human species as a mutually enhancing member of the Earth community.

Faculty members: Brian Thomas Swimme, Jacob Sherman, Elizabeth Allison, Sean Kelly, Richard Tarnas, and Robert McDermott

additional resources

"The New Story," by Thomas Berry

"Being Human in the Age of Humans," by Rick Potts

"The Age of Humans: Evolutionary Perspectives on the Anthropocene"

Anne and Bernard Spitzer Hall of Human Origins at the American Museum of Natural History

The Earth Charter and the Journey of the Universe

“Emergence: Nature’s Mode of Creativity” -- Institute on Religion in an Age of Science (IRAS)

Zygon Journal 2006 Lecture Series Podcasts

Epic of Evolution (website by Cathy McGowan Russell)

Nature’s Depths (Blog by John Palka)

"A NeoPresocratic Manifesto," by J. Baird Callicott

"California college helps place humans in universe story," by Sharon Abercrombie

Overview of Cosmic Evolution as presented by Eric Chaisson

"Cosmic Walk: A Script," by Glenys Livingstone

“Wherefore Environmental Studies in a 21st Century City?” by Julianne Lutz Warren

"As If to Demonstrate an Eclipse," by Billy Collins

"Stars Boil Before They Blow Up, Says NuSTAR," by Jason Major

“Introducing Humboldt's Cosmos,” by Laura Dassow Walls

An Annotated Bibliography of Children's Literature with Environmental Themes

"Transforming from Stardust," by Lorna Carmen McNeill

Journey to Earthland: The Great Transition to Planetary Civilization, by Paul Raskin

"Music for an Emergent Universe," with Sam Guarnaccia

Deep Time Journey Network

Global Generation

The Center for Education, Imagination and the Natural World

Deep Time Walk (app for smartphones)

Timespirals (spiral timelines of the story of the universe)

Nucleus of Us All (photograms by Paula Damasceno)

The Scale of the Universe: Putting the Universe into Perspective

What is Earth Literacy? (Earth Ethics Institute)

Time to a Pin Oak (Emergence Magazine)

The Pull of the Sky (Emergence Magazine)

Great Ball of Fire! A Poetic Telling of the Universe Story, by Betty-Ann Kissilove (San Francisco: Mearth Press, 2010)

A Guide for Praying the Stations of the Cosmos (By Ignatius Jesuit Centre)

New Universe Story Paintings (by Mary Coelho) 

Glorious History in the World of Plants (by Peter Crane)

"Journey of the Universe" (poem by Peter  C. Goldmark, Jr.)

"The Universe" (poem by Ryan Trombly)

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