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Film Screening and Q&A with Grace Farms

Film Screening and Q&A with Grace Farms

Thursday, January 28, 2021

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.

Learn more and register here!

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.

Film Screening: Rumson, NJ, USA (April 4, 2020)

Film Screening: Rumson, NJ, USA (April 4, 2020)

Saturday, April 4, 2020

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!

Learn more here.

Film Screening: Grand Rapids, MN (December 21, 2019)

Film Screening: Grand Rapids, MN (December 21, 2019)

Saturday, December 21, 2019

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.

Cosmology and Ecology (November 22, 2019)

Cosmology and Ecology (November 22, 2019)

Friday, November 22, 2019

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


3rd Annual Flaring Forth Celebration with Brian Thomas Swimme (November 16, 2019)

3rd Annual Flaring Forth Celebration with Brian Thomas Swimme (November 16, 2019)

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Theme: The Great Work

November 16, 2019
9am - 6pm

Holy Names University
Former Sophia Center Classroom  
3500 Mountain Boulevard
Oakland, CA, USA

Register here.

Thomas Berry and “The Great Work” (October 30-31, 2019)

Thomas Berry and “The Great Work” (October 30-31, 2019)

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Georgetown University
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.

Event website.

Confucianism and Cosmology (October 12, 2019)

Confucianism and Cosmology (October 12, 2019)

Saturday, October 12, 2019

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.

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.

Film Screening: Cork, Ireland (June 14, 2019)

Film Screening: Cork, Ireland (June 14, 2019)

Friday, June 14, 2019

"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.

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