Food Sovereignty

Shani Mink JOINS FORUM2021 SACRED FOOD ~ BLESSED EARTH

Shani Mink JOINS FORUM2021 SACRED FOOD ~ BLESSED EARTH

We are pleased to announce that Shani Mink will be joining our panel titled “Faith-Based Farming in the United States” at FORUM2021 Sacred Food ~ Blessed Earth Online September 9th, 2021. Shani Mink (she/her) is the Executive Director of the Jewish Farmer Network. She...

Leah Penniman joins FORUM2021 Sacred Food ~ Blessed Earth

Leah Penniman joins FORUM2021 Sacred Food ~ Blessed Earth

We are pleased to announce that Leah Penniman will be joining our panel titled “Faith-Based Farming in the United States” at FORUM2021 Sacred Food ~ Blessed Earth Online September 9th, 2021. Leah Penniman (li/she/ya/elle) is a Black Kreyol farmer/peyizan, mother, soil...

Clayton Harvey joins FORUM2021 Sacred Food ~ Blessed Earth

Clayton Harvey joins FORUM2021 Sacred Food ~ Blessed Earth

We are pleased to announce  Clayton Harvey will be joining our panel titled "Faith-Based Farming in the United States" at FORUM2021 Sacred Food ~ Blessed Earth Online September 9th, 2021. Clayton Harvey, 5th generational farmer, using gained Ancestral knowledge,...

HLPF 2020: Ending Hunger and Achieving Food Security by Grove Harris

HLPF 2020: Ending Hunger and Achieving Food Security by Grove Harris

Ending Hunger and Achieving Food Security Intervention delivered Tuesday, July 7th, 2020, 3-4 pm Greetings. My name is Grove Harris, of the Temple of Understanding, and I am speaking on behalf of the Women’s Major Group. The COVID-19 crisis has already created a major...

Statement on Human Right to Food at UN Human Rights Council

Statement on Human Right to Food at UN Human Rights Council

In collaboration with the Mining Working Group and Franciscans International, the Temple of Understanding is honored to contribute a statement on the Human Right to Food for the thirty-first session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. The Temple of Understanding is honored to contribute a statement on the Human Right to Food for the thirty-first session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.

Food Sovereignty, Women & Sustainability: The Roots of System Change

Food Sovereignty, Women & Sustainability: The Roots of System Change

Panelists reflected from their diverse perspectives on specific strategies towards food sovereignty for all, as well as what sustains them in their work, both in literal food and in spirit. Meeting this most basic human need can illuminate a path towards a healthier and more just future.

Food Justice Resources

Food Justice Resources

Many organizations at the UN are working towards food sovereignty or food justice. Our colleagues at the NGO Working Group on Food and Hunger at the United Nations maintain a list of the related UN resources.

Interfaith Service of Gratitude and Remembrance (CSW61)

Interfaith Service of Gratitude and Remembrance (CSW61)

The UN Department of Public Information (DPI), in partnership with the Temple of Understanding, presents. Women as Roots of Change: Sustainable Food Production and Sovereignty. Part of the 61st Commission on the Status of Women.

Roots of Change: Reclaiming Economics for Women and Community (CSW61)

Roots of Change: Reclaiming Economics for Women and Community (CSW61)

Women’s opportunity and necessity has traditionally been in farming and textiles. It is crucial to re-vision women’s roles in a broader context. Women’s economic empowerment needs to involve equity, ownership, and a community focus. Our 10-minute film Roots of Change: Food Sovereignty, Women and Eco-Justice demonstrates the dangers we face as corporations replace local family farms and fisheries.

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