Religions for the Earth: at the Intersection of Climate Change, Gender, and Human Rights

by Maureen Dean and Annegreth Schilling Originally Published in the October 2014 Print Edition Climate change is a human rights disaster. At Religions for the Earth, the interfaith conference held here at Union Theological Seminary on September 19-21, 2014, thirty-five people gathered for a workshop analyzing the relation between climate change, gender and human rights. […]

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Stop the E. 91st Street Transfer Station!

By Victoria Furio, Convener Originally Published in the May 2014 Print Edition From the Talking Trash Report produced by pledge2protectnyc.org Construction of the E.91st St. municipal waste transfer station would be yet another case of environmental racism in our city’s waste management system. All 30 of New York City’s transfer stations are located in low-income areas and […]

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Union in North Carolina

By Foster J. Pinkney, Co-Editor Originally Published in the March 2014 Print Edition Many of us studying at Union have an intense connection to the word “moral.” We were raised in environments where the word was tied to feelings of shame, guilt, and unworthiness. Part of my mission at seminary is to engage with the […]

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Religion and Governance

By Sara Walcott Originally Published in the December 2013 Print Edition “The churches have not done anything significant for 50 years. I do not see why we should put pressure upon them now to do something significant in response to the ecological crisis. I’m not critiquing the churches; I’m just saying we should look to […]

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