Journey of the Universe weaves together science and the humanities to inspire a comprehensive sense of mystery and awe for the workings of nature and the continual unfolding of the universe. This approach expands the human perspective beyond an anthropocentric worldview to one that values life’s complexity and sees the role of humans as critical to the further flourishing of the Earth community. The project consists of a film, a book, a podcast, a series of conversations, and online classes.
Healing and Revisioning
Eight questions with Mary Evelyn Tucker, Co-Director
Where do ecology, culture, and spirituality connect in your work?
Everywhere! It is the heart of everything we do—with the Forum on Religion and Ecology and with Journey of the Universe.
What brought you to this work?
Teaching and living in Japan, meeting Thomas Berry, marrying John Grim! I have been much blessed!
What was the biggest challenge or accomplishment in your work last year?
Finishing the Thomas Berry biography.
What do you see happening in your field—or beyond, in the world—that you’re really excited about?
The academic field of religion and ecology is established in academia and growing in the larger society.
What matters most to you right now?
That we find a way to bring the spiritual dimensions of the environmental crisis forward with greater visibility and traction.
What does service mean to you?
Giving back to that which sustains all of life.
What keeps you going?
The beauty and complexity of the natural world.
What do you like to do when you’re not working?
Be in nature.