Interfaith Education

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.

Updates:

Standing Against the Muslim Ban

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.

Interfaith Service of Gratitude and Remembrance #CSW62

Interfaith Service of Gratitude and Remembrance #CSW62

Temple of Understanding, Parliament of the World’s Religions, NGO Committee on the Status of Women, World Peace Prayer Society,International Federation of Women in Legal Careers,United Religions Initiative, and United Methodist Women invite you to attend The Fourth Annual Interfaith Service of Gratitude and Remembrance.

World Interfaith Harmony Event in NYC, Feb. 7 2018

World Interfaith Harmony Event in NYC, Feb. 7 2018

World Interfaith Harmony Week is an official observance of the United Nations. It is based on the pioneering work of The Common Word initiative, which in 2007 called for Muslim and Christian leaders to engage in a dialogue based on two common religious Commandments: Love of God and Love of the Neighbor.

Religious NGOs on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – 12/11/2017

Religious NGOs on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – 12/11/2017

World Interfaith Harmony Week is an official observance of the United Nations. It is based on the pioneering work of The Common Word initiative, which in 2007 called for Muslim and Christian leaders to engage in a dialogue based on two common religious Commandments: Love of God and Love of the Neighbor.

World Interfaith Harmony Week: Feb 1-7, 2018

World Interfaith Harmony Week: Feb 1-7, 2018

The 2018 World Interfaith Harmony Week is coming! World Interfaith Harmony Week is an official observance of the United Nations. It is based on the pioneering work of The Common Word initiative, which in 2007 called for Muslim and Christian leaders to engage in a dialogue based on two common religious Commandments: Love of God and Love of the Neighbor.

Religious Actors Preventing Violence

Religious Actors Preventing Violence

The inaugural event was held during the July 2017 High Level Political Forum. The Temple of Understanding is proud that our board member Dr. Ephraim Isaac spoke at the September session, as the UN encourages broad stakeholder participation in this crucial initiative. His full address, which is offered below, focuses on personal experience of atrocity, and recommends art and music as part of the solution.

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