Mary Evelyn Tucker

Mary Evelyn Tucker

Mary Evelyn Tucker is a Senior Lecturer and Research Scholar at Yale University where she has appointments in the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies as well as the Divinity School and the Department of Religious Studies. She teaches in the joint MA program in religion and ecology and directs the Forum on Religion and Ecology at… Continue Reading

Bill McKibben (Lay Methodist)

Bill McKibben (Lay Methodist)

Bill McKibben’s Keynote Address at the Our Children Climate Faith Symposium Bill is the author of a dozen books about the environment, beginning with The End of Nature in 1989, which is regarded as the first book for a general audience on climate change, and including The Comforting Whirlwind: God, Job, and the Scale of Creation,… Continue Reading

Shyla Nelson (Lay)

Shyla Nelson (Lay)

 Shyla Nelson’s Keynote Address   Shyla Nelson is an internationally-renowned classical singer, public speaker, voice trainer, author, and environmental advocate. As an artist, she has been acclaimed as a soprano of “consummate artistry and vocal grace” whose concert and operatic appearances have delighted audiences throughout the U.S. and abroad. In addition, she has collaborated with… Continue Reading

Leah Booher

Leah Booher

Leah Booher is a 14 year old freshman at Florida Atlantic University High School, and a graduate of the Religious Education Program at The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Boca Raton (UUFBR). She is concerned about the current and future effects of global climate change. Last year she helped the Religious Education classes at UUFBR create… Continue Reading

Margaret Gish

Margaret Gish

See below for video of Margaret Gish’s talks at the 1st OCCF Symposium Margaret Gish has been an environmental activist since 2010. She was a part of the first group of youth to be trained by Al Gore’s organization, the Climate Reality project to give presentations about climate change.  Since 2010 she has organized an IMatter… Continue Reading

Will Allen (Lay)

Will Allen (Lay)

Will Allen is a self-identified “food freak”, author, and a lifelong farmer. It is these primary passions – growing, cooking and eating food – that have led him to a lifetime of activism. Will grew up on a small farm in southern California and served in the Marine Corps between the Korean Vietnam wars. He received a… Continue Reading

Tarek Badreldin (Muslim)

Tarek Badreldin (Muslim)

Tarek is from Cairo, Egypt. He have been living in the US since 2006, in Essex Junction, VT, is married and has 2 children. He is a member of Islamic Society of Vermont, and has been attending multi faith discussion sessions, the latest of which are the Q&A sessions in Burlington Free Library. One such session was… Continue Reading

Dr. Cynthia Caron (Roman Catholic)

Dr. Cynthia Caron (Roman Catholic)

See Dr. Cynthia Caron’s videos from the 1st OCCF Symposium below. Dr. Cynthia Caron is Assistant Professor of International Development and Social Change at Clark University. A political and environmental sociologist, she holds a Ph.D. in Development Sociology from Cornell University, a Master’s Degree in Forest Science from Yale University, and a B.A. in International Development… Continue Reading

Rabbi Michael M. Cohen (Jewish)

Rabbi Michael M. Cohen (Jewish)

Rabbi Michael M. Cohen received ordination from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in 1990.  He was the Rabbi of the Israel Congregation in Manchester Center, Vermont from 1990-2000 and now serves as the Rabbi Emeritus. He has also served as the President of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association. While on sabbatical from the Israel Congregation in 1996,… Continue Reading

David Grant (Lay)

David Grant (Lay)

David Grant served as President and CEO of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation in Morristown, New Jersey from 1998 to 2010, where he led the Foundation’s work in education, arts, environment, poetry, and capacity building of non-profit organizations.  Now based in Vermont, he consults with schools, foundations, and organizations around the world to help them… Continue Reading

Mark Kutolowski (Lay Christian)

Mark Kutolowski (Lay Christian)

Mark Kutolowski is a spiritual teacher and retreat leader whose work and ministry includes reconnecting with wild nature as a path to spiritual growth. In addition to running New Creation Wilderness Programs, which he founded in 2007, Mark teaches wilderness living skills at Dartmouth College, and works as a naturalist and wilderness guide throughout Northern… Continue Reading

Sundar Layalu (Lay Buddhist)

Sundar Layalu (Lay Buddhist)

Sundar Layalu (Nepal) has a Master’s in Environmental Science from the Khwopa College of Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal. Currently, Sundar is pursuing his Masters degree in Environmental Science and policy at Clark University as an IDCE Fellow. He has successfully completed the Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics summer program 2011 at Yale University. A certified Carbon… Continue Reading

Pastor Nancy Wright (Lutheran)

Pastor Nancy Wright (Lutheran)

Pastor Nancy Wright (Lutheran) grew up in Colorado, the oldest of four children; her father a geologist and her mother a librarian. Attending the congregational church, Pastor Nancy was youth leader. She and her family enjoyed camping trips in the Colorado Rockies. She attended two years at Carleton College and graduated from Barnard College in… Continue Reading