The Role of Morals and Spirituality in Facing Environmental Threats



Solving the many environmental challenges we face will require insights from the worlds of science and technology, economics and the law. But those alone won’t be sufficient: we also need a moral force, say Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim, senior lecturers and research scholars at Yale — and co-founders and directors of the Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology. In this episode of the Yale Environmental Dialogue podcast, they are joined by Rev. Nancy Wright, a paster at Ascension Lutheran Church in South Burlington, Vermont, for a discussion on the role of religion and spirituality in addressing environmental challenges. They make the case that when moral and spiritual perspectives are brought into the conversation about social and environmental problems, innovative solutions often arise.