Our recent programs demonstrate our long-standing model of interfaith education and engagement.
FORUM2021- Sacred Food, Blessed Earth
Sacred Food ~ Blessed Earth explored the ancient, respectful, and regenerative ways of farming practices and our spiritual relationship to food by focusing on the Earth as an interconnected web of life.
A moral and spiritual voice is essential in the transition away from the industrialized, fossil fuel and chemical-intensive, global agriculture system which is degrading our Earth, contributing to the climate crisis and to the extinction of species, as well as creating severe health issues for all living beings.
The replay is available HERE.
FORUM2020- Science, Spirituality, the Climate Emergency and Our Future
FORUM2020 held Oct 16, 2020, & the Global Interfaith Prayer Service for the Earth held Oct 17, 2020, were proudly held on the occasion of the 60th Anniversary of the Temple of Understanding. World religious and spiritual visionaries, Indigenous leaders, scientists, and youth environmental activists came together to address the urgency of the climate crisis with strategies for inspired collective action.
Watch the replay HERE.
Listen to the speaker interviews HERE.
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...
2018 Parliament of the World’s Religions Report
The Temple of Understanding greatly enjoyed connecting with colleagues and friends at this year’s Parliament of the World’s Religions in Toronto, Ontario. We are especially proud to have worked with environmental activist and food sovereignty advocate Dr. Vandana Shiva at her second Parliament.
Interfaith Education Programs
As a leader in interfaith education for over 50 years, the Temple of Understanding creates programs to address the new challenges of an interconnected, global society.
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.
TOU at the 2018 Parliament of the World’s Religions
The Temple of Understanding is thrilled to be presenting four programs, collaborating on another, and having our representative to the UN speak at still two more programs at the upcoming Parliament of the World’s Religions in Toronto, November 1-7, 2018.
Standing Against the Muslim Ban
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.