Religious organizations and people of ethical conviction have an important role to play in creating a sustainable and equitable future.

Through our Eco-Ministry program, CEE offers classes, trainings, and workshops that explore the moral and spiritual dimensions of the climate crisis. We also connect faith leaders within and across traditions to work on ecological issues, build bridges between theological inquiry and the realms of policy, science and activism, and honor and uplift those who do the work of reconnecting people to nature.

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Karenna is Director of CEE and an attorney, advocate, writer and educator.
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Faith and Climate Crisis in the Biden Administration

In a Video Recorded for FÉ NO CLIMA, Center for Earth Ethics director Karenna Gore comments on the approximation between Faith and the Climate Crisis in the Biden Administration. The founder and director of the Center for Earth Ethics at the Union’s Theological Seminary in New York, Karenna Gore, believes that the… Read more

Faith groups have a key role to play in reducing climate-linked violence

Originally published December 18th by Brian Lowe for Earthbeat: a project of National Catholic Reporter at NCR Online. *** By now it’s well understood that climate change leads to rising seas and rising temperatures. It is also increasingly linked to rising conflicts. In 2014, the Pentagon issued a major report that referred… Read more

Faith Rally – Election Day Home Stretch!

WHAT TO WATCH: Feeling bruised, battered, or fatigued by this election season? Looking for a source of uplift down the home stretch to election day? Then, this webinar is for you. Three speakers rally our energy and direct our focus during a moment with so many profound implications for those… Read more

The Role of Environmental and Spiritual Ethics in Galvanizing Nature Based Solutions – UNEP Report

Faith for Nature: Multi-Faith Action was a global event October 5-8, 2020 designed to lay the foundation for inter-faith collaboration for sustainable and regenerative development to achieve the SDGs. Center for Earth Ethics director, Karenna Gore participated. The concept and objectives of this conference were coordinated to be in support… Read more

Earth Charter and Ecological Civilization Webinar Series

On September 10th, CEE Director Karenna Gore, joined speakers Mary Evelyn Tucker and Meijun Fan along with moderator, Andrew Schwartz to begin a conversation on Ecological Civilization inspired from China’s adoption of this directive into their constitution. Please enjoy this first webinar in a 4-part series beginning with Values &… Read more

‘Forging an Earth Ethic’ – Video: Karenna Gore hosted by Charlemont Forum

Karenna Gore Director, Center for Earth Ethics Union Theological Seminary Forging an Earth Ethic in a Time of Crisis Hosted by Charlemont Forum of the Charlemont Federated Church – Affiliated with the United Church of Christ Watch the Complete Video HERE “The coronavirus pandemic has revealed injustices in the fabric of our… Read more

Ethical Call to Action on Climate Policy by Karenna Gore

Ethics is simply about right and wrong and as a field of thought, it is most powerful when a widely held, deep sense of right and wrong is out of step with both laws and social norms. That is the case with the climate crisis today and we need to… Read more

Laudato Si at 5: Climate Justice and Ecological Citizenship in times of Covid-19

Video: Please enjoy the Laudato Si at 5 webinar program hosted by Fordham Law, June 18, 2020 |12:00-1:00 p.m. Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home reaches its fifth anniversary, amid a pandemic which has the power to transform ways of working, commuting, and connecting. It also reveals… Read more

Fall 2019 – Regional Ministers Training: A Community Response to Climate Change 

A Community Response to Climate Change Program December 4- December 5, 2019  Claremont School of Theology at Willamette University Salem, OR  Putnam University Center Willamette University 900 State St. Salem, OR 97301  Shepard House Willamette University 820 Mill Street Salem Oregon 97301    Wednesday December 4th  10:00 AM Registration and… Read more

‘We Hold the Earth’ Interfaith Climate Prayer Earth Day 2020 – Mindahi Bastida

“We greet All Our Relations and All Our Relations means based on the sacred elements of life. We greet the fire, the air, the earth and the wind.  We human beings are the reflection of the sacred elements and we are circumstantial to the Mother Earth. We pray for Mother… Read more