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Healing Cosmovisions and Transformative Cosmopolitics

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Religion & ecology, Indigenous knowledge, and social justice

Presenter Bio

Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim teach at Yale School of the Environment and Yale Divinity School. They direct the Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology, which arose from ten conferences they organized at Harvard's Center for the Study of World Religions. They are series editors of the Harvard volumes from the conferences on Religion and Ecology.

Tucker specializes in East Asian religions, especially Confucianism. Grim specializes in indigenous traditions, especially Native American religions.

Grim and Tucker have written a number of books including Ecology and Religion (Island Press, 2014) and edited the Routledge Handbook of Religion and Ecology (2017). They are editors for the series on Ecology and Justice from Orbis Books.

They were students of Thomas Berry and collaborated over several decades to edit his books. They also wrote Thomas Berry: A Biography with Andrew Angyal (Columbia, 2019).

With his article “The New Story,” Berry was a major inspiration for Journey of the Universe. With Brian Thomas Swimme, Tucker and Grim created this multi-media project that includes a book (Yale, 2011), an Emmy award winning film, a series of Conversations, and online courses from Yale/Coursera.

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In many cultural stories, or cosmovisions, of “reality” and of “the people” healings take place in which reconnections, remembrances, and restorations occur. This talk focuses on two cultural expressions – Indigenous Northern Plains Peoples and Chinese Confucian thought – discussing the way cosmovisions reconnect humans to the generative life matrix, recall deep time, and restore creative energies for a functional cosmopolitics.

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Mar 19th, 4:00 PM Mar 19th, 6:00 PM

Healing Cosmovisions and Transformative Cosmopolitics

In many cultural stories, or cosmovisions, of “reality” and of “the people” healings take place in which reconnections, remembrances, and restorations occur. This talk focuses on two cultural expressions – Indigenous Northern Plains Peoples and Chinese Confucian thought – discussing the way cosmovisions reconnect humans to the generative life matrix, recall deep time, and restore creative energies for a functional cosmopolitics.

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