CEE in the News

Faith for Earth Aims to Shape Global Environmental Policy February 18, 2022

Faith for Earth Dialogue Online Monday, February 21 – Friday, March 4 ——— The next few weeks could prove decisive for global environmental policymaking. The fifth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly will be held online and in Nairobi, Kenya, from February 28 through March 2. Hosted by the UN Environment Programme,… Read more

Virtual Event | Ecocide: A Discussion of Law and Ethics, January 20, 2022 December 21, 2021

Ecocide: A Discussion of Law and Ethics Thursday, January 20, 2022 VIRTUAL EVENT 9 a.m. Los Angeles | 12 p.m. New York & Quito | 6 p.m. The Hague REGISTER TODAY Mass environmental devastation affects us all, even if the damage is inflicted within national borders. Yet as it stands… Read more

The Spirit of Mother Jones Festival November 22, 2021

The Spirit of Mother Jones Festival will take place online on Cork Community Television from Thursday 25th November 2021 until Sunday 28th November 2021. There will be live events, including Q&A’s with the interviewees as well as some live music at the Maldron Hotel in Shandon, Cork, Ireland during the… Read more

CEE Fall Update October 26, 2021

View in your browser Join us TONIGHT! October 26th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm ET, for a screening of The Ants and The Grasshopper. This new film, directed by Raj Patel, follows Anita Chitaya as she battles hunger, sexism and climate change in her home in Malawi, through the heartland of… Read more

Gore to Deliver Opening Address at International Scholars Climate Conference on October 29 October 25, 2021

“Uniting the World to Tackle Climate Change: Perspectives from Religion and Politics” Friday, October 29, 2021 – Online 7:15 a.m. New York | 12:15 p.m. Scotland | 1:15 p.m. Paris On Friday, October 29, at 12:15 p.m. British Summer Time (7:15 a.m. in New York), Karenna Gore, executive director of… Read more

Aliou Niang to Discuss Postcolonial Biblical Criticism on November 5 October 21, 2021

Postcolonial Poetics: Aliou Niang on the Human-Nature Relationship Friday, November 5, 2021 – Online 9 a.m. Los Angeles | 12 p.m. New York | 4 p.m. Dakar | 5 p.m. Paris REGISTER TODAY How can we understand the Bible and other faith teachings in the context of today’s ecological crisis?… Read more

Interfaith Reflection Read at UN Food Systems Summit September 23, 2021

Interfaith Reflection United Nations Food Systems Summit Thursday, September 23, 2021 New York Our story of food is one of sacred joy. Values of interdependence, sharing, dignity and empathy are enshrined in all traditions’ understanding of food as a universal human right.  Food serves as a sacred reminder of the… Read more

Sustainable, Equitable, Resilient: An Ethical Approach to Global Food Systems September 21, 2021

More than 800 million people worldwide could go hungry by 2030. At the same time, agriculture accounts for a quarter of greenhouse gas emissions and agricultural practices damage global biodiversity. We cannot solve climate and biodiversity crises without solving the crisis in global food systems. The United Nations Food Systems… Read more

Faith + Food Coalition Interfaith Statement for the United Nations Food Systems Summit September 17, 2021

Editor’s Note: The Faith + Food Coalition, of which the Center for Earth Ethics is a member, issued the following Interfaith Statement in advance of the United Nations Food Systems Summit, which will be held on September 23 during the General Assembly in New York.  Click here if you would… Read more

Faith + Food Coalition to Issue Interfaith Statement before UN Food Summit September 16, 2021

“Food is both a building block of life and a basic human right.” This fundamental truth underpins the “Interfaith Statement” for the United Nations Food Systems Summit, which will be presented at a virtual launch on Friday, September 17, at 11 a.m. EDT. REGISTER NOW The Statement is the culmination… Read more

“Planting Seeds for Change”: Faith + Food Global Online Forum on July 27 July 22, 2021

What are the impacts of our global food systems on people and the planet? What can we learn from Indigenous communities and traditional food practices? How can a respect for faith and values make food systems more healthy, sustainable, and equitable? To help answer these questions, the Faith + Food… Read more

Gore Speaks about Faith Communities, Values, and Development at G20 Interfaith Forum July 20, 2021

On Wednesday, July 14, Karenna Gore, executive director of the Center for Earth Ethics, was a panelist at a webinar, “Interfaith Initiatives to Achieve the Agenda 2030 Environmental Goals,” sponsored by the G20 Interfaith Forum. The other panelists were Arthur Dahl, president of the International Environment Forum, and Astrid Shomaker,… Read more

UN Environment Programme Grants Accreditation to CEE and Union July 9, 2021

The United Nations Environment Programme has accredited Union Theological Seminary through the Center for Earth Ethics. Accreditation grants Union observer status and other privileges at the United Nations Environment Assembly and its subsidiaries. The Center for Earth Ethics initiated the accreditation process and is Union’s official connection with this UN… Read more

Union Theological Seminary Climate Emergency Community Assembly April 6, 2021

When: April 22nd and 23rd, 2021 2:00 – 4:30 pm As you may have heard, Union has recently declared a climate emergency, being the first seminary in the world to do so. The declaration commits Union to adopting a climate mobilization plan with the goal of eliminating our school’s carbon… Read more

White House Announces Environmental Justice Advisory Council Members including Catherine Coleman Flowers March 31, 2021

MARCH 29, 2021 • STATEMENTS AND RELEASES Today, the White House announced the members of the White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council. The advisory council will provide advice and recommendations to the Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) and the White House Environmental Justice Interagency Council on how to address… Read more

Water, Sanitation and Inequality in the US – Catherine Coleman Flowers project with The Guardian March 12, 2021

Help us Investigate Sanitation Inequality in the US March 9, 2021 Categories: Public Programs & Events We know that access to sanitation – just like access to clean air and water – is so often divided along race and class lines. But while there’s never been more awareness that environmental racism… Read more