CSVGC-NY April General Meeting
25 April, 12:30-2:30PM
at UN Foundation 801 Second Avenue,
9th Flr. Arthur Ross Conference
CSVGC-NY Business & The Ethical Foundation
for Sustainable Action
Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr. Kurt Johnson
INEVITABLE GLOBALIZATION AND MULTICULTURALISM--THE CHALLENGE FOR RELIGIONShttp://issuu.com/yorkmin/docs/the_coming_interspiritual_age_archive_edition?
According to the influential book The Coming Interspiritual Age (Kurt Johnson and David Robert interspiritual movements are the natural response of our world's religions to the ongoing globalization and multiculturalism. The question is "what will globalization and multiculturalism will the world's religions be an asset, or a liability, in this inevitable process"?
Every aspect of international life (governance, economics, religion, science, etc.) is reacting globalization. Do the high moral and ethical values inherent in the spirituality of all the world's potential pivotal role in this process? If so, how do the world's religions emphasize this aspect and not those that could add further to global competition and conflict?
Resources: over forty global leaders weigh in on this question at www.tinyurl.com/interspiritual magazine discussing the book The Coming Interspiritual Age.
CSVGC-NY 2013 Week of Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns, magazine discussing the book The Coming Interspiritual Age. CSVGC-NY 2013 Week of Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns, "Spirit of the UN" - Ten Years Perspective: Sustainable Spirituality at the United October and Award Ceremony, Monday, 21 October at the UN Church Center, 2nd Flr.
Over 1000 civil society participants participated in the World Interfaith Harmony Event sponsored by the World Peace Prayer Society. This event was convened by the President of the General Assembly Mr Vuk Jeremic to honor World Interfaith Harmony Week and was inaugurated by Jordan. Under Secretary-‐General Jan Eliassan represented Secretary-‐General Ban ki Moon. Eleven major religious traditions delivered 30 second affirmations of belief and commitment to inter-‐ religious peace from their own faith perspectives. They were Indigenous, Baha'I, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Humanist, Jain, Jew, Muslim, Sikh and Zororastrian. Ethical Culture through National Ethical Service represented the Humanist Affirmation. Lucy Schmitz, NES Youth representative delivered the address from the podium. Lucy, member of Ethical Society of Essex County is a Youth Intern with National Ethical Service.
We believe in the promise of humanity to reach a new age, where all together seek the way of the common good.
We affirm the absolute worth of each person no matter one's circumstance or station; no matter one's race, orientation, or creed; no matter one's abilities or needs.
We affirm each person's obligation to express this intrinsic worth through intentions and actions that foster global harmony.
We believe that it is our human duty to build civilization into a culture of peace, united and diverse, yet one.
Advancing the work of former CPWR Board Member, Bro. Wayne Teasdale, The Coming Interspiritual Age, by Dr. Kurt Johnson and David Robert Ord [released January 8]
Explores themes of oneness, unity, and diversity on a world-wide scale. Forecasting a global shift toward spiritual consciousness, the authors unwrap an evolving makeup of religious communities to showcase how new forms of personal identity and scientific contexts in religion are creating a collective interspirituality.
Endorsing figures comprise Ken Wilber, Pir Zia Inayat Khan, Matthew Fox, Richard Rohr, Paul F. Knitter, Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, Andrew Harvey Ashok Gangadean, Yasuhiko Kimura, Charles Gibbs, Nancy Roof, Aster Patel, and more than forty more.
This title is currently placing among Amazon's top ten new releases of religious publications and will be available shortly for orders outside the United States.
In the aftermath of Storm Sandy, Sylvain Ehrenfeld co-author of articles "From the UN" discusses Climate Change. Go to From the UN, lead story.
United Nations High Level Forum on The Culture of Peace. 14 September 2012 from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm at the UN General Assembly Hall, UN Headquarters, New York This day-long, first-ever General Assembly High Level Forum was a public opportunity for the UN member states, UN system entities, civil society including NGOs, media, private sector and all others interested in discussing on the ways and means to promote the Culture of Peace. The implementation of the UN Programme of Action on Culture of Peace adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1999 was a special focus. Convened by President of the General Assembly H.E. Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, the Forum had an opening ceremony, when the President and Secretary-General spoke.
Two panel discussions followed. The day ended with a closing session. To view the webcast: http://www.unmultimedia.org/tv/webcast/c/dpi-ngo-briefing.html