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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Meet Karenna Gore

Karenna is Director of CEE and an attorney, advocate, writer and educator.
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On Energy and Faith: Ministry in the Time of Climate Change

May 17-19, 2022 | Washington, D.C.


Our Work: Ministry in a Time of Climate Change Annual Conference

Since its inception, the Center for Earth Ethics has been hosting an annual minister’s training, Ministry in the Time of Climate Change. Each year we bring into focus a different intersection point of faith and climate from water and food systems to community engagement.



From the blog

Meeting the Moment: Earth Day 2022

The climate crisis is a present, existential threat, yet there’s still time to change course and genuine reasons to be hopeful. That was a central message at the “Earth Day 2022: Life Force” celebration on April 22. This unique gathering, organized by the Center for Earth Ethics in collaboration with the… Read more

For Faith Leaders: Navigating Energy and the Climate Crisis

On Energy and Faith: Ministry in the Time of Climate Crisis Tuesday – Thursday, May 17 – 19, 2022 Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. The world is changing. Today’s calamities, notably the disruptions to oil and gas supplies that are compounding the humanitarian crisis caused by the Russian invasion… Read more

Karenna Gore to Speak at Keeping Faith in Science? Series

CEE Executive Director Karenna Gore will take part in the Keeping Faith in Science?, a series of webinars in February sponsored by the London-based United Society Partners in the Gospel. She will speak about faith and the climate crisis at 2:30 p.m. EST (7.30 p.m. U.K. time) on February 17… Read more

Faith + Food Dialogues Series Registration is Open!

Faith + Food Dialogues ~ May 6th – June 3rd A series of independent dialogues hosted by the Faith and Food Coalition to contribute to the United Nations Food Systems Summit. Food sits at the center of our lives. From a meal on the go to a holiday spent around… Read more

Seven Weeks for Water 2021, Holy Week: “Healing the water heals the wounds of the earth and its people”

The seventh and last reflection of the Seven Weeks for Water 2021 of the WCC’s Ecumenical Water Network is written by Andrew Schwartz.* In the following reflection during Holy Week, he is using a small town in the USA as a case study to emphasise how local communities can take small initiatives to “resurrect” the contaminated… Read more

March 24th registration deadline approaching for Earth Day online training Faith Cohort!

The Center for Earth Ethics is kicking off Earth Day by co-hosting a Faith Leaders cohort at the upcoming Climate Reality Leadership Corps Training happening April 22 – May 2. We are teaming with The Climate Reality Project to create specific sessions that will help faith leaders from across traditions… Read more

Karenna Gore and Hildur Palsdottir on Reframing the Climate Crisis

  Landmark and Transition Town Port Washington presentation with Karenna Gore, founder and director of The Center for Earth Ethics. Moderated by Hildur Palsdottir. This program is a part of a five-part Conversations from Main Street Climate Action Series with the goal of introducing community-centered climate solutions while also promoting… Read more

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