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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.

Interfaith Service of Gratitude and Remembrance #CSW62

Interfaith Service of Gratitude and Remembrance #CSW62

Temple of Understanding, Parliament of the World’s Religions, NGO Committee on the Status of Women, World Peace Prayer Society,International Federation of Women in Legal Careers,United Religions Initiative, and United Methodist Women invite you to attend The Fourth Annual Interfaith Service of Gratitude and Remembrance.

World Interfaith Harmony Event in NYC, Feb. 7 2018

World Interfaith Harmony Event in NYC, Feb. 7 2018

World Interfaith Harmony Week is an official observance of the United Nations. It is based on the pioneering work of The Common Word initiative, which in 2007 called for Muslim and Christian leaders to engage in a dialogue based on two common religious Commandments: Love of God and Love of the Neighbor.

Religious NGOs on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – 12/11/2017

Religious NGOs on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – 12/11/2017

World Interfaith Harmony Week is an official observance of the United Nations. It is based on the pioneering work of The Common Word initiative, which in 2007 called for Muslim and Christian leaders to engage in a dialogue based on two common religious Commandments: Love of God and Love of the Neighbor.

World Interfaith Harmony Week: Feb 1-7, 2018

World Interfaith Harmony Week: Feb 1-7, 2018

The 2018 World Interfaith Harmony Week is coming! World Interfaith Harmony Week is an official observance of the United Nations. It is based on the pioneering work of The Common Word initiative, which in 2007 called for Muslim and Christian leaders to engage in a dialogue based on two common religious Commandments: Love of God and Love of the Neighbor.

Religious Actors Preventing Violence

Religious Actors Preventing Violence

The inaugural event was held during the July 2017 High Level Political Forum. The Temple of Understanding is proud that our board member Dr. Ephraim Isaac spoke at the September session, as the UN encourages broad stakeholder participation in this crucial initiative. His full address, which is offered below, focuses on personal experience of atrocity, and recommends art and music as part of the solution.

Stand Up for the Earth: Affirm the Paris Agreement

Stand Up for the Earth: Affirm the Paris Agreement

The Temple of Understanding, one of the oldest interfaith organizations in North America, stands with our many partners, the Parliament of World Religions, faith leaders of all traditions, corporations, universities and concerned citizens in condemning President’s Trump’s unconscionable action pulling out of the Paris Agreement. 

Faith Groups at People’s Climate March, April 29, 2017

Faith Groups at People’s Climate March, April 29, 2017

Grove Harris represented the Temple of Understanding at the April 29 Climate March in D.C. as part of the Interfaith Groups mobilization for People’s Climate Marches. Rev. Fletcher Harper of GreenFaith led the interfaith contingent in sitting down in silence, then joining in a common heartbeat rhythm, and finally rising up in voice, as a special part of the march.Overall, more than 200,000 gathered in Washington DC and millions joined in over 375 marches around the globe, all standing up in concern for our climate and against regressive politics. The 91 degree heat in April did not deter marchers; rather it reinforced concern.Faith in Place: Faithful People Caring for the Earth provided reflections on the People’s Climate March.

Repairers of the Breach: Advancing an Interfaith Moral Agenda

Repairers of the Breach: Advancing an Interfaith Moral Agenda

We at the Temple of Understanding are inspired by Repairers of the Breach, who are nonpartisan and in the inclusive interfaith tradition of people of faith and no faith advancing a moral agenda: “Repairers of the Breach, Inc. is a nonpartisan and ecumenical organization that seeks to build a progressive agenda rooted in a moral framework to counter the ultra-conservative constructs that try to dominate the public square.

TOU India: Interfaith Harmony and Dialogue Report, 2015-2016

TOU India: Interfaith Harmony and Dialogue Report, 2015-2016

We pleased to share a report from our colleagues at Temple of Understanding — India detailing their programs for 2015-2016. Highlights of TOU — India’s activities include: Participation in the Parliament of the World’s Religions themed “Reclaiming the Heart of Our Humanity”

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