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. 

October 5, 2020

This week's episode of Spotlights features Evan Berry, an assistant professor of environmental humanities in the School of History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies at Arizona State University. Evan talks about his teaching, research, and writing on a wide range of topics related to religion and ecology, including the role of religion in environmental humanities, religious perspectives on climate change and the Anthropocene, the increasing availability of interdisciplinary paths for scholars, religion in...

September 30, 2020

This month there are a wealth of virtual events being hosted around the country and the world, related to the intersection of faith and the environment. The inability to hold most in-person events due to CoVid has not stopped this from being a very exciting season for engagement in the field. We’d like to draw your attention to a few of the highlights:


October 2, 9-11am EST
Religions, Ecology, & Our Environment:
An interreligious and intergenerational conversation on religion and...

September 28, 2020


There are so many interesting events related to religion and ecology happening throughout the next month. For now, I’ll just mention a few events, which you can attend (virtually). I’m sure many of you will share my excitement for the global conference, Faith for Nature, happening next week, October 5-8. You might also like to know about two events presented by the Temple of Understanding on the occasion of its 60th anniversary: Forum2020: Science, Spirituality, the Climate Emergence and our Future...

September 24, 2020

In honor of the launch of our new Forum Spotlights video series, we wanted to highlight the many video resources that already exist all over the Forum site and on our YouTube channel. We know many educators are having to figure out dynamic new ways to engage their classes long-distance, and our site has collected and organized many potentially helpful multimedia resources for you. Here is a guide to what you will find around the Forum site:

FORE Spotlights
Earlier this week, we released the first video in our new...

September 21, 2020

Welcome! This is the inaugural post for the Forum on Religion and Ecology blog, led by myself (Sam Mickey) and Tara Trapani. We're excited to bring you this new offering on the equinox, as we (in the northern hemisphere) transition into autumn. We'll be posting every Tuesday and Thursday with information and discussion about the field, including news and events, resources on the Forum website, and links to the content from our new podcast series, FORE Spotlights.

For today's post, along with welcoming you to the blog, I'm...