The Peace and Security of the Individual and the Planet: From Our Inner World to the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons
July 2, 2012
Hosted by Audrey E. Kitagawa
The living systems of the planet -- rainforests, oceans, and climate are threatened. There are over 20,000 nuclear weapons in the world today quietly ready, just as they were during the Cold War, to annihilate humanity many times over. How did we get here and how to we move to a safer, saner, more peaceful place. Jonathan Granoff is a tireless activist and a world leader for peace and security in all its dimensions. There are principles which apply to our inner lives, our personal social lives, and life amongst nations. Whether speaking before the US Congress or at the United Nations, writing a law review article, or sharing spiritual insights, he uses his incisive intellect and deep capacity to care to clarify and offer practical approaches to our most important challenges. Our inspiring dialogue will focus on our innate capacity to know, protect, love, and honor the sacredness of life, and the universal principles for achieving peace and security in all its dimensions.
Our Sacred Journey
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Our Sacred Journey will inspire others to share their love, compassion and kindness as a powerful way of actualizing the reality of the Divine in our daily lives. Our fascinating guests are global citizens who live and manifest their values, principles and ideals. You’ll hear the broad spectrum of life experiences that moved these passionate, courageous people through the hallways of such global institutions as the United Nations, to the villages in developing countries. We will discuss what it means to live as global citizens from the foundation of our inner spirituality, values and beliefs. Our potential to create a harmonious, cooperative present and future arising out of our own creativity and commitment to make valuable contributions to humanity will weave a beautiful tapestry of our sacred journey together.
Audrey E. Kitagawa
Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Audrey E. Kitagawa, is a cum laude graduate of the University of Southern California, and a graduate of Boston College Law School. She practiced law in Honolulu for twenty years. At the time of her retirement in 1996, Ms. Kitagawa had a Martindale-Hubbel AV rating, (i.e. highest rating for professional and ethical excellence in the legal profession).
She is President of the Light of Awareness International Spiritual Family, a nondenominational, ecumenical, spiritual community with broad global outreach. She is the former Advisor to the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary General for Children and Armed Conflict at the United Nations, and the former Vice President/Trustee of Council For A Parliament of The World’s Religions, one of the world’s largest conveners of communities of faith. She is currently a Founding Trustee of the New York City Peace Museum.
She has been enstooled into the royal family as the Nekoso Hemaa (i.e.Queen Mother of Development), of Ajiyamanti in Ghana, West Africa, and has a school named after her in her African name, the Nana Ode Anyankobea Junior Secondary School. She has published articles in World Affairs, The Journal of International Issues. She has authored chapters for three books, and has been listed in Who's Who of American Law, Who's Who of American Women, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World, and Prominent People of Hawaii.