"Care for the soil and the soul needs to be extended to include care for society." Satish Kumar
The significant problems we face cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them. -Albert Einstein
"What we most need to do is to hear within us the sounds of the Earth crying." Thich Nhat Hanh
"Creation is the primary and most perfect revelation of the Divine." Thomas Aquinas
"The Earth is alive, we live in and through her, and as we are in her keeping, so is she in ours." Pir Zia Inayat Khan
"The greening of the self involves a combining of the mystical with the pragmatic, transcending separateness, alienation, and fragmentation." Joanna Macy

66 Interfaith Visionaries who came together in 2010 for the TOU’s 50th Anniversary are now prepared for service to the UN and other world bodies by offering moral resources to clarify decision making on all aspects of creating a green economy. They represent dozens of faiths, beliefs, and cultures, including those of non-western societies. This group will convene around the four other projects in the US and abroad before the UN Conference on Sustainable Development in June 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The objective is to raise the ethical dimensions of the need for concrete actions to rectify a swiftly deteriorating world environment.

 

Meet some of the Interfaith Visionaries:

 

Dr. Paul Knitter

Dr. Mary Evelyn Tucker

Rev. Canon Sally Bingham

Karen Armstrong

Jay Banerjei

Molly Banerjei

Dr. Josef Boehle

Rev. Dr. Marcus Braybrooke

Dr. Patrice Brodeur

Simon Cohen

Rev. Dirk Ficca

Dr. John Allen Grim

Dharma Master Hsin Tao

Rev. Fletcher Harper

Imam Khalid Latif

Dr. Daniel Martin

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf

Rabbi Lawrence Troster

Master Cheng Yen

Rev. Dr. Franklin E. Vilas