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Center for Earth Ethics

The Center for Earth Ethics (CEE) regards our ecological crisis as the consequences of a deeper malady: the dominant economic development agenda that results in the exploitation of people and nature for short-term and inequitable financial gain. We cultivate the public consciousness needed to make changes in policy and culture that will establish a new paradigm based on the sustained well-being of all people and our planet. This change in consciousness is grounded in respect for nature, scientific understanding and concern for the most vulnerable people, communities and ecosystems.

Founded at Union Theological Seminary in 2015, CEE builds on Union’s broad ecumenical base and long-standing commitment to social justice. By exercising Union’s convening power, supporting and engaging fellows who are doing innovative eco-justice work on the frontlines, educating our students and the public, and modeling practices that support ecologically and socially just communities, we articulate and enact earth ethics.