The Emerging Alliance of Religion and Ecology

On February 26, Dr. Mary Evelyn Tucker, Senior Lecturer and Research Scholar at Yale University, gave a lecture at the Biscayne Bay Campus on the importance of the participation of the world’s religious communities as we recognize the moral and spiritual implications of the growing ecological crisis. She highlighted some of the remarkable work being done within these communities around the world to bring healing and restoration to people and land. While acknowledging the limitations of religions, she also noted the promise for ethical and spiritual transformation regarding ecological attitudes and practices. Dr. Tucker has appointments in the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies as well as the Divinity School and the Department of Religious Studies. The lecture was co-sponsored by the Center for Humanities in an Urban Environment, the School of Environment, Arts and Society and the Asian Studies Program.