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Grace Winter Forum Online with Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim: Journey of the Universe

Monday, March 15 @ 6:00 pm 7:00 pm

We are living in times of immense challenge on every front — socially, politically, ecologically and spiritually. We are destroying the natural systems on which we rely, making many of us feel alienated and lost. We are in one of the most profound transitions in human history — we need a new story to reorient and ground ourselves to meet these challenges.  

Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim are co-directors of the Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology, a project which evokes the spiritual wisdom and ecological ethics from the world’s religions for the healing of both people and the planet. They are also creators, with Brian Thomas Swimme, of the multimedia project Journey of the Universe, which weaves together the best of modern science with literature, history, philosophy and religion to inspire people to preserve, protect, and heal our common planetary home. 

Join Dean Malcolm Clemens Young for a conversation about the journey of who we are, how we got here, where we are headed and how we belong.  You can also hear Mary Evelyn Tucker guest preach on Sunday, March 14 at our 11 a.m. Choral Eucharist.

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Register here to join the Zoom webinar

Space is limited. The Forum will also be broadcast on Facebook, and posted on our Youtube channel for viewing following the livestream.   

You can help us bring the arts to life at Grace with a gift today to The Forum. Click here to give or text Think to 76278.   

About the guests  

Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim are Senior Lecturers and Research Scholars at Yale in the School of the Environment, the Divinity School, and the Department of Religious Studies. They teach in the MA program in religion and ecology and co-direct the Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology

Tucker’s concern for the growing environmental crisis, especially in Asia, led her to organize with Grim a series of ten conferences on World Religions and Ecology at Harvard (1995-1998). She co-edited Buddhism and Ecology (Harvard, 1997), Confucianism and Ecology (Harvard, 1998), and Hinduism and Ecology (Harvard, 2000). After these conferences she and Grim founded the Forum on Religion and Ecology.  

Tucker and Grim studied with Thomas Berry and worked closely with him for 30 years. Tucker edited Berry’s books and Tucker and Grim also wrote Thomas Berry: A Biography with Andrew Angyal (Columbia 2019). To extend Berry’s work, Tucker created a multimedia project with Brian Thomas Swimme called Journey of the Universe, which includes an Emmy award winning film, a book from Yale (2011), Journey Conversations, and online classes. 

John Grim 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. His published works include The Shaman: Patterns of Religious Healing Among the Ojibway Indians (University of Oklahoma Press, 1983) and the Daedalus volume titled Religion and Ecology: Can the Climate Change? (co-editor, 2001).  

WATCH Journey of the Universe Multimedia Project 

READ Journey of the Universe 

About the host   

The Very Rev. Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young is the dean of Grace Cathedral. He is the author of The Spiritual Journal of Henry David Thoreau and The Invisible Hand in Wilderness: Economics, Ecology, and God, and is a regular contributor on religion to the Huffington Post and San Francisco Examiner.  

About The Forum  

The Forum is a series of stimulating conversations about faith and ethics in relation to the important issues of our day. We invite inspiring and illustrious people to sit down for a real conversation with the Forum’s host, Malcolm Clemens Young, the dean of Grace Cathedral, and with you. Our guests range from artists, inventors and philosophers to pop culturists and elected officials, but the point of The Forum is singular: civil, sophisticated discourse that engages minds and hearts to think in new ways about the world.  More about Grace Forum Online