As a professor of religion, John Grim teaches courses in Native American and Indigenous religions, religion and ecology, ritual and mysticism in the world’s religions. His published works include: The Shaman: patterns of Religious Healing Among the Ojibway Indians (University of Oklahoma Press, 1983) and, with Mary Evelyn Tucker, a co-edited volume entitled Worldviews and Ecology (Orbis, 1994, 5th printing 2000). In the ten volume series on “World Religions and Ecology,” John has edited Indigenous Traditions and Ecology (Harvard, 2001). He also co-edited the Daedalus volume entitled Religion and Ecology: Can the Climate Change? (2001). He is a Senior Lecturer and Senior Scholar at Yale University where he has appointments in the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies as well as the Divinity School and the Department of Religious Studies.
John and Mary Evelyn, Co-Directors of the Forum on Religion and Ecology, together organized a series of ten conferences on World Religions and Ecology at the Center for the Study of World Religions at Harvard Divinity School. They have edited the ten volume series from the conferences distributed by Harvard University Press.