The Future of the World's Religions
December 29, 2016
Hosted by Dr. Kurt Johnson, with Ben Bowler, Doug King and our Correspondents
What happens to the world's religions as we become a global and multi-cultural civilization? Worldwide, traditional boundaries of all kinds are obviously breaking down. In this episode, prominent voices from across the world's religious and spiritual traditions discuss this uncertain future. First, Doug King of Presence.tv and Angie Thurston of Harvard Divinity School discuss the future “trans-narrative” that could eventually emerge from our worldwide mix of thousands of historical traditions. The conversation is then joined by Drs. Andrew Vidich, Darrol Bryant, and Kabir Helminski--prominent interfaith leaders and writers. They assess the possibilities of an emergent global consensus about religion based on shared principles, both in concepts and behavior. Together again, the commentators then discuss current global trends toward religious disaffiliation, emerging interfaith and interspiritual spirituality, and the pervasive yearning today for meaningful and authentic community.
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In a world inevitably going global and multicultural, what becomes of religions and spirituality? What becomes of activism towards real global change? In THE CONVERGENCE, global Interspiritual pioneer and scientist Dr. Kurt Johnson joins interfaith leaders Ben Bowler of Australia and Doug King of America in engaging women and men who are inspiring leaders and change agents around our world. 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 and what are the technologies and cosmologies creating a world that can work for everyone? If you are concerned for our world's future and sincere about your commitments to bold and world-serving ideas, you'll want to tune in to The Convergence on the VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel.
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.