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 6, 2022

In honor of Indigenous People’s Day next week, today we’re highlighting some of the events happening around Indigenous traditions and ecology this month and sharing some other recent resources related to this intersection. You can find our full collection of Indigenous resources here. Materials related specifically to Indigenous Ecojustice can be found in our Ecojustice resource hub. 

Upcoming Events

October 9, 7:30-9pm EST
Listening Deeply: Indigenous Voices Panel
Kripalu Center for...

September 29, 2022

In August, we shared information on the Religion and Ethics of Creation Care series being hosted this fall/winter by the Thanks-giving Foundation.

The second installment in that series is coming up next Monday, October 3 at 5pm EST, and will once again feature a Forum Advisory Group member as the speaker.

This month, Pankaj Jain of FLAME University will be speaking on “Hinduism and the Ethics of Creation Care.”  Cybelle Shattuck of Western Michigan University will be responding. Register...

September 26, 2022

This episode of Spotlights features Andreas Karelas,  the founder and executive director of RE-volv, a nonprofit organization that empowers people around the country to help nonprofits in their communities go solar and raise awareness about the benefits of clean energy. He is also the author of Climate Courage: How Tackling Climate Change Can Build Community, Transform the Economy, and Bridge the Political Divide in America. Andreas talks about new developments in renewable energy, particularly in light of the Inflation...

September 22, 2022

Last week we told you about an upcoming live event featuring Evangelical author and speaker, Brian McLaren, and one of our founders and directors, Mary Evelyn Tucker. We’re pleased to share the recording of that event with you now:


This webcast was the first episode of a new series titled Religion to the Rescue: a Show of Good Faith. Here’s more on that new series from the creators at Unity Earth:

In this time of critical call to personal and global transformation, what is the role...

September 20, 2022

A wonderful new book came out this year on Indigenous science, Fresh Banana Leaves: Healing Indigenous Landscapes through Indigenous Science (Penguin, 2022), by Jessica Hernandez, PhD. It is a deeply informative and inspiring book, weaving together historical, personal, and ecological perspectives in a way that is philosophically brilliant as well as practically applicable.

From the publisher’s description:

Jessica Hernandez–Maya Ch’orti’ and Zapotec environmental scientist...

September 15, 2022

This Sunday, September 18 at 6pm EST, please join us for the inaugural episode of Religion to the Rescue: a Show of Good Faith. This first episode will feature Brian McLaren and Mary Evelyn Tucker and will be aired as one of the plenary sessions for Peace Week 2022. Other Peace Week plenaries include Vandana Shiva, Deepak’s Chopra, and many others. 

From the event site:
In this time of critical call to personal and global transformation, what is the role and value of religion? Religion to the Rescue: a...

September 12, 2022

This episode of Spotlights features André Daughtry, an award-winning speculative social documentarian who explores contemporary expressions of the spiritual, mystical, and theological in the contexts of pluralistic democracies. He talks about his latest project, WILDERNESS, a speculative documentary photography, film and performance project that engages an integral ecological approach to sustainability and spirituality, specifically in relationship to Indigenous populations and their respective cosmologies and...

September 11, 2022

The third season of our video podcast series, Forum Spotlights, launched this past Monday. You can see the first episode of the new season here on our site our on our YouTube channel. 

In honor of the new season, we’ve pulled together a topical list of episodes for the first two seasons that we hope educators and their students will find helpful. 

The majority of these are full-length episodes, but “Spotlights Clips” indicates that it...

September 8, 2022

As autumn approaches in the northeastern US and the school year begins,  the buzz of activity resumes, and the field of religion and ecology is no exception! There are many interesting events in the field and related areas of interest this fall. Listed below are some of the highlights for the month of September. All of the events listed here are accessible online and the majority are free of charge. 

For a full listing of upcoming events, including in-person events, trainings, and ongoing...

September 6, 2022

To celebrate the beginning of a new season of the Forum on Religion and Ecology podcast, Spotlights, it makes sense to commemorate the episodes we’ve released during our first two seasons. To do so, let’s look at a few exemplary episodes.

The podcast series started on September 21, 2020. Our inaugural episode features Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim, bringing the Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology into the world of podcasting. Details for that episode are here. 

Occasionally our podcast episodes...