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December 2018

What Would Buddha Do?

December 1, 2018 at 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
THE RUBIN MUSEUM OF ART, 150 West 17th St.
New York City, NY 10011
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If we are doomed no matter what, do our decisions matter? In this program, two self-proclaimed “bad Buddhists” try to answer the question of how to lose less badly and live ethically in the no-win situation of catastrophic climate change. Wen Stephenson, author of What We’re Fighting for Now Is Each Other, wrote in a recent essay for The Baffler: ” doomists are right that it’s a no-win situation. even at this late date, some versions of ‘losing’ could look far worse than…

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Winona LaDuke and Naomi Klein – A Conversation on Land Rights – CEE’s Karenna Gore joins

December 2, 2018 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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As climate change is beginning to alter the planet before our eyes, two internationally recognized activists come together at the Rubin to discuss the economics associated with climate change, the role of First Nations in the climate movement, and the connections between violence against women and violence against the land. Naomi Klein, the award-winning journalist, author, and Rutgers Gloria Steinem Chair of Media, Culture, and Feminist Studies, joins in conversation with rural development economist and Indigenous land rights activist Winona…

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24 Hours of Reality

December 3, 2018 at 9:00 pm to December 4, 2018 at 9:00 pm

The Center for Earth Ethics is proud to be a partner in 24 Hours of Reality! It’s a fact: Fossil fuels are driving a climate crisis and threatening our health. On December 3 – 4, Climate Reality and former Vice President Al Gore will be joined by an all-star line-up of artists, thought leaders, and scientists for 24 Hours of Reality: Protect Our Planet, Protect Ourselves. Tune in and learn how we can make a healthy future a reality: https://www.24HoursofReality.org https://youtu.be/vdivXE-uTgY…

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Wisdom + Sustainable Development with Jeffrey Sachs and B.T. Bhikkhu

December 6, 2018 at 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
THE RUBIN MUSEUM OF ART, 150 West 17th St.
New York City, NY 10011
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World-renowned professor of economics and leader in sustainable development Jeffrey Sachs sits down with B.T. Bhikkhu, buddhist monk and Executive Director of The Middle Way Meditation Institute, to discuss how wisdom traditions can help us better achieve integral and sustainable development on our planet. About the Speakers Venerable Burin Thitakusalo (B.T. Bhikkhu) is the Executive Director of The Middle Way Meditation Institute, a New York-based global nonprofit organization that focuses on the promotion of inner peace education as a means to attaining world peace. Ordained as a…

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Ecological Ministries Webinar – Building a “Green Team”

December 11, 2018 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?

December 16, 2018 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

December 19, 2018 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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January 2019

Ancient Wisdom for Healing the Earth: A Group Conversation with Members of Indigenous Communities

Jan 30 at 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

How can we humans find more balance with nature toward healing the Earth? In conversation with host Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, members of indigenous communities Lorenzo Ccapa and Zenobia Cruz from Peru, Mindahi Crescencio Bastida Muñoz from Mexico, and Colin Campbell from Africa discuss ancient perspectives on this critical topic of our time, share their own unique perspectives, and offer prayers for healing the Earth. https://www.facebook.com/tenzinwangyalrinpoche/videos/2308835549388673/ Recorded January 23, 2019 Lorenzo Ccapa and his partner Zenobia Cruz invite you to get…

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February 2019

UNITY EARTH: LIFT OFF

Feb 2 at 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm

UNITY EARTH: LIFT OFF is a multigenerational, intercultural, interactive concert taking place on February 2, 2019 at the historic United Palace in New York City. This unprecedented celebration and live broadcast will bring together indigenous leaders, musicians, diplomats, artists, scientists, peacemakers, interfaith and faith-based activists, along with guests of all ages. TICKETS & INFO: www.unity.earth/lift-off/ The concert will feature a cast of globally-renowned touring artists including BELLA GAIA, a NASA-powered live concert that blends music, technology, and satellite imagery to…

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A Moral Call to Justice: We are All Union Hill

Feb 19 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Buckingham Middle School, 1184 High School Rd
Buckingham, VA 23921
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Join Water is Life. Protect It. and a coalition of organizations hosting events to protect the land & water of Virginia and surrounding areas. Tuesday, February 19th, 6-8 pm The Poor People's Campaign and Climate Reality Project will be hosting an event with Rev. William Barber II (Repairers of the Breach) and former Vice President Al Gore in Buckingham, VA. to hear from Virginia citizens as they share about the impacts of ecological injustice in their communities. Karenna Gore, Center for Earth Ethics…

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