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.
Grove Harris represented the Temple of Understanding at this High Level Forum at the United Nations on January 17, 2017. There was a clear recognition of the rise of anti-Muslim discrimination and hatred in many parts of the world. The global migration crisis, the rise of xenophobic movements, identity politics, the spread of violent extremist ideology, and terrorist attacks around the world, along with misinformation and negative stereotypes disseminated through various forms of media, have contributed to the challenge.
The Fellowship of Reconciliation, a peace and justice organization active since 1915, has been pressuring Speaker Paul Ryan and other leaders to end Islamophobia through the #GiveRefugeesRest campaign!
From an article in the HuffPost…
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.
“This is one example of the ‘widespread illiteracy about religion that spans the globe,’ said Diane Moore, director of Harvard Divinity School’s Religious Literacy Project…