Environmental Justice
& Civic Engagement


Working at the intersection of social inequity and the ecological crisis.

Low-income communities and communities of color across the United States are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. CEE works to connect the global and national climate discussion to local communities and faith leaders and to empower religious and spiritual organizations at the local level to lead the charge in raising public consciousness about these challenges and the changes that need to be made.

Meet the team


Meet Catherine Flowers

Catherine is CEE’s Director of Environmental Justice & Civic Engagement and founder of the Alabama Center for Rural Enterprise Community Development Corporation (ACRE).
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From the blog

September Musings

  September, you need a makeover. You need a name change, first of all. Your name literally means 7, yet when we write the date on government documents, we have to mislabel you as month number 9. All because some Christians thought it would be cute to make the coldest,… Read more

Prayer of Thanks for Creation

Leader :    Let us pray.   Thank you, God, Thanks for beauty: The twinkle in an older person’s eye, A child’s shout of laughter; Thanks for the greening trees and frozen waterfalls, Stunning buildings and flowerbeds in summer. All:    Thanks for beauty.   Thank you, God, Thanks for creativity:… Read more