Summer News – A Call to Peace, Justice and Prayers for the Earth

Honoring Sacred Sites Day, June 21st

A Call to Peace, Justice and Prayers for the Earth
June 18th -21st, 2020

Chief Arvol Looking Horse has a vision. “One day I would like to see ‘Honoring Sacred Sites Day, June 21st’ recognized all over the world, when people will finally understand their importance. 2020 is the 25th year of ‘World Peace and Prayer Day’ at the Summer Solstice to bring attention to the importance of Sacred Sites.  In addition to daily live streaming events beginning June 18th, we are invited to visit sacred places in nature or in our houses of faith to join in solidarity: All Nations, All Faiths, One Prayer to mend the Sacred Hoop of Life.  Learn more…

In that same spirit, the Center for Earth Ethics asks all of our allies to join the 150+ Mobilizing Partners and organizations of the June 20th Poor People’s Campaign Mass Assembly. Visit where you can register and instantly send letters to your elected representatives in support of a Moral Agenda to address the interlocking injustices we must face, and that we must heal. And don’t forget to download the social media tool kit to share with your networks. We are stronger together.

See below for links to today’s convening of Laudato Si’ at 5: Ecological Citizenship and Climate Justice live from 12 -1:15 pm and Friday’s conversation between Kelly Brown Douglas and Michelle Alexander on Covid-19 & Prison Reform.

Celebrate the Solstice and the Earth with Earth Stanzas!  Join CEE, our partners at the Wick Poetry Center and special guests sharing music and poems for the Earth on the  SustainWhat? webcast hosted by Andrew Revkin of the Initiative on Communication & Sustainability at Columbia University’s Earth InstituteFind links to all of this week’s events below, along with and recommended readings and resources for these times.

Lastly, we share an important message from General Coordinator of the Otomi-Toltec Regional Council, Mindahi Bastida in response to the murder of Domingo Choc, Maya Q’echi, Traditional Maya Healer on June 6th in Guatemala – The Spirit is Action: A Call for Justice.

In Solidarity,
The Center for Earth Ethics Team

Take the Pledge!

June 21st – Earth Stanzas & Sustain What?

Resources and Reads For These Times:

Black Climate Scientists & Scholars Changing the World

Catherine Coleman Flowers & more by Sophie Hirsh for Green Matters

Racism is Killing the Planet

by Hop Hopkins for SIERRA


A Conversation with Kelly Brown Douglas and Karenna Gore:

COVID-19 and the Environment

My Grandmother’s Hands

Racialized Trauma & the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts & Bodies

by Resmaa Menaken