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RIGHTS OF NATURE Class with CEE
Feb 28 at 1:00 pm to Feb 29 at 5:00 pm
Date: Friday, Feb 28, 1-6 pm; Saturday, Feb 29, 9-5 pm
Instructor: Karenna Gore, Mindahi Bastida, CEE Team & guests
*This course is open to Union Theological Seminary students, faculty & staff as well as members of the local community interested in learning more about the Rights of Nature movement.
We are living in a time of both unprecedented ecological destruction and increasing consciousness of the interconnectedness of all life on Earth. Many efforts to protect air, land, water, biodiversity and whole ecosystems are blocked by the legal reality that nature is treated as property. This is compounded by the fact that corporations have unprecedented power, including the designation of legal “personhood.” This class will examine the Rights of Nature, with special attention to Indigenous wisdom and leadership, religious belief systems, church history, and the practical realities of the legal system. We will hear from guest speakers and examine case studies in New Zealand, Ecuador, India and the United States.
Free for Union Theological Seminary Students, Register Here :
All Others, Course Fee: $50, Registration: https://myunion.utsnyc.edu/rights-of-natureAbout the Instructors
Karenna Gore is the director of the Center for Earth Ethics at Union Theological Seminary.
Mindahi Bastida is the director of the Original Caretakers program at the Center for Earth Ethics at Union Theological Seminary.