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October 2020

Faith Rally: Election Day Home Stretch — A Digital Event

Oct 14 at 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Online Event

Feeling bruised, battered, or fatigued by this election season? Looking for a source of uplift down the home stretch to November 3rd?  Then, this webinar is for you. This will be a time to renew our energies and our focus as we approach an election day with so many profound implications for those who care about the climate crisis and the many interconnected issues of justice that we face today. Our three featured speakers will include: -Rev. Gerald Durley, a…

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The Dalai Lama Global Vision Summit

Oct 22 to Oct 27
Online Event

The year 2020 has brought sharp focus to our collective struggles: a global pandemic, environmental destruction, threats to democracy, reckonings with racial inequality. How is it possible to blossom, lotus-like, from the mud of suffering? The Dalai Lama offers us an incredible example of how to live with compassion, courage, and ethical conviction in the face of tremendous adversity. The Global Vision Summit will meet October 22 - 27.  CEE Director, Karenna Gore is honored to participate on Day 6,…

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November 2020

KNOWLEDGE AND NOURISHMENT: REFLECTING ON THE ELECTION

Nov 4 at 11:00 am to 11:50 am

You are invited to attend a special edition of the Knowledge & Nourishment webinar series with President Serene Jones on November 4, 11:00 am-11:50 am EST. This episode has been arranged to hold space for the community to process the election results, and to share directly from the administration where they see Union’s place in the world following the election. President Jones will be joined by Executive Vice President Fred Davie, Dean Pamela Cooper-White, and EDS at Union Dean Kelly Brown Douglas.…

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Finance in Common Summit

Nov 11 at 3:00 pm to Nov 12 at 6:30 pm
Online Event

The Center for Earth Ethics will participate in the Finance in Common Summit, November 11-12, 2020 hosted by the Paris Peace Forum.   Building Resilience for People and Planet   The Finance in Common Summit will stress the crucial role of Public Development Banks (PDBs) in reconciling short-term countercyclical responses with sustainable recovery measures that will have a long-term impact on the planet and societies. By reconciling the entire finance community in support of common action for climate and the UN…

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Union Theological Seminary Announces Inaugural James H. Cone Lecture

Nov 11 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Union is pleased to announce the Inaugural James H. Cone Lecture. This annual lecture, in honor of Dr. Cone, the father of Black Liberation Theology, will continue forth his legacy of prophetic Black theological and religious thought that pricks the conscience of America. Join us online Wednesday, November 11 at 6:00 p.m. EST, as Dr. Anthony B. Pinn of Rice University will deliver a lecture titled "The View from Bearden: James Cone, Black Suffering, and Theologizing Poetic Imagination". Following the lecture there will be Q&A…

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Zero Summit

Nov 12 to Nov 14
Online Event

ZERO SUMMIT 2020, together with WELCOME TOMORROW 2020, promises content and solutions on how to invest in a transformative and global movement. Center for Earth Ethics Director, Karenna Gore will join a roster of speakers and panelists from business services, technology, agriculture and sustainability sectors to discuss how we can best move forward together towards a zero carbon future.     This three day event will feature panels, interviews and a livestream from Ibirapuera Park in São Paulo, Brazil. Learn…

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Environmental Activists Erin Brockovich and Catherine Coleman Flowers in Conversation

Nov 14 at 4:00 pm to 4:45 pm
Online Event

Saturday, November 14, 2020 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm RSVP Erin Brockovich (Superman's Not Coming: Our National Water Crisis and What We the People Can Do About It) and 2020 MacArthur Fellow Catherine Coleman Flowers (Waste: One Woman’s Fight Against America’s Dirty Secret) illuminate—in a conversation about sustainability and environmental justice—the failures and dangers of our water and water-management systems and policies, from California to Appalachia. Moderator: Mose Buchele, KUT environmental reporter Format: This is a free, live, virtual event. Q&A: Please direct…

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CLIMATE BILL PACKAGE: Organizing to Pass Major Climate Law in 2021

Nov 18 at 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Online Event

Join the network organizing A Climate Bill Package and seeking co-sponsors in all 435 House Districts. Goal: Pass Major Climate Legislation in 2021. JOIN AAD & POLICY SECTOR TEAMS: Adopt-A-District.  Join Policy Sector Team. Meetings WEDNESDAY (every 2 weeks). Next General Meeting  Wed. 11/18.  Noon-1:30 ET. Focus:  Adopt-A-District. Adopt-A-District Today.  Already 66 Adopted in 20 States Register A “Climate Bill Package” Creates Unified Front for Climate Movement, Preparing Now for Nationally Coordinated Effort in 2021 For Climate Week 2020, a nationwide network has…

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Prophets and Power: Compelling Congress to Act

Nov 18 at 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Online Event

The need for action does not stop with Election Day. Whether our nation rises to the occasion in the face of the climate crisis and environmental injustice depends significantly on how much organized pressure is brought to bear on members of congress. In congressional districts across the country, faith-rooted advocates have enormous potential to be the moral and spiritual force needed in this moment. In this webinar, we will hear from panelists on how faith advocates can successfully advocate for…

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Ecological Thinking for Civilizational Change: Beyond the Anthropocene and into a New Future

Nov 19
Online Event

Society needs to change at a level far deeper than most people realize. Solar panels, electric cars, and carbon taxes get nowhere close to addressing the underlying causes of our complex social-environmental challenges. The interconnection of our world’s biggest problems requires a paradigm shift—a transformation of our social and economic organization that is guided by a change in values and worldviews. Taking a stand against extractivist and exploitative modes of being is important, but equally important is the articulation of…

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