Ecological Justice

Rabbi David Rosen on Faiths for Forests

Rabbi David Rosen on Faiths for Forests

Listen to Rabbi David Rosen, who as  "AJC’s International Director of Interreligious Affairs, has been advancing understanding and good relations between religious communities for more than forty years –  from the time he served as rabbi of the largest Orthodox Jewish...

People’s Assembly in New York City, 2019

People’s Assembly in New York City, 2019

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1572474597805{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}"]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...

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.

JLI Climate Change Webinars

JLI Climate Change Webinars

The Temple of Understanding greatly enjoyed connecting with colleagues and friends at this year’s Parliament of the World’s Religions in Toronto, Ontario. We are especially proud to have worked with environmental activist and food sovereignty advocate Dr. Vandana Shiva at her second Parliament.

2018 Parliament of the World’s Religions Report

2018 Parliament of the World’s Religions Report

The Temple of Understanding greatly enjoyed connecting with colleagues and friends at this year’s Parliament of the World’s Religions in Toronto, Ontario. We are especially proud to have worked with environmental activist and food sovereignty advocate Dr. Vandana Shiva at her second Parliament.

Recent Faith Statements on Climate Change

Recent Faith Statements on Climate Change

Hindu Declaration on Climate Change, November 23th 2015 (www.bhumiproject.org)
Buddhist Climate Change Statement to World Leaders, October 29th 2015 (www.gbccc.org)
Statement of Faith and Spiritual Leaders, October 22
Islamic Climate Change Declaration, August 18th 2015 (www.islamicclimatedeclaration.org)
Pope Francis’s encyclical, Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home, June 18th 2015 (www.w2.vatican.va)Lambeth
Declaration 2015 on Climate Change, June 16th 2015

2016 Interfaith Climate Change Statement

2016 Interfaith Climate Change Statement

Pollution kills more than 1.7 million young children every year — roughly one in four deaths of all children under five. This initiative by the UN Environment Assembly strives for a pollution-free planet. Urge governments to rapidly sign, ratify and implement the Paris Agreement, and to increase pledges to reduce emissions in line with keeping the global temperature rise to 1.5C above pre-industrial levels;

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