Mary Evelyn Tucker is a senior lecturer and senior research scholar at Yale University where she has appointments in the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies as well as in the Divinity School. She has participated in conferences around the world, addressing issues of global concern such as climate change, conservation, ecology, and sustainable development. She brings to this work a knowledge of ethical and spiritual perspectives derived from her studies as a historian of religion. Tucker and her husband John Grim co- founded and co-direct the Forum on Religion and Ecology and, together, have organized conferences on world religion and ecology at the Center for the Study of World Religions at Harvard Divinity School.
In 2011, Tucker completed Journey of the Universe with Brian Swimme—a project that includes a book from Yale University Press, a film for PBC, and an educational series of interviews. (Please see available viewing information below). In addition to countless articles, Tucker is also the author of Worldly Wonder: Religions Enter Their Ecological Phase (2003) and has edited and co-edited many books, including When Worlds Converge: What Science and Religion Tell Us about the Story of the Universe and Our Place in It (2002), Thomas Berry’s The Sacred Universe: Earth, Spirituality, and Religion in the 21st Century (2009), and Christian Future and the Fate of the Earth (2009).
Journey of the Universe will be showing in Golisano Academic Center, room 151 at the following dates and times:
Tuesday, April 9-4:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 10-2:30 p.m., and Thursday, April 11-9:00 p.m.
Journey of the Universe will also be shown in the Otto Shults Center Forum, on Wednesday, April 24-7:00 p.m. *Note this is showing is taking place after Dr. Tucker's visit on Thursday, April 18, 2013*