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Welcome to the new Yale Forum Blog!

We will be sharing a variety of original content including interviews, reviews, reports from the field, new and enhanced resources on the Forum website, content from our new video podcast series, FORE Spotlights, and much more. 

Check back every Tuesday and Thursday for new content. 

May 17, 2021

This week's episode of Spotlights is the second part of a two-part interview with Robin Globus Veldman, PhD, an Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Texas A&M University, and an Associate Editor for the Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture. She discusses more about her the research that went into her book on Evangelical Christian perspectives on climate change, The Gospel of Climate Skepticism: Why Evangelical Christians Oppose Action on Climate Change (UC Press, 2019).

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May 13, 2021

 

 

Today we wanted to share information on Laudato Si’ Week, taking place May 16-25, 2021. In 2020, Pope Francis encouraged Catholics around the world to celebrate the 5th anniversary...

May 10, 2021

This week's episode of Spotlights features Robin Globus Veldman, PhD, an Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Texas A&M University, and an Associate Editor for the Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture. She discusses her work at the intersection of religion, culture, and climate change, including the research that went into her book, The Gospel of Climate Skepticism: Why Evangelical Christians Oppose Action on Climate Change (UC Press, 2019). This is the first part of a two-part interview.

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May 6, 2021

Today we wanted to highlight some of the events and activity related to the field of religion and ecology taking place in May. A full list of event listings can always be found on our Events section.

 

Faith + Food Dialogue Series
May 6 - June 3

A series of independent dialogues hosted by the Faith and Food Coalition. The coalition has been convened by the Center for Earth Ethics to contribute to the United Nations Food Systems Summit.

This event is free...

May 2, 2021

This week’s episode of Spotlights is the second part of a two-part interview with Sandy Bigtree, a founding board member of the Indigenous Values Initiative. She discusses more about her work fostering connections and collaboration between the academic community and the Haudenosaunee, beginning with reflections on the ongoing impact of the Doctrine of Discovery issued in 1493.

More information about indigenous religion and ecology can be found on the Forum on Religion and Ecology website by navigating here....

April 29, 2021

 

This week, we wanted to highlight the recent Earth Day episode of NPR’s Living on Earth podcast, titled: “The Way Forward For People And Our Planet: An Earth Day Special.” Living on Earth is hosted by Steve Curwood and created by PRX, makers of shows such as This American Life, The World, and TED Talks Daily.

 

From the NPR site: 

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April 27, 2021

This week's episode of Spotlights features Sandy Bigtree (Bear Clan), a citizen of the Mohawk Nation at Akwesasne. She discusses her work as a founding board member of the Indigenous Values Initiative, which fosters collaboration between the academic community and the Haudenosaunee to promote the message of peace that was brought to Onondaga Lake thousands of years ago. This is the first part of a two-part interview.

More information about indigenous religion and ecology can be found on the...

April 22, 2021


 

 

Joyous Earth Day! Today, we wanted to share information on two sermons by Forum co-founder and co-director, Mary Evelyn Tucker. The first was given several weeks ago through Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, and the second will take place this coming Sunday. See below for further information. 
 

 

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April 18, 2021

This week's episode of Spotlights is the second part of a two-part interview with Dekila Chungyalpa, Director of the Loka Initiative at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.  She discusses how the Loka Initiative supports faith-led environmental and climate efforts locally and around the world by helping build capacity of faith leaders and culture keepers of indigenous traditions, and by creating new opportunities for projects, partnerships, and public outreach. She also talks about the ...

April 15, 2021

 

 

Today, we wanted to highlight the launch of the Gonzaga Center for Climate, Society, and the Environment. 

 

From the center website: 

In response to the threat of global warming — and as an expression of our Catholic, Jesuit, humanistic mission — Gonzaga...