The Temple of Understanding Affirms the Paris Agreement
The Temple of Understanding, one of the oldest interfaith organizations in North America, stands with our many partners, the Parliament of World Religions, faith leaders of all traditions, corporations, universities and concerned citizens in
condemning President's Trump's unconscionable action pulling out of the Paris Agreement. We will continue to work towards a sustainable future in our towns and cities regardless of the lack of support from our misinformed US government leadership.
In his recent sermon "Defiant Hope," Rev. Dr. Jim Antal (UCC) writes:
Defiant hope believes that we are called by God to change what appears to be inevitable, and that God has given us everything we need to engage. [...] So our first task is to end this silence. And it turns out that the biggest predictor of people's willingness to take action to defend creation is whether they are in regular contact with others who believe and act like them. In other words, by breaking our silence and sharing our views and values with others, we will empower one another to take action.