We Advocate for Interfaith Values in the Secular Setting of the United Nations
- We support peace, justice, human rights, and environmental sustainability.
- We offer an in-person Summer Internship Program for international students aged 18-22 to teach about the peacemaking work at the United Nations, which includes site visits to different religious settings and service projects.
- Our annual free FORUM webinar focuses on the global climate crisis and offers a variety of moral, religious, Indigenous, scientific, and youth perspectives.
- We present the ECO JUSTICE FOR ALL Dialogue monthly free webinar series, an in-depth look at current environmental issues with international experts and activists.
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FORUM2023 Earth Democracy and the Rights of Nature Thursday 12 October, 202310am - 12:30pm ET /Online Event With Chief Arvol Looking Horse, His Holiness the Sakya Trichen, Dr. Vandana Shiva, Bill McKibben, Matthew Fox, and speakers from the UN, the White House,...
Indigenous Voices from Australia and the Pacific on the Climate Crisis September 28, Thursday 6-7pm ET Kevin Aipopo, 350.Org, Samoa/USA Pastor Ray Minnicecon, Scarred Trees Ministries, Australia Willy Missack, Founder and Executive Director, Learn to Serve...
Dr. Azza Karam is a member of the United Nations’ Secretary General High Level Advisory Board on Multilateralism, a Professor of Religion and Development at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam (The Netherlands), and Secretary General Emerita of Religions for Peace...
Matthew Fox is a spiritual theologian, an Episcopal priest and an activist for gender justice and eco-justice. He has written 37 books that have been translated into other languages over 70 times. Among them are Original Blessing, The Coming of the Cosmic Christ, A...
Dr. David R. Boyd is the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment (2018-2024) and a professor of law, policy, and sustainability at the University of British Columbia, jointly appointed at the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability...
Bill McKibben is a contributing writer to The New Yorker, and a founder of Third Act, which organizes people over the age of 60 to work on climate and racial justice. He founded the first global grassroots climate campaign, 350.org, and serves as the Schumann...