2016  United  Nations  Co mmission  on  the  Status  of  Women

The Parliament of the World's Religions, Temple of Understanding
and United Religions Initiative invite you to attend
An Interfaith Service of Gratitude and Remembrance
Friday, March 18, 2016
6:15 - 7:30 PM
Church Center for the United Nations, Chapel
44th Street and First Avenue
Join us in remembering those who have gone before us and who continue to inspire our lives, as we pray and share their stories to carry their courage and commitment forward.
There will be a time to remember Sr. Joan Kirby and others who have passed during this year.
You may bring a photo or memento of someone special to you to place on the altar.
Rev. Dr. Anne Benvenuti, Parliament of the World's Religions
Rev. Dionne Boissiere, Chaplain of the Church Center for the United Nations
Allison Fast, Women of Spirit and Faith
Grove Harris, MDiv., The Temple of Understanding
Rev. Deborah Moldow, The World Peace Prayer Society
Dr. Kusumita Pedersen, Interfaith Center of New York
Denise Scotto, Esq., International Yoga Day Committee
Alison Van Dyk, The Temple of Understanding
Monica Willard, United Religions Initiative
"When I dare to be powerful - to use my strength in the service of my vision - then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid." - Audre Lorde

The  Temple  of  Understanding  presents

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

Friday  March  18,  2016  8:30  AM
Salvation  Army  Auditorium   221  E    52nd  St.  NYC

Th is panel will explore access to healthy food as a lens for  understanding the interconnections of all our e quity and sustainability  issues Ensuring sustainable food for all is both a practical and a moral effort; faith communities have long been  committed   to this . Access to decent   food  is  a cross cutting issue  through all  the Sustainable Development Goals; it touches on justice, sovereignty,  health, climat change, water, economy, faith and world peace, and women' s leadership  in all these arenas .

Panelists will reflect on specific strategies towards food sovereignty for all, as well as what sustains them in their work, both in literal food and spirit. Join us to discuss how meeting this most basic human need can illuminate a path towards a healthier and more just future.

Chantal Line Carpentier, Chief, New York UNCTAD    
Kirtrina BaxterOrganizer, Farmer, Black  Dirt  Farm Collective
Nina Simons, Cofounder of Bioneers
Jen  Kopec, Intuitive Healer, Consciousness in Food and Body
Grove Harris, Main Rep to the UN, Temple of Understanding
UNCTAD New York | Mining Working Group | Parliament of  World's Religions
Feminist Task Force |  Bioneers | Temple of Understanding

Temple of Understanding
777 UN Plaza, 3E
New York, NY 10017