Peace and Conscious Activism
January 5, 2017
Hosted by Dr. Kurt Johnson, with Ben Bowler, Doug King and our Correspondents
Philip M. Hellmich, Director of Peace at The Shift Network (www.theshiftnetwork.com) and author of God and Conflict welcomes James O'Dea and Emily Hine for this episode on Peace and Conscious Activism. They highlight the exponential growth of approaches to peace, from inner peace to international peace-building and across multiple sectors of society. One of the most exciting areas that is emerging is “conscious activism.” James O’Dea is the author of The Conscious Activist: Where Mysticism Meets Activism. In this conversation we hear from James about the inner spiritual rigors of engaging in the world as an effective peace-builder. Emily Hine then discusses how mindfulness and compassion practices are a cornerstone for becoming a conscious activist. Philip, James and Emily continue with highlights of peace building work around the world, especially emphasizing the work of The Shift Network with their Summer of Peace and World Peace Library programs.
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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.