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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;

UN Environment Assembly

UN Environment Assembly

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.

TOU at the 2018 Parliament: Full Schedule of Events

TOU at the 2018 Parliament: Full Schedule of Events

Please join the Temple of Understanding at the 2018 Parliament of the World’s Religions for programs featuring our staff and UN colleagues, as well as environmental activist and food sovereignty advocate Dr. Vandana Shiva.

TOU at the 2018 Parliament of the World’s Religions

TOU at the 2018 Parliament of the World’s Religions

The Temple of Understanding is thrilled to be presenting four programs, collaborating on another, and having our representative to the UN speak at still two more programs at the upcoming Parliament of the World’s Religions in Toronto, November 1-7, 2018.

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.

Gender Action Plan Integrates Gender Issues into Climate Policies at COP23

Gender Action Plan Integrates Gender Issues into Climate Policies at COP23

Women of Faith Speaking to Structural Change:Empowering Rural WomenThis panel will address systemic problems and solutions that impact rural women and their urban counterparts. Access to education, to decent food, to land and other resources, including safety and respect, profoundly impact women’s enjoyment of human rights. The roots of sex trafficking, of violence against women, and the threats to (and murder of) women frontline human and environmental rights defenders are “cross-cutting” concerns; the panel will focus on solutions and solidarity.

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