The Holidays have arrived! Some of us will be sharing stories and singing songs, others will contemplate in stillness the vastness of silence. However you choose to honor the season at home with family, in faith, and in community, we celebrate the light. We at the CEE share this sacred moment with all of you.
The Center for Earth Ethics has enjoyed a busy fall into winter with our friends and partners. Now is the time we begin to digest and integrate all we have learned throughout this season’s events. And as new insights reveal themselves we take great pleasure introducing these advances in our upcoming projects.
Please join us in the classroom Feb 2-3, 2018 as we take the conversation Beyond GDP and save the dates: May 31th – June 2nd for our Annual Ministers Training where we will continue to collaborate on faith, climate and curriculum.
All the best to you and yours,
Your Friends at the Center for Earth Ethics
Center for Earth Ethics hits Milestone, co-convenes academic conference with The Institute for Studies of Eastern Christianity (ISEC – formerly the Sophia Institute of Eastern Orthodox and Byzantine Studies)
Creation, Redemption and Environmental Ethics from the Eastern Christian Perspective
met at Union Theological Seminary on
December 8th, 2017.
Papers presented explored the Eastern Christian approach to the ‘original goodness of this world of ours, the redemptive quality of our effort to maintain its well-being, and the ethos of environmentally-sustainable action’.
ORIGINAL CARETAKERS INITIATIVE
Here in NY, CEE continues to support local Indigenous lead Community Activism to ‘Keep It in the Ground’. The latest fight comes as CPV begins construction in a protected wetlands area with a Bald Eagle’s nesting ground.
Local organizers are planning a Solstice Gathering of both Native wisdom leaders and their allies to defend the rights of the birds to nest peacefully.
ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE & CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
If you’ve been following the work of Program Area Director, Catherine Coleman Flowers, you know that The Guardian broke the story of Hookworm, in the US South following the release of a study conducted by Baylor University inspired by Catherine’s work.
Now, for the first time, a UN Poverty Investigator visited Lowndes County, AL to assess the situation on the ground.
“Alabama has the Worst Poverty in the Developed World, U.N. Official Says”, NEWSWEEK, 12/10/17
“UN poverty official touring Alabama’s Black Belt: ‘I haven’t seen this’ in the First World”, www.AL.com, 12/8/17
COLLABORATIONS ACROSS BORDERS
CEE bridged the work of all Program Areas to co-create this special event with the Human Impacts Institute.
CEE Staff, Fellows and Advisers participated in a panel:
What are Really the Roots of Climate Change?
Lyla June Johnston, CEE Original Caretakers Fellow
Karenna Gore, CEE Director
Jacqueline Patterson, Director of the NAACP Environmental & Climate Justice Program.
The panel was facilitated by Tara DePorte, Founder of the Human Impacts Institute.
Take Class with Us in 2018!
Beyond GDP: Lessons from Indigenous Cultures and Faith Traditions, SU 190 – KA1
Presented by The Center for Earth Ethics & Karenna Gore
Friday, February 2, 1:00 – 6:00 pm
Saturday, February 3, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm