Our Moment of Choice: Atlas Shrugged or Atlas Hugged? Part 1
March 26, 2021
Hosted by Dr. Kurt Johnson, with Ben Bowler, Doug King and our Correspondents
These VoiceAmerica Specials, 1 & 2, feature major global Thought Leaders discussing "OUR MOMENT OF CHOICE: ATLAS SHRUGGED OR ATLAS HUGGED?", the historic choice between the iconic Ayn Rand message of radical individualism, selfishness, tribalism and competition in ATLAS SHRUGGED and that of synergy and cooperation visioned in ATLAS HUGGED, a novel by celebrated evolutionary biologist Dr. David Sloan Wilson. Guests include (1) David Sloan Wilson, David Korten (THE GREAT TURNING), Mark Gerzon and Ben Rehki (the major film THE REUNITED STATES OF AMERICA), (2) Duane Elgin (CHOOSING EARTH), Jude Currivan (WHOLE WORLD-VIEW), Terry Patten (NEW REPUBLIC OF THE HEART), Anne-Marie Voorhoeve (THE HAGUE CENTER), and story-experts Lynnaea Lumbard & Teana David with the editors of OUR MOMENT OF CHOICE, Robert Atkinson, Kurt Johnson, Deborah Moldow, an AMAZON #1 book, on EVOLUTIONARY VISIONS AND HOPE FOR THE FUTURE. See atlashugged.world, prosocial.world, reunitedstates.tv, and ourmomentofchoice.com
Archives Available on VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel
We have not seen a moment in history quite like this one. It is a moment of choice to support an evolutionary leap. In a world inevitably going global and multicultural, we can choose to live by a consciousness of wholeness, to co-create a collective vision of a just, peaceful, and flourishing world, to nurture authentic relationships, to build vibrant and compassionate communities working together to uplift all, and to join hands in building a better world. On THE CONVERGENCE, VoiceAmerica host Dr. Kurt Johnson is joined by global thought leaders from The Evolutionary Leaders Circle, and other global change-makers, in this inspiring series of radio and video presentations-- “Humanity’s Moment of Choice”. Spiritual and cultural leaders, sacred and secular activists, scientists, artists, writers, economists, politicians and even shamans join in this discussion of a world trying to wake up and grow up. What is at stake today and what are the technologies and cosmologies creating a world that can work for everyone? If you are concerned for our world's future you'll want to tune in to The Convergence on the VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel. See more at https://www.evolutionaryleaders.net/, a project of The Source of Synergy Foundation.
Dr. Kurt Johnson, with Ben Bowler, Doug King and our Correspondents
Dr. Kurt Johnson is a well-known scientist who is also a founder of the world's Interspiritual Movement. Author of the influential book The Coming Interspiritual Age and two bestselling books in popular science, he joins Australian interfaith leader Ben Bowler and American integral thinker Doug King in welcoming women and men from around the world to discuss change, and the ideas driving change worldwide today.
With expertise in evolutionary science, comparative culture and religion, and even mysticism, Kurt serves on diverse international boards and committees across the world service community. These include The Interspiritual Network, One Spirit Interfaith Seminary, Friends of the Institute of Noetic Science, Gaiafield, The Evolutionary Leaders, Forum 21 Institute, The National Ethical Service, Self Care to Earth Care, Community of The Mystic Heart, and the United Nations NGO committees on Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns and The International Yoga Day. Ordained in a half dozen spiritual traditions he brings a broad firsthand knowledge of world spirituality.
Ben Bowler founded 1God.com, World Weavers and UDAY. Doug King is a founder of Presence.tv and certified in Spiral Dynamics and integral thought. With Kurt's over two hundred technical publications and books in ecology and evolutionary science they and their global guests weekly bring a profound expertise in the future of religion and spirituality and the spectrum of global change.