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Families in a Changing World

Families in a Changing World

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1573036803844{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}"]UN Women has released their report, "Progress of the World's Women 2019-2020: Families in a Changing World" This report is crucial because it directs us towards the...

Dr Karan Singh receives Saint Dnyaneshwara World Peace Prize

Dr Karan Singh receives Saint Dnyaneshwara World Peace Prize

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1572451686802{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}"]The Temple of Understanding is proud to acknowledge the award received by Dr. Karan Singh, International Chair of the Temple of Understanding-...

People’s Assembly in New York City, 2019

People’s Assembly in New York City, 2019

The Temple of Understanding participated in the recent People's Assembly in New York City, Sept 24- 25, 2019 as civil society gathered on the outskirts of the UN's General Assembly to raise our voices in unison.  The outcome document is a comprehensive call to action....

NYC Climate Strike Huge Success

NYC Climate Strike Huge Success

The youth-led climate strike in NYC on Friday September 20th was huge, inspiring, urgent and determined. Many of our faith based colleagues from the UN community were there, amidst the crowd of mostly young people.

TOU UN Rep Grove Harris in The Interfaith Observer

TOU UN Rep Grove Harris in The Interfaith Observer

I attended the 2012 UN convening in Rio de Janeiro where Dr. Shiva spoke for the Temple of Understanding for the first time, beginning a trajectory of work with the faith community. I was on a panel myself and remember a young colleague’s point that all our talk of sustainability was off the mark.

Citizens’ Debt Audit for Puerto Rico

Citizens’ Debt Audit for Puerto Rico

Organizers write that “Citizens debt audits have been conducted in over 18 countries, including Brazil, France and Argentina, and these audits have produced concrete results without government participation. “Their brochure lists irregularities and illegalities, including violations of the constitution, conflict of interest, excessive profiting, false representation, omission of risk factors and lack of legal authorization.

Standing Against the Muslim Ban

Standing Against the Muslim Ban

The Temple of Understanding joins colleagues in horror over the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the travel ban targeting Muslims. This is so outrageous that we all need to voice our objection to the court’s blatant Islamophobia.

Legal Mechanisms to Eradicate Poverty – Presentation by Grove Harris

Legal Mechanisms to Eradicate Poverty – Presentation by Grove Harris

So much is interconnected in all the sustainable development goals, and the eradication of poverty requires efforts on many fronts.  My colleague Winifred Doherty has laid out efforts within the UN over years, with treaties and agreements.  Our convener Denise Scotto has affirmed the value of action from all. We each can act, and act now. All of the Temple of Understanding’s work contributes towards a common welfare where we all have enough.

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