Climate Justice Trainings

June 2023 Climate Training Engaged New York City Faith Communities

On Friday, June 9, 2023, CEE offered Resilience and Resolve: A Climate Justice Training for New York City Faith Communities at Union Theological Seminary. 

Previous Trainings

Faith-Based Perspectives on Climate Change

CEE was a co-sponsor at the 38th Rabbi Marshall T. Meyer Retreat for Social Justice in 2020, which focused on the climate crisis and New York City faith communities.

On Food & Faith

The 2019 training explored  climate change’s impact on farming and food security, empowering participants to take action in a ways that align with their deepest values.

On Water & Faith

The 2018 training examined the cycles of water that give life to our planet and that are in distress due to climate change, mismanagement and pollution.

A Multi-Faith Approach

The 2017 training explored how faith traditions view  the Earth and how different communities have confronted the ecological crisis.

The Gospel in the Ecological Crisis

The 2016 training addressed  the role of Christian churches, clergy and communities in addressing the climate crisis and a changing world.


A Community Response to Climate Change 

A 2019 regional training at the Claremont School of Theology addressed  how communities around Oregon are already being impacted by climate changes and how faith leaders can best respond. 

Black Interfaith in the Time of Climate Crisis

CEE co-sponsored this event, convened by Interfaith America and the Interfaith Youth Council,  that centered the crucial role of Black faith leaders and spiritual traditions in the environmental justice movement. 

Religions for the Earth

Where it all began. Karenna Gore organized a convening of faith and wisdom keepers from around the world during the historic September 2014 Climate March in New York City. This event inspired the founding of the Center for Earth Ethics.

Index of Training Materials, 2016 – 2023

Climate justice trainings from the Center for Earth Ethics use our unique convening capacity  to address pressing issues, not only to speak truth to power but also to amplify the voices of those building a different kind of power, often along the margins.

Community Trainings

In a Time of Climate Change…


The Center for Earth Ethics offers climate justice training each year to support individuals and communities in their preparedness and responsiveness in this time of climate change. The sessions cover everything from the practical to the pastoral understanding that our ability to care for our communities in uncertain times requires a willingness to go into the unknown, develop skills, acquire new tools and perspectives. It is our charge to examine the root causes of today’s interrelated crises and take steps towards the systemic changes needed for a livable and regenerative world.



News & Insights

CEE to Partner at NYC Climate Reality Training

The Center for Earth Ethics is excited to be a partner organization for The Climate Reality Leadership Training at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City from April 12-14. This training will explore the reality of the current climate crisis, as well as ideas and solutions that can help us

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CEE Convenes New York City Faith Leaders for Climate Justice Training In the first week of June, smoke from the uncontrolled wildfires drifted down from Canada to the tri-state area, blanketing New York in a cough-inducing reddish haze, forcing residents to don masks outside or retreat indoors, and earning the city the unwanted distinction of having the worst air pollution

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Gore Addresses Faith and Spiritual Leaders at Brooklyn Summit

Executive Director Karenna Gore delivered the morning keynote address at “Climate Change, Disasters & the Vulnerable Communities We Serve,” the Fall 2022 New York City Faith Sector Preparedness Summit on Wednesday, September 28, at Brooklyn Borough Hall. In her address, “The Climate Emergency: Why Faith and Spiritual Communities Matter,” Gore

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Faith in Climate

A few weeks ago I went to Recife at the invitation of Brazilian environmentalist, Alfredo Sirkis, on the occasion of the Brazilian Climate Change Conference. Named for the stone reefs in the Atlantic ocean off its shores, Recife is the largest city in the Northeastern state of Pernambuco.  Brazil was

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Successful ‘On Food and Faith’ conference concludes

More than 100 religious leaders, scholars, scientists, farmers and activists gathered on the MTSO campus May 30-June 1 for “On Food and Faith: Ministry in the Time of Climate Change.” The conference was presented by MTSO, the Center for Earth Ethics, The Climate Reality Project and the Ohio State University Initiative for Food

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CEE Update: Water, Women and Planting Seeds of Change

IN LOVING MEMORY We ⁦at the Center for Earth Ethics and Union Theological Seminary were honored to know Grandmother Josephine and give thanks for her life and teaching. Reciprocity, Responsibilities, Hope “We’ve known for a long time that water is alive. Water can hear you. Water can sense what you are

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On Water & Faith: Minister’s Training 2018

We began the conference with a water ceremony.  In a large circle, on a beautiful late spring day, 70 of us gathered around a copper pot to pay homage to Creator, life-giving water, and to one another. The water each of us poured into the pot carried stories of hope

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Having Faith in Justice

Originally published by the Human Impacts Institute Reflecting on the Center for Earth Ethics’ Annual Minister’s Training: Ministry in the Time of Climate Change June 13, 2017 | Mackenzie Beltz, Environmental Leadership Intern  It is not often that I see faith and environmental activism intersect, but last Tuesday, June 6th,

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