The 65th Annual DPI/NGO Conference Declaration was adopted by the conference on August 29, 2014. It is paired with a Resource Document that gives additional background on a wide range of topics of concern.
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.
The Temple of Understanding participated in two workshops at the recent DPI/NGO conference by co-sponsoring and speaking at them. The first, “Ethical and Spiritual Values and Sustainable Development Goals,” discussed the practical and spiritual efforts of many interfaith organizations towards a transformative agenda. The second was an intergeneration discussion entitled “How Can a Global Ethic Contribute to the Post 2015 Sustainable Development Goals?”, which covered the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the 1993 Parliament Declaration “Towards a Global Ethic”, the Earth Charter and more.