Classes

Classes with ecological/theological/ethical themes:

  • Awakening the Heart: Spiritual Practices for Healing and Wholeness
  • Body and Land
  • Christianity and Social Power
  • Climate Ethics
  • Doctrine of Creation
  • Ecolocial Ethics and Environmental Justice
  • Indigenous Traditions and Environment
  • Indigenous Religions and Ecology
  • Journey of the Universe
  • Loving Creation: Spirituality, Nature, and Ecological Conversion
  • Native Americans and Christianity
  • Prophetic Preaching 
  • Religion in the American West
  • Sacramental Theology 
  • Scripture and Social Ethics 
  • Theology, Ethics, and Environment 
  • Theology and Ecology
  • Thomas Berry: Life and Thought
  • Vexations: Religion and Politics in the Black Community

Online Courses in Religion and Ecology

Across the world, the ecological and policy implications of climate change become more obvious with each passing year. But Professors Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim of Yale Divinity School and the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (F&ES) suggest that for the global community to adequately respond to the crisis it has to recognize another key element: Climate change is also a moral and social justice issue.

As communities worldwide face the consequences of rising seas, drought, and food shortages, religious leaders are adding their voices to the climate discussion. Indeed, these leaders are increasingly speaking on a range of environmental issues, from biodiversity loss to deforestation to toxic pollution.
 
The study of how religious traditions interact with the natural world — and how these communities can play a greater role in environmental stewardship — is a field that Tucker and Grim have helped develop for more than two decades in the classroom and through the Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale.