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 of
Climate Justice Training
June 2023 Climate Training Engaged New York City Faith Communities
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
Black Interfaith in the Time of Climate Crisis
Religions for the Earth
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.
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.
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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
A problem with climate change is that no one knows what’s going to come next. Yes there are climate models – some from nearly 40 years ago – that accurately predict the moment we are in: record floods, incredible droughts, dwindling snowpacks, and a full ⅓ of the year consumed
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
“When we bring together reason with our values a vision will evolve for the good of the whole.” – Karenna Gore Dean Kelly Brown Douglas of Episcopal Divinity School speaks with Karenna Gore, Director of Union’s Center for Earth Ethics. They discuss the moral dimensions of our ecological crisis, how
Originally Published Tuesday, Feb 26, 2019 by Teachers College Newsroom It seems fair to say that Karenna Gore knows as well as anyone that elective politics can be arduous, gridlocked and ultimately disappointing. Also that she’s got a bit of a family connection to the issue of climate change. So
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
Dear Friends, What a weekend! We had 150 faith leaders, activists, farmers, academics, and community leaders from around the Midwest (coasts too!) come together at Methodist Theological School in Ohio (MTSO) to learn how our food systems and land use impacts and is impacted by climate change. There are so
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
“Last night I had the joyful opportunity to interview Robin Wall Kimmerer, author of Braiding Sweetgrass, Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants. She is sweet as the sweetgrass, loving as a mother and attentive as a wise elder. She was delighted to hear that we, from the Center
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
Nearly 30 years ago, a report commissioned by the United Church of Christ (UCC), Toxic Waste and Race, put faith leadership at the forefront of the movement that would bring a powerful racial justice component to the fight for a clean environment.
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,