Where Have we come from? Where are we going?
Share the Journey Of The UniverseHost a screening
Join Yale University’s Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim, leading scholars in the fields of religion and ecology, and Nature Initiative Director Mark Fowler for a virtual Q&A about Journey of the Universe. This award-winning film draws together scientific discoveries in astronomy, geology, biology, ecology, and biodiversity with insights concerning the nature of the universe.
If you are an Amazon Prime subscriber, you can use your account to watch Journey of the Universe when convenient for you. If you are not an Amazon Prime subscriber, a link to the film will be sent to you by January 13th, valid until January 28th. Watch the film by 5 pm on Thursday, January 28th to best engage with our Q&A with Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim.
About Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim
Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim teach at Yale School of the Environment and Yale Divinity School. They direct the Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology, which arose from ten conferences they organized at Harvard’s Center for the Study of World Religions. They are series editors of the Harvard volumes from the conferences on Religion and Ecology.
Tucker specializes in East Asian religions, especially Confucianism. Grim specializes in indigenous traditions, especially Native American religions.
Grim and Tucker have written a number of books including Ecology and Religion (Island Press, 2014) and edited the Routledge Handbook of Religion and Ecology (2017). They are editors for the series on Ecology and Justice from Orbis Books.
They were students of Thomas Berry and collaborated over several decades to edit his books. They also wrote Thomas Berry: A Biography with Andrew Angyal (Columbia, 2019).
With his article “The New Story,” Berry was a major inspiration for Journey of the Universe. With Brian Thomas Swimme, Tucker and Grim created this multi-media project that includes a book (Yale, 2011), an Emmy award winning film, a series of Conversations, and online courses from Yale/Coursera.
Until 2020, following in Berry’s footsteps, Grim served as president of the American Teilhard Association and Tucker as Vice President for over three decades.
About Grace Farms
Grace Farms Foundation’s interdisciplinary humanitarian mission is to pursue peace through five initiatives — nature, arts, justice, community, and faith — and Grace Farms, a SANAA-designed site for convening people across sectors. Our stake in the ground is to end modern slavery and gender-based violence, and create more grace and peace in our local and global communities.
Wilson Hall at First Presbyterian Church of Rumson
4 E. River Road
Rumson, NJ, USA
Q&A with John Grim
Hosted by Waterspirit
Admission: $5 per ticket, including a bag of popcorn. Children under 5 are free!
Grand Rapids Area Library meeting room
140 NE 2nd St
Grand Rapids, MN, USA
This film screening is part of the monthly meeting of the Grand Rapids Area Earth Circle. Pizza and cake will be served. There is no charge for this event, but a free will offering will be taken to purchase tree seedlings and garden seeds through Heifer International to help people in areas suffering from deforestation and depleted soil.
For more, read this news article.
Religion and Ecology Workshop
American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting
San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, CA, USA
November 22, 2019
Mary Evelyn Tucker, Yale University
John A. Grim, Yale University
Nancy Maryboy,Indigenous Education Institute
Carl Anthony,Breakthrough Communities
Brian Swimme,California Institute of Integral Studies
Sam Mickey,University of San Francisco
Heather Eaton,Saint Paul University
Theme: The Great Work
November 16, 2019
9am - 6pm
Holy Names University
Former Sophia Center Classroom
3500 Mountain Boulevard
Oakland, CA, USA
Washington D.C., USA
This special conference will explore the life and legacy of ecologist and theologian Thomas Berry, with presentations on his intellectual journey, “The New Story,” the “Journey of the Universe,” Laudato Si and the “Dream of the Earth,” and the challenge of “The Great Work.”
Mary Evelyn Tucker (Yale University)
John Grim (Yale University)
Dan Sheridan (St. Joseph University, emeritus)
Steve Dunn, C.P. (Passionist Missionaries)
Brian Brown (Iona College, emeritus)
John Borelli (Georgetown University)
Kusumita Pedersen (St. Francis College, emerita)
Kathleen Duffy, S.S.J. (Chestnut Hill College)
Kathleen Deignan (Iona College)
Leo Lefebure (Georgetown University)
Heather Eaton (St. Paul’s University, Ottawa)
Brian Thomas Swimme (California Institute of Integral Studies)
Catherine Amy Kropp (Yale University)
Dan Scheid (Duquesne University)
Nancy Wright, (Ascension Lutheran Church, Burlington, VT)
John Robert McNeill (Georgetown University)
Sponsored by Georgetown University and the Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology
View the flyer.
This event is free and open to the public. RSVP required.
How does Chinese thought energize and elevate an evolutionary worldview?
October 12, 2019
Yale Center Beijing
36th Floor, Tower B, IFC Building
8 Jianguomenwai Avenue
Chaoyang District, Beijing, China
This event includes a showing of Journey of the Universe (with Chinese subtitles) and a panel discussion.
Tu Weiming, Beijing University
Lu Feng, Tsinghua University
Qiao Qingju, Central Party School
Yao Xinzhong, Renmin University
Moderator: Mary Evelyn Tucker
View the program and bios here.
"Religion/Water/Climate: Changing Cultures and Landscapes"
A Conference Sponsored by the International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture (ISSRNC)
Hosted by University College Cork in Ireland on June 13-16, 2019
The screening will be followed by Q&A with Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim.