John Grim

Yale University
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John Grim comes from the Missouri drift plains of North Dakota where he grew up leaning against the winds until they blew him east to study with Thomas Berry in the history of religions at Fordham University. His area of scholarly exploration is indigenous traditions and towards that understanding he undertakes field studies in the summer with Crow people in Montana, and in the winter with Salish peoples in Washington state. Currently he is Coordinator of the Forum on Religion and Ecology with Mary Evelyn Tucker and series editors of "World Religions and Ecology," from Harvard Divinity School's Center for the Study of World Religions. In that series he edited Indigenous Traditions and Ecology: the Interbeing of Cosmology and Community (Harvard, 2001). He has been a professor of religion at Bucknell University, and Sarah Lawrence College where he taught courses in Native American and Indigenous religions, World Religions, and Religion and Ecology. His published works include: The Shaman: Patterns of Religious Healing Among the Ojibway Indians (University of Oklahoma Press, 1983) and edited volumes with Mary Evelyn Tucker entitled, Worldviews and Ecology (Orbis, 1994, 5th printing 2000), and a Daedalus volume (2001) entitled, "Religion and Ecology: Can the Climate Change?" John is also President of the American Teilhard Association. In 2006 he will be in a Research Fellow in residence at the Institution for Social and Policy Studies at Yale University.