Mary Evelyn Tucker

Mary Evelyn Tucker is a Senior Lecturer and Research Scholar at Yale University where she holds appointments in the Divinity School and in the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. She is co-director with her husband John Grim of the Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale. This arose out of a series of 10 conferences that they organized at Harvard on World Religions and Ecology that resulted in 10 edited volumes from Harvard. She is a research associate at the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard.

Tucker and Grim studied and worked closely with Thomas Berry for some 30 years. They are the managing trustees of the Thomas Berry Foundation ( To bring Berry's work forward she has also worked closely with evolutionary philosopher, Brian Swimme, for some 25 years. Together they have created a multi-media project called Journey of the Universe, which includes a volume published by Yale University Press, a PBS film, and an educational series of interviews.

Among her many publications is Worldly Wonder: Religions Enter Their Ecological Phase (2003). She is a member of the Interfaith Partnership for the Environment at the United Nations Environment Programme. Additionally, Tucker has been involved with the Earth Charter since its inception. She served on the International Earth Charter Drafting Committee from 1997-2000 and is a member of the Earth Charter International Council. She also serves on the Advisory Boards of Orion Magazine, the Garrison Institute, and Climate Central. She holds a BA from Trinity College, an MA from SUNY, an MA from Fordham, and a PhD from Columbia University.

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