Mary Evelyn Tucker is a Senior Lecturer in Religion and Ecology at Yale University, holding joint appointments as a Research Scholar in the Divinity School, the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, and the Department of Religious Studies. With John Grim, she cofounded the Forum on Religion and Ecology (FORE). Tucker and Grim also coordinated a ten-conference series on World Religions and Ecology at Harvard’s Center for the Study of World Religions.
Tucker has also worked closely with San Francisco-based physicist and evolutionary philosopher Brian Swimme for 25 years. Together they have created a multi-media project called Journey of the Universe which consists of an HD film, a DVD series of interviews, a website and a companion book published by Yale University Press (2011). The film, which has been broadcast on PBS and won an Emmy, will have several showings available here on campus.
Tucker has also been involved with the Earth Charter since its inception. And will be inviting the NDNU community to consider endorsing this international, cross-disciplinary document as a step towards greater response to the ecological crisis of our time.