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The Forum welcomes contributions of scholars and activists around the world whose work examines the role religion play in revisioning future human-earth relations. Through their association with the Harvard University Center for the Study of World Religions Conference on World Religions and Ecology, the Forum has been affiliated with more than 800 scholars around the world involved in issues relating to religion and ecology. Current leadership in the Forum includes the following individuals:



Steering Committee


Mary Evelyn Tucker Yale University
John Grim Yale University
Advisory Board of Area Specialists for the Forum

Stephanie Kaza   University of Vermont
Kenneth Kraft   Lehigh University
Donald Swearer   Center for the Study of World Religions, Harvard Divinity School, emeritus
Duncan Ryuken Williams   University of California, Irvine
John Chryssavgis   Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology
John Cobb   Claremont School of Theology
Sallie McFague   Vancouver School of Theology
Rosemary Radford Ruether   Pacific School of Religion, Graduate Theological Union
Tu Weiming   Beijing University
John Berthrong   Boston University
William Theodore de Bary   Columbia University
Rodney Taylor   University of Colorado, Boulder, emeritus
Norman Girardot Lehigh University
Liu Xiaogan Chinese University of Hong Kong
James E. Miller Queen’s University, Ontario
Ann Grodzins Gold   Syracuse University
David Haberman   Indiana University
Vijaya Nagarajan   University of San Francisco
Vasudha Narayanan   University of Florida
Lance Nelson   University of San Diego
Indigenous Traditions
Oren Lyons   Onondaga Nation of the Haudenosaunee, SUNY, Buffalo
Mary MacDonald   LeMoyne College, emeritus
Victor Montejo   University of California, Davis
Jacob Olupona   Harvard Divinity School
Leslie Sponsel   University of Hawaii, emeritus
Ines Talamantez   University of Califonia, Santa Barbara
Frederick Denny   University of Colorado, Boulder, emeritus
Richard Foltz   Concordia University, Montreal
Safei-Eldin Hamed   Texas Technical University
S. Nomanul Haq   University of Pennsylvania
Tazim Kassam   Syracuse University
Fazlun Khalid   Islamic Foundation for Ecology and Environmental Sciences
Seyyed Hossein Nasr   George Washington University
Christopher Key Chapple
Loyola Marymount University
Satish Kumar   Schumacher College, England
Hava Tirosh-Samuelson   Arizona State University
Moshe Sokol   Lander College for Men
Dialogue Partners

Niles Eldredge   American Museum of Natural History
Ursula Goodenough   Washington University
Jane Lubchenco   Oregon State University
Brian Swimme   California Institute of Integral Studies
Edward O. Wilson   Harvard University
Robert Costanza   University of Maryland
Herman E. Daly   University of Maryland
Robert Massie   Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies (CERES)
Juliet Schor Harvard University
Thomas Collins Palmer Trinity School
Peter Blaze Corcoran   Florida Gulf Coast University
David Orr   Oberlin College
Larry Shinn   Berea College, emeritus
Mitchell Thomashow   Unity College, Emeritus
J. Baird Callicott University of North Texas
Stephen Dunn   University of Toronto, emeritus
Daniel Maguire The Religious Consultation on Population, Reproductive Health, and Ethics
Jay McDaniel Center for Spirituality and Sustainability, Hendrix College
Franklin E. Vilas   Interfaith Partnership (UNEP)
Public Policy
Donald Brown Department of Environmental Protection, Pennsylvania
William Moomaw   Global Development and Environment Institute, Tufts University
Steven Rockefeller Earth Charter Drafting Committee
William F. Ryan   International Development Research Centre (Ottawa)
Area Specialists for this Web Site

Ann Grodzins Gold Syracuse University
David Haberman   Indiana University
Christopher Key Chapple Loyola Marymount University
Kenneth Kraft Lehigh University
James Miller Queen’s University, Ontario
Indigenous Traditions
Melissa Nelson   The Cultural Conservancy
Leslie Sponsel University of Hawaii
Moshe Sokol Lander College for Men
Dieter Hessel Theological Education to Meet the Environmental Challenge (TEMEC)
Richard Foltz Concordia University, Montreal
Forum Personnel
Tara Trapani
Forum on Religion and Ecology, Chief Administrator
Journey of the Universe, Project Coordinator
Elizabeth McAnally
Forum Newsletter Editor
Website Manager
Matthew Riley
Forum Research Associate
Journey of the Universe, Curriculum Development
Christina Riley
Forum List Manager
American Teilhard Association Coordinator
Russell Powell
Forum Research Assistant