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Mary Evelyn Tucker
Co-Founder and Director
Forum on Religion and Ecology

Mary Evelyn Tucker is a Senior Lecturer and Senior Scholar at Yale University where she holds appointments in the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, as well as the Divinity School and the Department of Religious Studies. With John Grim she is co-founder and director of the Forum on Religion and Ecology. Together they organized a series of ten conferences on world religions and ecology at the Center for the Study of World Religions at Harvard Divinity School. They are the series editors for the ten volumes distributed by Harvard University Press that came out of those conferences. She is a research associate at the Harvard Yenching Institute and the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies. She is the author of Worldly Wonder: Religions Enter Their Ecological Phase (Open Court Press, 2003), Moral and Spiritual Cultivation in Japanese Neo-Confucianism (SUNY 1989), and The Philosophy of Qi (Columbia University Press, 2007). She co-edited: Worldviews and Ecology (Orbis 1994), Buddhism and Ecology (Harvard 1997), Confucianism and Ecology (Harvard 1998), Hinduism and Ecology (Harvard 2000), and When Worlds Converge (Open Court, 2002). With Tu Weiming she edited the two volume work Confucian Spirituality (Crossroad, 2004). She also co-edited a volume of Daedalus entitled “Religion and Ecology: Can the Climate Change?” (2001). She also edited Thomas Berry's volume Evening Thoughts: Reflecting on the Earth as Sacred Community (Sierra Club Books and University of California Press, 2006). Until 2005 she was a professor of religion at Bucknell University where she taught courses in Asian religions and religion and ecology. She is a member of the Interfaith Partnership for the Environment at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and served as a member of the Earth Charter Drafting Committee from 1997-2000. She is a member of the newly appointed Earth Charter International Council.

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