Honorary Degrees

2008 Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters. Elon University, Elon, North Carolina, March 15, 2008

2003 Honorary Doctorate of Theology. The Catholic Theological Union at Chicago, Illinois

1998 Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters. The College of Mt. St. Vincent, Riverdale, New York. October 19, 1998.

1997 Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters. St. Mary’s University. Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

1997 Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters. Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California.

1994 Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters. St. Thomas University of Miami, Florida.

1994 Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters. Loyola University of New Orleans, Louisiana.

1993 Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters. California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, California

Other Honors and Awards

2007: North Carolina Governor Michael F. Easley presented Thomas with “The Old North State Award” for significant dedication and service to the state of North Carolina on November 11, 2007.

2007: Earth is Community conference held in London, UK to honor Thomas Berry, organized by the Gaia Foundation and Greenspirit, September 15, 2007

2005: Thomas Berry Student-Writing Award established by the Environmental Leadership Center, Warren Wilson College, Asheville, North Carolina. To foster dialogue and quality writing on environmental themes

2003: Frederick II Peace Prize, Pax Romana Earth Charter Project. Castel del Monte, Adria Italy. March 15, 2003

2002: The Cosmological Imagination conference held in Berkeley, California, to honor Thomas Berry organized by the Philosophy, Cosmology and Consciousness Department of the California Institute of Integral Studies. November 2 to 4, 2002

2002: Juliet Hollister Award, The Temple of Understanding, University Club, New York City. April 16, 2002

2001: Francis of Assisi Award for contribution to Earth Day Forum on Nature and Culture, presented to Thomas Berry by DePaul University’s Institute for Nature and Culture, Chicago, Illinois

2000: Named to the Council of Honored Elders of the group ‘Earth Elders’, Santa Rosa, CA

1999: The Thomas Berry Hall at the Whidbey Institute on Whidbey Island north of Seattle. Dedication July 23, 1999

1999: The Thomas Berry Lecture established by the Fine Arts Department of the University of British Columbia, 1999. Endowed by Fine-Arts Professor Emeritus Herb Gilbert, choosing the title Ecozoic Art Prize based on the term originating with Thomas Berry.

1999: David C. Korten’s book The Post-Corporate World: Life After Capitalism (Narvel-Koehler Publishers, 1999) is dedicated to Thomas Berry

1999: Inclusion in World Authors 1990 – 1995 of H.W. Wilson Co.

1998: First Annual Jerry Mische Global Service Award. Global Education Associates, on their 25th Anniversary Celebration. April 30, 1998

1998: The Thomas Berry Foundation established in Washington, DC

1998: First Annual Thomas Berry Award and Lectureship sponsored by the Center for Respect of Life and Environment (CRLE) of the Humane Society of the United States, presented to Mary Evelyn Tucker

1997: The New York Open Center Award: A Visionary Voice in the Merging of Ecology and Spirituality_. October 30, 199

1997: College of Mount St. Vincent on the Hudson first annual Thomas Berry Environmental Award made to Robert F. Kennedy Jr. for Achievement in Restoring Ecological Health to the Hudson-Valley Region of New York State

1996: Inclusion in the New Catholic Encyclopedia XIX (Supplement 1989-1996).

1995: The Lannan Foundation Literary Award for Non-Fiction for The Dream of the Earth.

1995: Made an Honorary Charter Member of The Club of Budapest, June 1995

1995: First Green Dove Award of Common Boundary, November 10, 1995

1993: The Catholic University of America Alumni Award for Achievement in Research and Scholarship. October 23, 1993

1993: The Bishop Carroll T. Dozier Medal for Peace and Justice. The Christian Brothers University of Memphis, Tennessee

1992: Named Honorary Canon of the Episcopal Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York City

1992: The James Herriott Award, The Humane Society of the United States

1992: The Prescott College Environmental Award, Prescott, Arizona

1992: Scholar-in-Residence for the Humane Society of the United States

1989: The United States Catholic Mission Association Annual Award