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Debt Crisis- the Larger Economic Picture of Homelessness

Debt Crisis- the Larger Economic Picture of Homelessness

At the United Nations 58th Session of the Commission for Social Development, with a focus on homelessness, Grove Harris was able to present a critique of austerity measures and a set of healthier alternatives. The American Heritage Dictionary tells us that economy is...

Rabbi David Rosen on Faiths for Forests

Rabbi David Rosen on Faiths for Forests

Listen to Rabbi David Rosen, who as  "AJC’s International Director of Interreligious Affairs, has been advancing understanding and good relations between religious communities for more than forty years –  from the time he served as rabbi of the largest Orthodox Jewish...

Meet the 2019 Temple of Understanding Summer Interns!

Meet the 2019 Temple of Understanding Summer Interns!

The Temple of Understanding is excited to welcome our 2018 student interns to New York City and the United Nations! Read on to meet our interns and learn about the projects they will be pursuing this summer.

People’s Assembly in New York City, 2019

People’s Assembly in New York City, 2019

The Temple of Understanding participated in the recent People's Assembly in New York City, Sept 24- 25, 2019 as civil society gathered on the outskirts of the UN's General Assembly to raise our voices in unison.  The outcome document is a comprehensive call to action....

CSW63: Commission on the Status of Women

CSW63: Commission on the Status of Women

The Commission on the Status of Women in NYC is an incredible opportunity for connecting with others doing advocacy around the globe. So many of the sessions offer truly inspirational resources and are crucial for the systemic transformations we need.

TOU at the 2019 Commission on the Status of Women #CSW63

TOU at the 2019 Commission on the Status of Women #CSW63

This interactive panel will focus on pragmatic aspects of women’s empowerment and sustainable development. Speakers include Puerto Rican women working towards a citizen’s audit of the debt, a chaplain working on ratification of CEDAW in the US, and a former guerrilla now grandmother speaking on personal practices of peace.

TOU at the 2018 Parliament: Full Schedule of Events

TOU at the 2018 Parliament: Full Schedule of Events

Please join the Temple of Understanding at the 2018 Parliament of the World’s Religions for programs featuring our staff and UN colleagues, as well as environmental activist and food sovereignty advocate Dr. Vandana Shiva.

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