Kay Dundorf, former President of Riverdale Society for Ethical Culture, has served as Treasurer for the organization, since 2008. During her tenure, the Rose L Walker Fund has grown to over $70,000 and is now served with a Finance Committee from three different Societies in the movement. At the UN, where she holds a permanent pass, she was elected to the Executive Council of the CONGO Committee Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns. She is an active member in the civil society coalition of United for a Culture of Peace and The Spiritual Caucus.
Dr. Sylvain Ehrenfeld is an International Humanist and Ethical Union Representative to the UN.
View Dr. Ehrenfeld's articles on the From The Un page.
Martha has served as Main Representative for National Ethical Service since l997. She has participated ( NGO Observer Status) at the 4th World Conference on Women in Beijing, China, the World Conference on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, SA, and the COP17 Conference on Climate Change in Durban, SA. She co-presented with Kurt Johnson at the Parliament of World Religions in Barcelona. NES continues its work at the UN on the Sub-Committee for the Elimination of Racism, Zenophobia and all Forms of Discrimination, the Working Group on non-violence for LGBT's, on the Committee Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns, United for a Culture of Peace, Faith and Ethics Based Network on The International Criminal Court, The Spiritual Caucus and Committee on Religions. Her vision is to celebrate the emergence of the human collective determined to live in "right relationship with self, others, other cultures, all life, and the greater whole of which we are all a part." (par.16, The Earth Charter)
Dr. Kurt Johnson is Vice-President of National Ethical Service. At the UN, he works with the Eco-Spirituality Working Group in association with the CONGO Committee Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns.
Follow this link to find Kurt Johnson on Speakeasy's blog discussing his book, "The Coming Interspiritual Age".
Kurt Johnson is well known internationally as a scientist, comparative religionist, social activist and former monastic. He is recently co-author of the book The Coming Interspiritual Age, a book that has grown out of his decade-long work with NES with regard to interp-cultural and inter-religious dialogue. With a PhD in evolution, ecology, systematics, and comparative biology, plus extensive training in comparative religion and philosophy, he was associated professionally for twenty years with the American Museum of Natural History and also the One Spirit Interfaith Seminary in New York City. Ordained in three spiritual traditions, he is recognized as a close associate of Brother Wayne Teasdale, the founder of the modern "interspiritual movement," and works also with the international Contemplative Alliance and Father Thomas Keating, founder of the Centering Prayer Movement. Teasdale, Johnson, Gallahue and others co-founded the international Interspiritual Dialogue association in 2002, which presented at the 2004 Parliament of the World's Religions and then expanded to become the virtual Interspiritual Multiplex web resource. In science, Dr. Johnson has published over 200 professional articles and seven books on evolution and ecology. His popular book Nabokov's Blues: The Scientific Odyssey of a Literary Genius (co-authored with New York Times journalist Steve Coates) was a "ten best" book in science in 2000 at Booklist, Library Journal, the Washington Post and HMS Beagle and "Editor's Choice for 1999" at The Seattle Times.
About the book:
November 2012 Release Date, Namaste Publishing, the publishers of authors including Eckhart Tolle, Michael Brown, Shefali Tsabary and others. This book has been endorsed by over forty leaders from across the world's religions and transformational communities. Articles about The Coming Interspiritual Age will appear this fall and winter in Kosmos and The Interfaith Observer, among numerous other places to be announced.
Lucile Kleiman, Vice-President of NES and long time member of New York Society for Ethical Culture.She serves as circulation manager of our snail mail postings.
Emily Newman grew up in the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture and is a member of the Future of Ethical Societies (FES), as well as one of their liaisons to the American Ethical Union (AEU) Board. She produces the AEU Dialogue (the quarterly newsletter), spearheads AEU communications and publicity, and is on the Religious Education Committee. After receiving her MA in Professional Writing from Carnegie Mellon University, Emily joined the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as a Writing and Editing Consultant for the Human Development Report 2010 – The Real Wealth of Nations: Pathways to Human Development. She later joined the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) as a Technical Editor for the Progress of the Worldʼs Women 2010/2011 report. Emily continues to work for and volunteer with organizations that support children and families.
Dr. Pope is a member of the New York Society for Ethical Culture. Since 2010, Dr. Pope has served as President of the National Ethical Service (NES), a United Nations Non- Governmental Organization (NGO). In collaboration with the NES executive committee, Dr. Pope is responsible for the overall implementation of NES's mission. She is also the NES representative to the United Nations. At the UN she participates on the Committee on Human Rights and Subcommittee to End Racism and Zenophobia. NES is an affiliate of the American Ethical Union.
Dr. Pope is Professor Emerita in Political Science at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Brooklyn College and Masters of Arts from Queens College, of the City University of New York system. She earned her Doctor of Philosophy in Urban Planning from Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Dr. Pope's publications include articles, essays and two often-sited books; Biting The Hand That Feeds Them and Bounty Hunters, Marshals and Sheriffs. A staunch supporter of cities, urban social planning has framed her career of scholarship, teaching, advocacy; each informed by extensive global travels.
Lucy Schmitz Youth Intern from Ethical Culture Society of Essex County.
"I greatly enjoy reading of the good work at the UN, representing the AEU. It is the outstanding service of the movement in my opinion."
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