Mary Evelyn Tucker

Mary Evelyn Tucker (United States) received her PhD from Columbia University in East Asian religions. She was named to a dual appointment with the Yale Divinity School and the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Previously she was a visiting professor of religion at Yale University, and she is founder and coordinator of the Forum on Religion and Ecology. Along with John Grim, she organized a ten-conference series on World Religions and Ecology at Harvard’s Center for the Study of World Religions, which led to the publication of 10 volumes by Harvard from this series. She co-edited the volumes on the ecological dimensions of Confucianism, Buddhism, and Hinduism. They are also editors of a series of 18 books on Ecology and Justice from Orbis Books. 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. She was a member of the Earth Charter International Drafting Committee.

She has published Worldly Wonder: Religions Enter Their Ecological Phase (Open Court Press, 2003) and edited two volumes on Confucian Spirituality with Tu Weiming. Her newest books are an edited volume of Thomas Berry’s papers titled Evening Thoughts: Reflecting of the Earth as Sacred Community (Sierra Club Books and University of California Press, 2006), and The Record of Great Doubts: The Philosophy of Ch’i (Columbia University Press, 2007).