Interfaith Education

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”

Mourning the Deaths of Imam Maulama Akonjee and Thara Uddin

Mourning the Deaths of Imam Maulama Akonjee and Thara Uddin

The Temple of Understanding mourns the violent deaths of Iman Maulama Akonjee and Thara Uddin in Queens, New York. In solidarity with these organizations devoted to interfaith education, we would like to share the statements offered by Cordoba House and Tanenbaum.

Harvard Launches Free Online Class To Promote Religious Literacy

Harvard Launches Free Online Class To Promote Religious Literacy

To combat this illiteracy, Moore and five other religion professors from Harvard University, Harvard Divinity School and Wellesley College are kicking off a free, online series on world religions open to the masses. The courses are being offered via an online learning platform called edX, which Harvard University launched with Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2012.

Interfaith Service at UN CSW, 3/18/16

Interfaith Service at UN CSW, 3/18/16

The Temple of Understanding is a co-sponsor and organizing partner of the “Interfaith Service of Remembrance and Gratitude” which was held Friday, March 18th in the Chapel of the Church Center for the United Nations as part of the 2016 Commission on the Status of Women.

Cultural Understanding and the Abrahamic Traditions

Cultural Understanding and the Abrahamic Traditions

The multi-part videotaped series Children of Abraham: A Cultural Mosaic explores the influence and impact of the Abrahamic Traditions on all aspects of modern Western culture to create greater awareness and acceptance across all ethnicities and traditions.

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