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Towards Ending Poverty and Building Ecojustice for Women and Communities

Towards Ending Poverty and Building Ecojustice for Women and Communities

Friday, Mar 15, 2024, 2:30-4:00 PM ET

Speakers: Dr. Riane Eisler, Theresa Ardler, Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, Dr. Jason Hickel (TBC)

Host: Grove Harris, M.Div.

Topic: New (and old) ways to share care, wealth, and community resilience will be explored in this session, along with the political pathways to make this possible.

Toward Upholding the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Toward Upholding the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights, the UN - Geneva convened a two-day gathering to reaffirm these founding principles and call on governments to place them at the center of policy and action. The event had an important level of...

UN Calls for Humanitarian Ceasefire

UN Calls for Humanitarian Ceasefire

The Temple of Understanding, as a UN Department of Global Communication accredited NGO, offers this information about UN humanitarian efforts in the Israel / Gaza crisis. We pray for the continuation of truce and for ceasefire. According to UN Secretary-General...

Buddhists Engaging at the UN: Environmental Policy Efforts

Buddhists Engaging at the UN: Environmental Policy Efforts

Buddhists Engaging at the UN: Environmental Policy Efforts June, 21, 2023, 3:30- 4:30 pm, School 3, St Salvator’s QuadrangleUniversity of Saint Andrews, Scotland The Temple of Understanding is pleased to offer this round table for the United Kingdom Association for...

The Moral and Pragmatic Voice of UN Sec Gen

The Moral and Pragmatic Voice of UN Sec Gen

“I have a special message for fossil-fuel producers and their enablers scrambling to expand production and raking in monster profits: If you cannot set a credible course for net-zero, with 2025 and 2030 targets covering all your operations, you should not be in...

COP 15 Outcome – A Historic Biodiversity Deal

COP 15 Outcome – A Historic Biodiversity Deal

The Kunming- Montreal biodiversity conference led to what is being hailed as a pivotal and ground-breaking outcome agreement, with substantial faith involvement. Of course, that will depend on the implementation and the financing, as well as the strength of regulation...

In the Aftermath of COP 27

In the Aftermath of COP 27

The recent UNFCCC COP 27, held in Egypt, is now behind us, and many are sifting through the experience to evaluate what was accomplished. It is likely that the estimated 600 fossil fuel lobbyists, some embedded in NGOs, some embedded in government delegations, and...

TOU and Convention on Biological Diversity

TOU and Convention on Biological Diversity

Temple of Understanding is proud to have received accreditation from the United Nations to participate in the upcoming convening of the parties on the Convention on Biological Diversity, to be held in Montreal and virtually this December 2022. We will continue to...

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