Mary Evelyn Tucker
Biography & Resources


Mary Evelyn Tucker is a Senior Lecturer in Religion and the Environment 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 been a committee member of the Interfaith Partnership for the Environment at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) since 1986 and is vice president of the American Teilhard Association.

Author of many books on religion and ecology, she has recently published Worldly Wonder: Religions Enter Their Ecological Phase (Open Court Press, 2003). She is the co-editor of books on ecological views of Buddhism, Confucianism, and Hinduism. She has published the volume Confucian Spirituality co-edited with Tu Weiming, and, The Record of Great Doubts: The Philosophy of Ch'i.

selected books

Worldly Wonder: Religions Enter Their Ecological Phase
With Judith Berling (Open Court Publishing Company, 2003)
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Confucian Spirituality
With Tu Weiming (Crossroad Publishing Company, 2003)
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Hinduism and Ecology: The Intersection of Earth, Sky, and Water
With Christopher Key Chapple (Harvard University Press, 2000)
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When Worlds Converge: What Science and Religion Tell Us About the Story of the Universe and Our Place in It
With Clifford Matthews and Philip Hefner (Open Court Publishing Company, 2001)
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Confucianism and Ecology: The Interrelation of Heaven, Earth, and Humans
With John Berthrong (Harvard University Press, 1998)
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Buddhism and Ecology: The Interconnection of Dharma and Deeds
With Duncan Ryuken Williams (Harvard University Press, 1997)
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Worldviews and Ecology: Religion, Philosophy, and the Environment
With John Grim (Orbis Books, 1994)
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other related websites

Earth Charter

Religion and Ecology