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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.

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.

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United States

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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Our Moment of Choice - 2

9/7/2020
Following on Our Moment of Choice 1, which hosted multiple NY Times best-selling authors discussing the book OUR MOMENT OF CHOICE-- and the climate of world change in these critical times-- we turn now to linking the thematics of this book, a No. 1 at AMAZON, to a host of late summer-fall online events associated with the United Nations International Day of Peace (Sept. 21) Season. Hosts from OMC 1, Diane Marie Williams, Rev. Deborah Moldow and Dr. Robert Atkinson join Rick Ulfik, convener...

Duration:02:10:33

OUR MOMENT OF CHOICE: 1

8/26/2020
A host of NY Times best-selling authors discuss OUR MOMENT OF CHOICE debuting as a No. 1 book at Amazon. The book includes Gregg Braden, Jean Houston, Ervin Laszlo, Deepak Chopra, Jude Currivan, Eben Alexander, Lynne McTaggart, Joan Borysenko, John Perkins and many more. Interviewed by colleagues from The Evolutionary Leaders Circle (evolutionaryleaders.net), Diane Marie Williams, Deborah Moldow, Robert Atkinson, Rick Ulfik and VoiceAmerica's Kurt Johnson, contributors share from their...

Duration:02:31:02

Conscious Business for a Flourishing World, 2

1/17/2020
This 2nd VoiceAmerica Special preludes the forthcoming new magazine imprint CONSCIOUS BUSINESS. In this broadcast, the Guest Editors of CONSCIOUS BUSINESS, Steve Farrell of Humanity's Team (HT) and Peter Matthies of The Conscious Business Institute interview major thought and business leaders regarding Conscious Business. Framed by THE CONSCIOUS BUSINESS DECLARATION and, following from content of THE CONSCIOUS BUSINESS WORLD SUMMIT of March 2019 hosted by HT, The Conscious Business Synergy...

Duration:02:51:31

Conscious Business for a Flourishing World, 1

12/13/2019
This VoiceAmerica Special preludes the forthcoming new magazine imprint CONSCIOUS BUSINESS. In this broadcast, and a second in January, the Guest Editors of CONSCIOUS BUSINESS, Steve Farrell of Humanity's Team (HT) and Peter Matthies of The Conscious Business Institute interview major thought and business leaders regarding Conscious Business. Framed by THE CONSCIOUS BUSINESS DECLARATION and, following from content of THE CONSCIOUS BUSINESS WORLD SUMMIT of March 2019 hosted by HT, The...

Duration:02:21:53

11 Days of Global Unity and the International Day of Peace

9/6/2019
Deepak Chopra and United Nations dignitaries headline this Special on The 11 Days of Global Unity and The International Day of Peace, spotlighting the Sept.Oct. United Nations and global event season. Dr. Chopra discusses his new book Metahuman, and its relation to the human potential themes of the Global Unity celebrations, with Claudia Welss of The Institute of Noetic Sciences. Heather Shea outlines Dr. Chopras Oct. 2 event at NYCs United Palace. Co host Rick Ulfik, founder of 11 Days of...

Duration:02:20:15

Global Events 2019-2020 Standing for Peace, and Change!

8/9/2019
VoiceAmerica presents this Evergreen Special detailing major 2019 and 2020 global events upcoming from UNITY EARTH partners Standing for Peace Campaign, Road to 2020 Events, and Caravan of Unity across America. The five sections of the Special spotlight, now and for months to come: United Nations mandated global holiday events like the International Day of Yoga and the International Day of Peace, the vision and work of Light on Light Magazine and VoiceAmerica in covering all these events,...

Duration:01:55:31

UNITY EARTH Liftoff Concert and NYC CONVERGENCE

1/23/2019
This Special Broadcast of The Convergence on VoiceAmerica highlights The New York Convergence and UNITY EARTH Liftoff Concert on February 2, 2019 at New York City’s landmark United Palace Theatre (https://unity.earth/lift-off/), 3-6:30 PM. The concert and celebration, and a companion Leadership and Visioning Conference for UE's Road to 2020 and Caravan of Unity across America, are part of the World Interfaith Harmony Week, a worldwide United Nations observance. The concert ($20 at...

Duration:01:42:53

The International Day of Yoga, with the United Nations Committee

6/15/2018
VoiceAmerica's Convergence Series and the International Day of Yoga Committee at the United Nations invite you to celebrate Yoga Day 2018 with this broadcast and a special edition of Light on Light e-Magazine. These presentations highlight the meaning of the UN's International Day of Yoga, how yoga is experienced in the work of the UN, how yoga is practiced in the daily lives of individuals in UN organizations and initiatives, and how Yoga Day is celebrated around the world. From highly...

Duration:01:33:59

Spotlight on Yoga, with Light on Light Magazine

4/3/2018
Celebrating the debut of Light on Light Magazine in March 2018, we introduce the new online e-zine that is dedicated to illuminating the light of wisdom, inspiration, and transformation found within spiritual practices and inspired lifestyles for the flourishing of health, mind, and spirit every day. Light on Light welcomes the sharing of journeys across the myriad of pathways of world wisdom traditions, interfaith, and interspirituality and features renowned contributors across the global...

