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Legal Mechanisms to Eradicate Poverty – Presentation by Grove Harris

Legal Mechanisms to Eradicate Poverty – Presentation by Grove Harris

So much is interconnected in all the sustainable development goals, and the eradication of poverty requires efforts on many fronts.  My colleague Winifred Doherty has laid out efforts within the UN over years, with treaties and agreements.  Our convener Denise Scotto has affirmed the value of action from all. We each can act, and act now. All of the Temple of Understanding’s work contributes towards a common welfare where we all have enough.

Legal Mechanisms to Eradicate Poverty, Feb. 7, 2018 in NYC

Legal Mechanisms to Eradicate Poverty, Feb. 7, 2018 in NYC

The International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) and The International Federation of Women in Legal Careers (FIFCJ) invite you to a conversation concerning Legal Mechanisms to Eradicate Poverty & Achieve Sustainable Development

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.

2018 NYC Women’s March

2018 NYC Women’s March

The 2018 NYC Women’s March started with those converging on the subway, where the city is doing its part to promote supportive roles for men.

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.

Gender Action Plan Integrates Gender Issues into Climate Policies at COP23

Gender Action Plan Integrates Gender Issues into Climate Policies at COP23

Women of Faith Speaking to Structural Change:Empowering Rural WomenThis panel will address systemic problems and solutions that impact rural women and their urban counterparts. Access to education, to decent food, to land and other resources, including safety and respect, profoundly impact women’s enjoyment of human rights. The roots of sex trafficking, of violence against women, and the threats to (and murder of) women frontline human and environmental rights defenders are “cross-cutting” concerns; the panel will focus on solutions and solidarity.

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.

Hindu priests are now helping to combat child marriage in Nepal

Hindu priests are now helping to combat child marriage in Nepal

Imagine your birth certificate being the only thing that can stop you from becoming a child bride. A piece of paper that could change the course of your life.In Nepal, a girl’s cheena, or astrological chart, is playing a crucial role in deterring her from being married off before she reaches adulthood.

Spiritual Leaders Deliver Interfaith Climate Declaration at COP23 – By Bicycle

Spiritual Leaders Deliver Interfaith Climate Declaration at COP23 – By Bicycle

The COP23 Interfaith Climate Statement on Sustainable Lifestyle, entitled Walk Gently on Earth (Download Here), represents a shared assertion by religious leaders globally that widespread sustainable behavior change is required if global temperature rise is to meet the targets established by the Paris Climate Agreement. 

New Water Justice Guides

New Water Justice Guides

The report highlights the impacts decades of trade agreements have had on global freshwater supplies and on the human rights  to water and sanitation. It warns of the dire consequences of a new generation of trade agreements and calls for a drastically different trade regime that would protect people and the environment.

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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