Science, Spirituality, Solidarity: Weaving Interconnections for Change

The Future

Since 2005, our summer internship program has been creating future leaders. Students attend open meetings of the UN Security Council, the General Assembly, and various committees.

Being the Change

Author on Food Sovereignty Dr. Vandana Shiva with Temple of Understanding United Nations Reps Grove Harris, Laxmi Shah, and Alison Van Dyk. The Temple of Understanding brings an interfaith perspective to critical issues like ecological justice and education.

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In the Aftermath of COP 27

In the Aftermath of COP 27

The recent UNFCCC COP 27, held in Egypt, is now behind us, and many are sifting through the experience to evaluate what was accomplished. It is likely that the estimated 600 fossil fuel lobbyists, some embedded in NGOs, some embedded in government delegations, and...

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environmental justice

Ecological Justice

food sovereignty

Food Sovereignty

interfaith education

Interfaith Education

united nations

United Nations

Kindness emerged as a fundamental value, and this year many men came to stand in full support of women's empowerment.  Many made this a family event.

Women’s Initiatives

"The oppression of women belongs in a museum"

Human Right to Water

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