FORE Spotlights Archive

Here you’ll find all of the videos in our new weekly video /podcast series, FORE Spotlights.
Go here to listen to these episodes as audio podcasts. 

FORE Spotlights Series ~ Inaugural Episode 
Mary Evelyn Tucker & John Grim

You can also listen to an audio podcast of this episode here.
In the inaugural video of our new Spotlights series, founders and directors, Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim, speak about recent developments in the field of religion and ecology, recent developments on the global stage, and all of the Forum’s new projects, with a focus on the Forum Advisory Group–a collaborative project composed of 72 of the top scholars in their fields.

FORE Spotlights Series ~ Ep2 Hava Tirosh Samuelson 9.28.2020
You can also listen to an audio podcast of this episode here.
Scholar Hava Tirosh Samuelson, of Arizona State University, speaks about her work and the intersection of Judaism and ecology in our second episode of FORE Spotlights.

FORE Spotlights Series ~ Evan Berry, 10.5.2020
This week’s episode features Evan Berry, an assistant professor of environmental humanities in the School of History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies at Arizona State University. Sam and Evan discuss a variety of topics related to the field of religion and ecology, including the role of religion in the environmental humanities, religious responses to climate change, and the place of religion in the public sphere. 

FORE Spotlights Series ~ Christopher Carter, 10.12.2020
This week’s episode of Spotlights features Rev. Dr. Christopher Carter, an assistant professor and the assistant chair of the Theology and Religious Studies department at the University of San Diego, in San Diego, California. He is also the co-creator of Racial Resilience, an anti-racism and anti-bias training program that utilizes the combined insights of contemplative practices and critical race theories. His work focuses particularly on the ways in which ecological spaces impact black, Indigenous, and other people of color (BIPOC)—a topic particularly relevant this week, following the second Monday in October, which is celebrated across the United States as Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

FORE Spotlights ~ Episode 5, Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim, Yale University
In this episode of Spotlights, Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim talk with the host (Sam Mickey) about the new encyclical from Pope Francis, Fratelli Tutti. They provide historical, religious, and ecological context for understanding what this encyclical means and how it is relevant for efforts to create a more loving, just, and open world.