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Dr Karan Singh receives Saint Dnyaneshwara World Peace Prize

Dr Karan Singh receives Saint Dnyaneshwara World Peace Prize

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1572451686802{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}"]The Temple of Understanding is proud to acknowledge the award received by Dr. Karan Singh, International Chair of the Temple of Understanding-...

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....

NYC Climate Strike Huge Success

NYC Climate Strike Huge Success

The youth-led climate strike in NYC on Friday September 20th was huge, inspiring, urgent and determined. Many of our faith based colleagues from the UN community were there, amidst the crowd of mostly young people.

JLI Climate Change Webinars

JLI Climate Change Webinars

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.

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 UN Rep Grove Harris in The Interfaith Observer

TOU UN Rep Grove Harris in The Interfaith Observer

I attended the 2012 UN convening in Rio de Janeiro where Dr. Shiva spoke for the Temple of Understanding for the first time, beginning a trajectory of work with the faith community. I was on a panel myself and remember a young colleague’s point that all our talk of sustainability was off the mark.

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