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September 2020

March for Climate Justice Through Racial Justice

September 20, 2020 at 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

On Sept. 20th, we are marching because we know that addressing the climate crisis effectively rests in our commitment to racial justice. This isn’t the first march calling for climate justice and racial justice, and it won’t be the last. The march will kick off and set a tone for Climate Week by prioritizing Black, Brown, and Indigenous peoples, making clear the intersection between climate justice and racial justice. More info about the march can be found here: https://bit.ly/pcmny-920. We…

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Good Trouble for a Healthy Planet – 2020 Faith-Based Organization Consultation on Climate Emergency

September 24, 2020 at 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Online Event

Join this 2nd interfaith-based consultation to address the climate emergency, confronting the impact of human activity on the planet with insight and hope. More than 45 global interfaith organizations gathered a year ago for our first interfaith-based consultation to address the climate emergency. In 2020, a coalition of planning partners is pleased to invite you to our second interfaith consultation entitled "Good Trouble for a Healthy Planet." This 2020 virtual consultation will address the impact of human activity on the…

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Knowledge and Nourishment with Liz Theoharis and Serene Jones

September 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Online Event

Please join President Serene Jones on Thursday, September 24th at noon for the next edition of our Knowledge & Nourishment webinar series. President Jones will be in conversation with The Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis to discuss the journey of the Poverty Initiative to the Kairos Center. Theoharis is an American theologian who is the co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for a Moral Revival, and the Director of the Kairos Center for Religions, Rights, and Social Justice at Union Theological Seminary. She is an ordained…

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October 2020

Faith for Nature: Multi-Faith Action

October 5, 2020 at 8:00 am to October 8, 2020 at 5:00 pm

Center for Earth Ethics Director, Karenna Gore will participate in the 2020 FAITH FOR NATURE: MULTI-FAITH ACTION Inspired to take collective action to protect our shared planet   Faith for Nature: Multi-Faith Action is a global event designed to lay the foundation for inter-faith collaboration for sustainable and regenerative development to achieve the SDGs. The concept and objectives of this conference will be in support of the fifth United Nations Environment Assembly to be held in February 2021 in Nairobi with…

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The Climate Crisis and New York Faith Communities – The 38th Marshall Meyer Retreat for Social Justice

October 8, 2020 at 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
Online Event

October 8, 2020: 9:00AM to 3:30PM Online - Zoom Register The climate crisis poses an existential threat to New York City, and indeed to our entire world. Global warming, sea-level rise, devastating storms, and the many other effects of carbon pollution are an imminent threat to public health, food and water security, and the sustainable development of human societies. This conference will catalyze much-needed action, by exploring the role of faith-based organizations in confronting the climate crisis. Speakers will include:…

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Faith Rally: Election Day Home Stretch — A Digital Event

October 14, 2020 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

October 22, 2020 to October 27, 2020
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


November 4, 2020 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

November 11, 2020 at 3:00 pm to November 12, 2020 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

November 11, 2020 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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