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Report from TOU’s UN Main Rep, Grove Harris – May, 2015

Report from TOU’s UN Main Rep, Grove Harris – May, 2015

The Mining Working Group (MWG) at the UN is a coalition of NGOs, mainly religious, that are collaborating effectively to raise environmental issues at the UN. From overturning the extractive Industry model through a human rights approach, to the human right to water,...

TOU at the Connecting for Change Conference 2014

TOU at the Connecting for Change Conference 2014

The TOU will present panels on “Communities, Climate Change and Faith Traditions” and “The Spirit of Resilience: Art, Earth (Food! Body!) and Politics” at the 2014 Connecting for Change Conference in New Bedford, MA.

Religions for the Earth Conference

Religions for the Earth Conference

We are proud that Grove Harris, our representative to the United Nations, has been invited to particpate in the Religions for the Earth conference at Union Theological Seminary.

People’s Climate March, NYC

People’s Climate March, NYC

Members of the TOU will be participating in the largest climate march in history this September 21st in NYC. The People’s Climate March will pressure the United Nations towards more transformative action.

Fukushima: More to Come, and Informal Working Group

Fukushima: More to Come, and Informal Working Group

“I often don’t understand a painting’s process until a title reveals itself to me. This was especially true with ‘Fukushima: More to Come’. The piece was created more than 2 years after the disaster. The title actually shocked me as I remembered the situation and feeling of dread and hopelessness about the after effects of the nuclear poisoning that will spread and last into the future. In the painting there are the three containment units at the edge of the sea. There is the black ink traveling through the earth and out to sea like contaminated water. There is a orange sun that seems burdened and constrained by a wire netting. Are the blue circles the sad souls of people who have lost their piece of heaven on earth? Perhaps…”

Report on the 65th Annual DPI/NGO Conference Declaration

Report on the 65th Annual DPI/NGO Conference Declaration

The 65th Annual DPI/NGO Conference Declaration was adopted by the conference on August 29, 2014. The TOU’s Grove Harris participated on the drafting team that worked to incorporate contributions to the document over the days of the conference and create a statement that can be used to move the work towards a transformative agenda forward.

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