United in Action episodes will explore topics related to UN and Tzu Chi missions, shedding light on inequity and action.

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Filmed at Tzu Chi Center and in collaboration with the Tzu Chi Global Affairs Team, United in Action is an in-depth conversation between our host, Steve Chiu, and representatives from the United Nations community. 

For 30 minutes, we deep dive into topics included in Agenda 2030 from gender equality to climate action with two topic experts. Together they will explore topics aligned with Tzu Chi and the UN 2022 mission to: 

  • Improve lives and transform communities by eradicating poverty
  • Promote development
  • Uphold human rights

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Episode 8

Turning Faith Into Action for a Greener World

Faith has the potential to play a powerful part in our fight against the climate crisis. Whether it be fostering a sense of community, building our connection with the earth, or reminding us of a greater purpose, faith centers can reorient us, serving as a site for radical change and compassion.

On this episode of United in Action, Host Steve Chiu travels to Boston to speak with Dr. Marium Husain about the power inherent in faith groups and how it might be used to make a big difference. They’ll explore how we might mend our relationship with the natural realm and find humanity in one another to create not only the world we need, but the world we want

Join us for our episode on Tuesday, November 22nd, as we dig deep with Dr. Marium Husain, President of IMANA.

About Our Speaker

Dr. Marium Husain

Dr. Marium Husain, MD, MPH is a Hematology/Oncology Fellow at The Ohio State University James Comprehensive Cancer Center. She graduated from The Ohio State University College of Medicine and completed a residency in Internal Medicine. Dr. Husain has been working on community service projects in the Columbus area and abroad for the past 12 years. As the President of IMANA (Islamic Medical Association of North America), she has been working on public health education and domestic projects related to food insecurity, women’s health, reproductive health, and climate change. She has also traveled to Haiti, as part of IMANA Medical Relief, to help provide primary care at a rural clinic and raised money to build wells for clean water access.

Sarah Chu

In developing global partnership and managing humanitarian projects, Sarah Yu-Chia Chu focuses on helping people in need where disaster and emergency occur as senior project specialist in the Global Partnership Affairs Department (GPAD) of the Buddhist Tzu Chi Charity Foundation. Working closely with executives and the Board of Directors, she and her team respond to four interconnected challenges: the COVID-19 pandemic and the human rights it has imperiled; climate change; conflict and humanitarian crises; and faith community backsliding.  

Dallas Conyers

Rev. Dallas Conyers is a community health activist. Her work is centered in helping people be able to live out their creation purpose, with a healthy body, in a healthy environment. 

She leads intersectional conversations, workshops and panels on topics that include the intersection of Health, Faith, Environment, Justice, Climate,Equity, and Racism.

About Our Host

Steve Chiu is Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation’s Representative at the United Nations. In alignment with Tzu Chi’s work across all 17 Sustainable Development Goals, Steve works to build relationships, share best practices and develop programs with other organizations to make tangible impacts on the ground, with the mission of alleviating the suffering of those in need. With over 23 years of experience in community-based development and local interfaith partnership, Steve seeks to connect the importance of grassroots action to policies that are being developed on the international level.

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