December 22, 2023
Hosted by Dr. Kurt Johnson, with Ben Bowler, Doug King and our Correspondents

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This VoiceAmerica Special points to, and shares from, an important international event of the esteemed Galileo Commission, Dec. 29-30, 2023, featuring contributors to the important new book THE GREAT UPSHIFT: HUMANITY’S COMING ADVANCE TOWARD PEACE AND HARMONY ON THE PLANET, “Roadmaps for Planetary Activists” ( by two-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee Ervin Laszlo and David Lorimer, Chair of the Galileo Commission. The Galileo Commission was founded in 2017 to expand the worldview of science. Ninety advisors representing thirty universities worldwide published the well known GALILEO COMMISSION REPORT, which is available in both academic and general public versions: BEYOND A MATERIALIST WORLDVIEW—TOWARDS AN EXPANDED SCIENCE. Contributors to THE GREAT UPSHIFT agree: "We have reached a historic turning point -- a 'point of bifurcation' at which we must find new ways to upshift our individual and collective consciousness to ensure the desired resolution of the world’s crises. The Great Upshift offers roadmaps for all of us to do this.” This vital book is a compendium of insights into solutions for our world, troubled by climate change, conflict, and unsustainable conditions and calls for our conscious participation in universal values of love and care that we all share-- and which point us toward a world that works for all. David Lorimer cohosts this VoiceAmerica Special, hosting first Ervin Laszlo and then, in order of appearance: Ben Bowler of UNITY EARTH and three time Nautilus Award Winner Dr. Robert Atkinson speaking about this December program and also a February 2024 event with Lazslo, Lorimer and other guests entitled” Awakening to Humanity’s Sacred Mission, An International Symposium and Call to Action”, February 9-11, 2024. This Symposium will also be featured here on VoiceAmerica. Then follow discussions with six noted contributors to THE GREAT UPSHIFT— renowned authors and influencers Jude Currivan, Anneloes Smitsman, Charles Eisenstein, Natalie Zeituny, Alfredo de Zayas and Bruce Lipton. Kurt Johnson hosts for VoiceAmerica. Websites to follow for announced upcoming events: December 2023-- Galileo Commission:; Laszlo Institute for New Paradigm Research:; February 2024: the above and UNITY EARTH:; Evolutionary Leaders:; Light on Light:; and the Facebook Pages for all of these organizations.

The Convergence

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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, 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, World Weavers and UDAY. Doug King is a founder of 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.

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