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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.

2018 Parliament of the World’s Religions Report

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.

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.

TOU at the 2018 Parliament of the World’s Religions

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.

Toward a Greener Attica: Preserving the Planet and Protecting its People

Toward a Greener Attica: Preserving the Planet and Protecting its People

The Temple of Understanding’s Executive Director Alison Van Dyk and Representative to the United Nations Grove Harris were honored to be invited to participate in the Green Attica Symposium. The symposium brought together 200 diverse thought leaders, including theologians, scientists, political and business leaders, activists, and journalists from around the globe.

Multilateralism in the Temple of Understanding: Presentation by Grove Harris

Multilateralism in the Temple of Understanding: Presentation by Grove Harris

The Temple of Understanding is one of the oldest interfaith organizations, founded with a mission of building peace among all the world’s religions.  Our multilateralism is built into our current operating structure, where we work in multifaith and interfaith and secular coalitions. 

Meet the 2018 Temple of Understanding Summer Interns!

Meet the 2018 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.

Citizens’ Debt Audit for Puerto Rico

Citizens’ Debt Audit for Puerto Rico

Organizers write that “Citizens debt audits have been conducted in over 18 countries, including Brazil, France and Argentina, and these audits have produced concrete results without government participation. “Their brochure lists irregularities and illegalities, including violations of the constitution, conflict of interest, excessive profiting, false representation, omission of risk factors and lack of legal authorization.

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.

#CSW62 – 2018 Commission on the Status of Women

#CSW62 – 2018 Commission on the Status of Women

The experience of coming to CSW is empowering for many women. Louisa Eikhomun, the Executive Director of Echoes of Women in Africa, writes in detail of her experience, and commends Women Thrive Alliance for making it possible for grassroots women to attend and raise their concerns. 

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