Join us online for the CSW
This year’s UN Commission on the Status of Women will be held virtually.  This year’s themes are leadership and ending violence against women. The Temple of Understanding will be sponsoring two parallel events:  
Please join us on Thursday 18 March 1:30-3:00pm ET for

Save the date for the 7th Annual Interfaith Service of Remembrance and Gratitude, Friday 23 March 4:00pm ET
UN Environmental Assembly Urges Action Now 
UNEA5-1 met virtually Feb 22-23, 2021 to address the triple planetary crises of climate change, nature loss and pollution. The meeting of over 12,000 attendees included representatives of Member States and civil society. The successful leadership dialogues culminated in a set of outcomes geared towards moving the work forward.  Links to the entire event, including outcomes and a contribution by the Temple of Understanding, are available on our blog post, UNEA-5: act now to tackle planetary crises.
"Keeping Up the Pressure" towards COP26
The Parliament of the World’s Religions (PWR) hosted a seminar on the role of faith communities in COP26, the UN Climate Change Conference. Speakers included high-level strategists with advice on activism in advance. The national positions will be largely settled before the meeting, so the time to influence with moral advocacy is now. The recording of “Keeping up the Pressure” is available online.

Explore the PWR Climate Commitments map online to learn of projects and current activism.  Add yours!
UN Panel: End financial abuses to save people and planet
“New York, 25 February – Governments can finance critical action on extreme poverty, COVID-19 and the climate crisis and by recovering the billions of dollars lost through tax abuse, corruption and money-laundering, says a UN panel. The High-Level Panel on International Financial Accountability, Transparency and Integrity for Achieving the 2030 Agenda (FACTI Panel) is calling on governments to agree to a Global Pact for Financial Integrity for Sustainable Development.”
Indigenous Voices on Eco Justice
Please enjoy these recordings of the wisdom of these respected Indigenous leaders speaking on the climate emergency from our ECO JUSTICE FOR ALL series and from FORUM2020.

Help the Children of the Shawi People of Peru
Eda Zavala Lopez, keynote speaker from FORUM2020, has reached out to the Temple of Understanding to seek help with emergency funds during Covid-19 for the children of the Shawi People. Lopez is an Indigenous Peruvian anthropologist, sociologist, shaman and wisdom keeper. She has been working to secure the homeland of and opportunities for the Shawi for the last 7 years and is instrumental in their success. Donated funds and resources are stewarded by Eda for medical treatment and supplies. Donate Here.
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