Ecological Justice

The Temple of Understanding has been advocating for environmental justice for more than a decade, walking the talk about Interfaith values and our climate emergency. Most of our programs pursue eco-justice, and we engage on the local levels where we live. Currently, we are offering a monthly dialogue series among our other work.

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Reflections on the Commission on Sustainable Development

Reflections on the Commission on Sustainable Development

The Final Earth Negotiation Bulletin reports the failure of the latest Commission on Sustainable Development. It cites numerous causes of the disaster – overemphasis on the environment to the exclusion of social and economic concerns, the absence of finance ministers who are replaced by environmentalists representing governments, the absence of enforcement conditions for CSD -17, and, above all, a politicized debating format leading to language refinement but not to action.

2011 Is the International Year of Forests

2011 Is the International Year of Forests

Forests are the most biologically-diverse ecosystems on land, home to more than half of the terrestrial species of animals, plants and insects. Forests also provide shelter, jobs and security for forest-dependent populations. Yet despite all of these priceless ecological, economic, social and health benefits, we are destroying the very forests we need to survive.

Report: Summit on the Millennium Development Goals

Report: Summit on the Millennium Development Goals

The MDGs adopted by the United Nations Millennium Declaration in 2000 committed nations to a new global partnership to reduce extreme poverty with timebound targets to be accomplished by 2015.

Eco-Justice Now, by Joan Kirby, RSCJ

Eco-Justice Now, by Joan Kirby, RSCJ

Because the world’s richest nations have contributed more to climate change, we have a greater responsibility to take action – and to do it quickly. It is time to cry out for ecojustice.

Nuclear Abolition, Sustainable Development, and Human Rights

Nuclear Abolition, Sustainable Development, and Human Rights

Ibrahim Abdil-Mu’id Ramey’s plenary address to the International Civil Society Conference on nuclear
abolition, sustainable development, and human rights was attended by some 1,200 disarmament
activists from around the world.

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