October 17, 2013
Presenters: Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim
The growing ecological crisis clearly requires the response of science and technology, economics, and policy. These are necessary but not sufficient for solving the complex problems we are facing in envisioning a sustainable future for the Earth community. We will also need the participation of the world's religious communities as we recognize the moral and spiritual implications of the diminishment of the life support systems of the planet. This talk highlights some of the remarkable work being done within religious communities around the world to bring healing and restoration to people and land. While acknowledging the limitations of religions, it also notes the promise for ethical and spiritual transformation regarding ecological attitudes and practices.
Sponsored by the School of Theology and Ministry
Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim are both senior lecturers and senior research scholars at Yale University Divinity School and School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.