The Temple of Understanding
in collaboration with Marble Collegiate Church present
FORUM2022 Science, Spirituality, Solidarity:
Weaving Interconnections for Change
FORUM2022 is a call to action on the global crisis facing humanity and all life on planet Earth. Connecting the variable causes of the climate crisis, our speakers bring together ancient wisdom and modern science to address this time of severe destruction, with positive and effective solutions.
Our dialogue keynote speaker, Dr. Vandana Shiva writes, “Earth Democracy’s success concerns not just the fate and well-being of all humans, but all beings on Earth. It is not about the next protest or the next world social forum ⎯ it is about what we do in-between. It addresses the global in our everyday lives and creates change globally by making change locally. The changes may appear small, but they can be exponential in impact. They are about nature’s evolution and our human potential.”
Dr. Shiva’s dialogue partner, Bill McKibben, Co-founder of 350org, expresses in his book, Falter, “The fight over climate change is ultimately not an argument about infrared absorption in the atmosphere, but about power and money and justice. Given that industry has most of that money and hence most of that power, it usually wins - unless, of course, a movement arises, one capable of changing hearts as well as minds.”
FORUM2022 presents an overview of the many ways climate change is affecting our planet and how each of us individually and collectively can impact current industrial and governmental practices and policies to bring about the rapid restoration of our biosphere. Our presenters from diverse fields such as religion, science, agriculture, ancient and indigenous wisdom, the arts and more, expand upon our intimate relationship with the environment and emphasize the interconnectedness of all life.
Thank you kindly to our FORUM2022 Co-sponsors: Interfaith Center of New York, Interfaith Power and Light, Islamic Society of North America, Laudato Si’ Movement, Parliament of the World’s Religions, World Interfaith Network.