In Memoriam

Thomas Berry (1914 – 2009)

Thomas Berry (1914 – 2009)

Thomas Berry, Environmentalist, Priest, Eco-Theologian, passed away early on the morning of June 1st, 2009 at Wellspring home in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Dr. Suheil Badi Bushrui (1929 – 2015)

Dr. Suheil Badi Bushrui (1929 – 2015)

The Temple of Understanding is deeply grateful for the service of Dr. Suheil Badi Bushrui on our Council of Trustees. Dr. Bushrui was a peacemaker and scholar.

Ibrahim Abdul Mu’id Ramey (1949 – 2015)

Ibrahim Abdul Mu’id Ramey (1949 – 2015)

The Temple of Understanding is deeply grateful for the service of Dr. Suheil Badi Bushrui on our Council of Trustees. Dr. Bushrui was a peacemaker and scholar.

Joan Kirby, RSCJ (1926 – 2015)

Joan Kirby, RSCJ (1926 – 2015)

In 1994, Sister Kirby found her true passion when she became the director of the Temple of Understanding (TOU) in New York, an interfaith organization affiliated with the United Nations.

Nelson Mandela (1918 – 2013)

Nelson Mandela (1918 – 2013)

The members of the Temple of Understanding are deeply saddened by the passing of Nelson Mandela, the South African anti-apartheid and peace activist.

Tonya Gonnella Frichner (1947 – 2015)

Tonya Gonnella Frichner (1947 – 2015)

The Temple of Understanding honors the life of Tonya Gonnella Frichner, an Indigenous peoples advocate and citizen of the Onondaga Nation, who served on our Council of Trustees.

Wangari Muta Maathai (1940 – 2011)

Wangari Muta Maathai (1940 – 2011)

The Temple of Understanding Board of Trustees is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of a great leader of the International Environmental Movement, and a Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Wangari Muta Maathai.

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