Sustainability

Food Sovereignty, Women & Sustainability: The Roots of System Change

Food Sovereignty, Women & Sustainability: The Roots of System Change

Panelists reflected from their diverse perspectives on specific strategies towards food sovereignty for all, as well as what sustains them in their work, both in literal food and in spirit. Meeting this most basic human need can illuminate a path towards a healthier and more just future.

Women’s Human Rights and the SDGs (HLPF 2017)

Women’s Human Rights and the SDGs (HLPF 2017)

In July 2017, a second set of countries presented their progress on the SDGs to the United Nations. Civil society (NGOs and other nonprofits) raised concerns on many fronts, including the shrinking space for diverse people’s voices, the degree of progress, and the rise in attacks on front line human rights defenders around the globe. The Temple of Understanding worked with the Women’s Major Group, mourning the deadly violence against women human rights defenders.

Chung Hyun Kyung on Eco-feminism and Earth Spiritualities

Chung Hyun Kyung on Eco-feminism and Earth Spiritualities

Chung Hyun Kyung is a lay theologian of the Presbyterian Church of Korea and a dharma teacher at the Kwan Eum Zen School in New York City. She defines herself as a “salimist” (Korean Eco-feminist) from the Korean word “salim,” which means “making things alive.”

Piper Dumont on the Edible Churchyard

Piper Dumont on the Edible Churchyard

The Edible Churchyard is Union Theological Seminary’s initiative to re-imagine churchyards and rooftops as gardens to revitalize communities, reclaim food-based knowledge, and nourish the land and our bodies.

RIO+20 – Interfaith Response to Sustainable Development

RIO+20 – Interfaith Response to Sustainable Development

What does religion have to do with sustainable development? Religions help people shape their worldview and and act on their values. The Interfaith Consortium for Ecological Civilization works toward the transformation of consciousness needed to make necessary life-style changes to assure sustainability.

Reflections on the Commission on Sustainable Development

Reflections on the Commission on Sustainable Development

The Final Earth Negotiation Bulletin reports the failure of the latest Commission on Sustainable Development. It cites numerous causes of the disaster – overemphasis on the environment to the exclusion of social and economic concerns, the absence of finance ministers who are replaced by environmentalists representing governments, the absence of enforcement conditions for CSD -17, and, above all, a politicized debating format leading to language refinement but not to action.

Nuclear Abolition, Sustainable Development, and Human Rights

Nuclear Abolition, Sustainable Development, and Human Rights

Ibrahim Abdil-Mu’id Ramey’s plenary address to the International Civil Society Conference on nuclear
abolition, sustainable development, and human rights was attended by some 1,200 disarmament
activists from around the world.

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