Duration:01:31:52

U Day Ethiopia-Convergence of Fires in the Land of Origins

1/26/2018
Commemorating the growing global significance of United Nations Interfaith Harmony Week, Unity Earth-sponsored U DAY Festival: Ethiopia, Convergence of Fires in the Land of Origins, brings together global spiritual and religious leaders, international change-makers and world-class musical artists. We gather Jan. 31- Febr. 7, with an online event for global participation Febr. 3: http://udayfestival.org/ethiopia-2018/ Supporting this vision, representatives from Aboriginal Australia, North...

Duration:01:00:54

Mungo Man and U DAY Festival

11/10/2017
As Australia prepares to repatriate its oldest known human, 43 000 year old Mungo Man, we talk with Professor Jim Bowler who made the world famous discovery in 1974, about the scientific, cultural and spiritual significance of Mungo Man and this time of his repatriation. We also talk to Indigenous Events Director Sam Cook who is working on the “Return To Country” event, commemorating Mungo Man’s long-awaited return with cultural song and dance. For Aboriginal people of Australia, the world’s...

Duration:00:55:36

STAND UP FOR HUMANITY

11/1/2017
STAND UP FOR HUMANITY is a visionary event taking place at the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool on Friday, November 3rd at 6:30pm. The architect of this project is Rev. Sylvia Sumter, Senior Minister of Unity of Washington, DC. and member of the Evolutionary Leaders Circle, which also includes series hosts, Ben Bowler and Dr. Kurt Johnson. In this episode, Deborah Moldow, Co-Director of the Evolutionary Leaders Circle, interviews Rev. Sylvia Sumter about the inspiration behind STAND UP FOR...

Duration:00:42:19

11 Days of Global Unity Summit: PEACE

9/21/2017
On September 21st, the exciting highlight of this Summit (www.11daysofglobalunity.com) is broadcast on Voice America: a dialogue on Peace between Deepak Chopra, Karenna Gore (Al Gore’s daughter), and Kabir Sehgal, hosted by We The World’s founder Rick Ulfik. We may be the first generation to have the ability and responsibility to decide if we will be the last generation! At this perilous moment in our world, when we hear about new social, political and environmental challenges every day, 11...

Duration:00:54:04

Vision 2020

2/2/2017
During this remarkable series Dr. Kurt Johnson and friends have brought together many diverse threads from eco-spirituality, subtle activism, evolution of consciousness, the future of world’s religions and much more. In this final episode of the first series we take a look at how this “convergence” of ideas is set to play out in the next four years as we collectively ramp up to 2020. Series co-hosts, Ben Bowler from 1GOD.com and Doug King of Presence, join overall series hosts Kurt Johnson...

Duration:00:53:01

Eco-Spirituality and the Global Environmental Crisis

1/26/2017
This episode explores the current global climate and environmental challenges our planet faces. It recognizes that transformative change is needed and business as usual is not an option”. We cannot make the needed shift to “a world that works for all,” that “leaves no one behind,” unless we make real transformative changes in our world-views, practices and policies. World-views contain our core assumptions about the nature of reality and our purpose in life. They need to shift to a deep...

Duration:00:50:05

An Uncommon Conversation on Race

1/19/2017
Tune into this uncommon conversation starter on race and the opportunities before us during this turning point in America. Co-host, Myra Jackson with a unique set of guests will explore the central question of what might it mean to become fully human in a way that uproots the entrenched culture of cruelty that underlies one of the greatest divides of our time. Joining Myra is prolific author Tim Wise who discuss his latest book, Under the Affluence, Etoy Ridgnal, President of Community...

Duration:00:51:27

Deepak Chopra on Consciousness and the New Holistic Science

1/12/2017
In Deepak Chopra’s new book “You Are the Universe” (February 2017), Deepak concludes that while the old science of an external physical universe has been mortally wounded by the new science of quantum physics, quantum physics itself raises more questions than it may be answering. As a response, he offers a new interpretation of the universe—one infused with consciousness and which can serve as a reliable foundation for a future science that is more inclusive, more holistic. This new...

Duration:00:53:16

Peace and Conscious Activism

1/5/2017
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...

Duration:00:56:57

The Future of the World's Religions

12/29/2016
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...

Duration:00:55:48

The Future of Christianity

12/22/2016
Does Christianity have a future? Does the future have a Christianity? This is a question equally relevant to the future of all the world’s religions but, with its 2 billion+ members it is especially poignant for this tradition rooted in Jesus of Nazareth. In recent years, across all its forms, Christianity has experienced a paradox: growing fragmentation, scandal, and entrenchment and departures in some areas, alongside growing holism, integrity, and recovery of both 'wisdom' and 'activist'...

Duration:00:49:22