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Spirit and Respect: Indigenous Leaders Explore the Right to Freedom of Religion or Belief

“It is not the form of what we do and how we do it, but the essence that matters…The real importance is in our relationships, our humility, our love and our connection.”  Laulani Teale offered this crucial observation during Freedom to Be: Perspectives on the 2022 UN Report on Indigenous Peoples and the Concept of Freedom of Religion or Belief, a discussion organized by Center for Earth Ethics on December 6. The virtual session, co-sponsored by Union Theological Seminary, the American Indian Law Alliance and the United Confederation of Taino People, was part of an ongoing series exploring the 2022

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The Right to a Healthy Environment

DOWNLOAD PDF SUMMARY: The momentum for recognizing the human right to a healthy environment has grown significantly over the past several decades. It has been recognized by national, local and international jurisdictions around the world, but in the U.S., only three states have integrated it into their constitutions. The right can be achieved through litigation, decarbonization policies and securing the rights of nature. Local, National and International Recognition Every individual, regardless of the differences they may have from another, is endowed to certain, basic rights such as the right to life and right to education. Today, the right to a

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Welcome to “Akin”!

Welcome to “Akin”! The Center for Earth Ethics is excited to announce the publication of our first zine, Akin, a project conceived and written by  CEE’s Aja Two Crows and Alyssa Ng. The inaugural issue explores the successes and shortcomings of the United Nations’ efforts to support biodiversity as a critical aspect of all life on Earth. (Click the flipbook below to access.) The issue includes … “A COP Glossary” — an overview of some of the essential terms to understand the current work of the UN to protect biodiversity. “COP a Seat” — a primer on the UN Conference of Party

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