Honors Received, Conferences Produced, Media Interviews


Honors Received

Invited participant in the Earth Charter + 5 conference, Amsterdam , The Netherlands, Nov 6-9, 2005

Member of the Earth Charter Delegation to Urbino, Italy, to commemorate the city's passage of the Earth Charter , and to participate in the “ Earth Charter in Action” planning sessions, June 14-20, 2002

“Distinguished Scholar Award,” Carroll College , Helena , MT , 2002

Invited Scholar for the “ Earth Charter Ethics Seminar,” Pocantico Conference Center of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Tarrytown , NY , Apr 5-7, 2002

Evaluator of the “Humans and Nature Program,” The Hastings Center , New York ,

April 22, 2002

“Sacred Gift for a Living Planet” Award from the Alliance of Religions and Conservation (ARC) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), presented by HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, in Bhaktapur, Nepal, November 15, 2000 to the Columbia River Pastoral Letter Project for its developing faith-based environmental statement

John M. Templeton Foundation “Oxford Seminars in Science and Christianity” participant, Oxford University , England , Summers, 1999-2001

Development Grant, Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences, Berkeley , CA , 1999

Lilly Teaching Fellow in Religion, 1997-8

“Outstanding Teacher” Award, Carroll College Faculty, Helena , MT , 1995

John M. Templeton Foundation “Science-Religion Course Program Award,” 1995

Certificate of Appreciation, Montana Committee for the Humanities, 1992

Delegate to the United Nations International Human Rights Commission, Geneva , Switzerland , on behalf of the International Indian Treaty Council, a Non-Governmental Organization (NG0): Feb 28 - Mar 12, 1990; Mar 1-13, 1987

Writer of the draft of Pope John Paul II's homily delivered at the Papal Mass, Living History Farms, Des Moines , IA , Oct 5, 1979

Tutor in Latin American Liberation Theology with Gustavo Gutiérrez, Union Theological Seminary, NY, Fall, 1976

Tutor in Christian Ethics, Union Theological Seminary, NY, 1974-6

Underwood Fellowship, Danforth Foundation, 1973-4

Listed in Who's Who in the World 2007 , and in other biographical publications: successive editions since 1992


Conferences Produced

Boston University

“Religion and Ecology Forum in Celebration of Earth Day,” April 22, 2009. Member of the Planning Committee.


Carroll College , Helena , Montana

“A Green Millennium? Reweaving the Web of Life – Religious, Ethical and Scientific Perspectives on the Environment” (co-produced with the Montana Association of Churches), Mar 31-Apr 1, 2000

“Sustaining Creation: Ecological Responsibility in a Technological Age,”

Apr 11-12, 1997

“Lectures on Science and Religion,” sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation and the American Scientific Affiliation, Mar 25, Apr 15, Apr 29, 1997

“In Pursuit of Peace: An Evening with Daniel Berrigan,” Mar 30, 1996

“Beyond Columbus II: Traditions and Transitions in the Americas ,” Apr 3-4,


“Business, Labor and Religion: Cooperation and Conflict,” Apr 4-7, 1991

“Jefferson Meetings on the Bill of Rights,” Helena Coordinator, Mar 23-4, 1990

“Peace in the 21st Century: Visions and Prospects” (co-producer with Dr. Robert Swartout), Mar 30-Apr 1, 1989

“Prophecy and Politics: Religious Perspectives and State Practices” (co-producer with Dr. Barry Ferst and Dr. William Smith), Apr 7-9, 1988

“Religion in the 21st Century: Visions and Prospects,” Apr 8-11, 1987

“Raising Lazarus: On the Frontiers of Life-Extending Technology” (co-producer with Dr. Barry Ferst), Apr 3-5, 1986


Northland College , Ashland , Wisconsin

“Culture, Cultivation and Conservation: Caring for the Environment in a Technological Age,” Nov 4-5, 1992


College of Great Falls , Montana

“Economics, Religion and the Land: Values and Realities,” Apr 19, 1986

“Earth and Sacred Earth: Myth and History,” Nov 30-Dec 1, 1984

“'War Is Peace' in 1984 : Political Prophecy, Geopolitics and Human Values,”

Feb 25, 1984


Mount Marty College, Yankton, South Dakota

“Land, Culture and Agriculture,” Dec 9, 1982

“Business Symposium,” May 14, 1982

“Family Farm Forum,” Apr 14, 1982

“Rural Symposium,” Dec 10, 1981


Media Interviews

Print Media

“Religion takes on global warming,” in NUVO , online newspaper, Indianapolis , IN

Nov 16, 2007

“Sacramental Commons,” Helena Independent Record , Dec, 2006

“Care for creation an ‘essential part' of faith,” Our Sunday Visitor , Sept 22, 2002: 5

“Environmental ‘revolutionary' at Carroll,” Helena Independent Record , Jul 12, 2002: 1A, 10A

“God and Nature: Saving Souls and Salmon,” New York Times , Oct 22, 2000

“Holy Water” (on the Columbia River Watershed bishops' environmental letter), High Country News , Sept 11, 2000, p. 1

“Indians true guardians of the earth,” Helena Independent Record ,” Mar 29, 1987: 5A

“Catholic Church Backing Debates on Land Reform,” New York Times , Jul 22, 1979


Radio: Interviews and Presentations

“Environmental Studies,” KYPR, Yellowstone Public Radio (MT and WY), Sept 8, 2003

“Religion, Environment and Area Issues,” live two-hour panel discussion with audience and listener responses, KCPW public radio, Salt Lake City , UT , Nov 29, 2001

“Environmental Ethics and Religion,” live one-hour interview with listener responses, “Talk of the City” program, KCPW public radio, Salt Lake City , UT , Nov 27, 2001

“Church Perspectives on the Environment,” interview, KROL-FM Radio, Helena , MT ,

Feb 2001

“Religion and Environment: The Columbia River Watershed,” interview, KROL-FM Radio, Helena , MT , February 1, 2000

“Ecology and Theology,” interview, Montana Public Radio, Helena , MT , Jul 4, 1999

“Ethics and Technology,” interview, KROL - FM Radio, Helena , MT , Mar 17, 1998

“Ethics and Technology,” interview, WHYN - AM radio, West Springfield , MA ,

Sept 7, 1996

“Arms and Economics in the Age of Hiroshima: Which God Do We Serve?” lecture, KGPR Public Radio, Great Falls , MT , Aug 14, 1993

“Religion and Land Stewardship,” interview, WPNE Public Radio, Green Bay , WI , Dec 2, 1992



“Pope John Paul II's Legacy and Successor,” Chet Curtis Report, New England Cable Network (NECN), Feb 11, 2005

“Religious Faith and Environmental Issues,” satellite transmission interview, “Moral Divide” segment of the “Newsworld International” program, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Calgary, B.C., Feb 25, 2001