Much of Dr. Tucker's work has focused around the life and work of Thomas Berry. Berry was raised in a Roman Catholic family, and entered the Passionist Order as an adult. Trained as scholar in Western history and world religions, he devoted much of his time to examining Asian religions, becoming especially well versed in Confucianism.
In a collection of writings by Berry that Dr. Tucker and her husband Dr. John Grim edited, Dr. Tucker writes of Berry: "His commitment to Christianity is clear, yet his wide reading on ecological issues led him to ponder why Christians weren't responding [to the ecological crisis]." (Thomas Berry: Selected Writings on the Earth Community, 103)
Berry's question is a good one-=-not just for Christians to ponder, but Jews as well. Why are we not responding more fully to the environmental crises at hand? The Shared Scholar Lecture is open to the public, and will be held at Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, 2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, Sunday, January 26 at 4:00 PM. Join us as we explore together how we as people of faith might better, more fully, respond to the needs of our environment!