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Can the World’s Religions Help Save Us from Ecological Peril?

Executive Director Karenna Gore is profiled in “Can the World’s Religions Help Save Us from Ecological Peril?,” the feature story in the Winter 2022-23 issue of Columbia Magazine.  In the article, Paul Hond describes the work of Gore and other scholars and advocates who believe that a spiritual connection to nature is essential for environmental recovery. “The air in our lungs, the water we drink, the soil, the sunshine that nourishes the life forms that comprise the food that we eat,” Gore is quoted in the article. “We all depend on the health of the biosphere.” READ MORE

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CEE and URI Launch Ecosystems Restoration Conversation Guide at COP15

Earlier this year, the Center for Earth Ethics hosted a set of virtual consultations that explored ecosystem restoration through the lens of values, culture, and spirituality. Focusing on critical ecosystems in the United States, India, Kenya, the Philippines and Jordan, these consultations brought to the forefront Indigenous voices, community organizations and leaders, and faith communities as they respond to ecological degradation that could lead to a million plant and animal species going extinct within decades? “We wanted to see the difference between those [biodiversity projects] that worked and those that didn’t,” said CEE Director of Sustainability and Global Affairs Andrew

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40 Groups Call for Fair and Open Review of the Mountain Valley Pipeline

Today, the Center for Earth Ethics joined 40 organizations representing millions of Americans to call on officials in the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management to respect the public’s proper role in decisions about the Mountain Valley Pipeline. The groups are asking the USFS and BLM not to rush the environmental review process. In a letter to the US Department of Agriculture, the USFS and the BLM, the groups are asking for a public comment period to help guide the agencies’ deliberations before the officials release a new draft environmental review, They warn that a rushed process could lead to poorly supported decisions, like

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Faith + Food Coalition Publishes Report on Women in MENA Region

During the recently concluded United Nations Climate Conference, or COP27, the Faith + Food Coalition formally issued a new report, “Building MENA Climate Resilience: Engaging Women of Faith in Food Systems Transformation.” This report summarizes a May 2022 dialogue among local women leaders in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region that was organized by the Faith + Food Coalition, the Alliance of NGOs and CSOs for South-South Cooperation (ANSSC) and Global One 2015. The May dialogue focused on women of faith confronting the challenges of food security and climate change in the region. The women who participated are

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