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December 2018

Ecological Ministries Webinar – Building a “Green Team”

Dec 11 at 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Want to start a “green team” in your place of worship but aren't sure where to begin? The Climate Speakers Network and the Center for Earth Ethics are teaming up with Kate McGregor Mosley, executive director of Georgia Interfaith Power and Light, to help you get started. We will host a webinar on Tuesday, December 11, from 1-2 PM EDT that will focus on how to create a green team or ecological ministry in your place of worship, as well…

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Do Rivers Have Rights?

Dec 16 at 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
THE RUBIN MUSEUM OF ART, 150 West 17th St.
New York City, NY 10011
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Center for Earth Ethics - River

If a river had the same legal rights as a person, would we do a better job of protecting its ecosystem? And how might this legalistic approach intersect with traditional customs and rituals for sacred places? Hindus believe life is incomplete without bathing in the Ganges at least once. While the river’s spiritual purity has remained unchallenged for millennia, its water is now physically impure with the pollution of human and industrial waste. A court in Uttarakhand ruled that the…

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Rites and Rituals – Mona Polacca and Marina Abramović at The Rubin Museum

Dec 19 at 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
THE RUBIN MUSEUM OF ART, 150 West 17th St.
New York City, NY 10011
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Our world is shaped by ritual. Hopi/Havasupai/Tewa Grandmother Mona Polacca meets with the “grandmother of performance art” Marina Abramović to talk about the essential role that ritual, repetition, and durational experiences play in reminding of us of our relationships to all things. About the Speakers Mona Polacca, a Hopi/Havasupai/Tewa elder, has a Master of Social Work degree and has recently been chosen as a member of the World Council of Religious and Spiritual Leaders in recognition of her international justice work. She has worked…

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