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Emphasizing trans-national, trans-cultural, trans-national and worldcentric values, and a shared destiny as one species on this fragile planet...

Explore their work through the summaries and links below; enjoy!

 

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"Ram Mandallas" and "Floral Sidebars" by Dafna Mordecai

 

 

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United Nations Non-Governmental Organizations dedicated to Inter-religious Work

and the Annual International Day of Peace, September 21

 

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The Committee on Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns and its constituent and other UN-NGO community members including

Spiritual Caucus at the UN; Values Caucus at the UN; Earth Values Caucus at the UN;  National Service Conference of the American Ethical Union (UN sponsor of InterSpiritual Dialogue); United Religions Initiative at the United Nations; and We the World

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The UN-NGO Committee on Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns

--a Committee of the Conference of NGO's in Consultation with the United Nations

Website: www.csvgc-ny.org

Sponsors of the annual Week of Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns

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History and Mission

On February 27, 2004 the NGO Committee on Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns (NY) was accepted as a committee at the United Nations in New York.

Website Link for History and Mission Statement:

http://www.csvgc-ny.org/content/view/15/29/

On 24 October 2002 Member Organizations in Geneva in consultative status with ECOSOC applied to CONGO for the NGO Committee on Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns to be made a standing Committee.  For more information about the inspiring work of CSVGC see www.csvgc-ny.org and  http://www.csvgc-geneva.org/

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Coffee break discussions by diplomats and representatives during the annual Week of Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns

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CSVGC Constituent Caucuses and Networks

The National Service Conference

The National Service Conference of the American Ethical Union is the sponsor of InterSpiritual Dialogue (ISDnA) in the United Nations community.

See their Website at:  www.nationalserviceaeu.org

The National Service Conference has sponsored the work of InterSpiritual Dialogue in the UN-NGO Community since ISD's founding with Brother Waynein 2002.  

NSC reflects the trans-traditional, trans-cultural, trans-national and worldcentric vision of the founder of Ethical Culture, ethical philosopher Felix Adler and is active at the UN through numerous caucuses and committees, especially the Values and Spiritual Caucuses (see below) and the NGO Committee on Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns (see below).  Kurt Johnson and Martha Gallahue of the NSC Executive Committee were co-founders of ISD with Bro. Wayne in 2002 and NSC figured prominently in the planning of ISD's program on interspirituality at the 2004 Parliament of the World's Religions in Barclona.

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NSC participation in ISD program on Interspirituality at 2004 Parliament of the World's Religions

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United Religions Initiative

The United Religions Initiative at the United Nations

United Religions Initiative, www.uri.org, is one of the most active and established inter-religious associations in the world, founded initially through inter-religious activists in the Episcopal Church, particularly Bishop William Swing and Fr. Charles Gibbs, after which it grew rapidly through all the traditions (see history and Charter at   http://www.uri.org/hist.html).    Audrey Kitigawa, Deborah Moldow, Monica Willard and colleagues head up the United Religions Initiative work in the UN NGO Community.

See their Website at:    www.uri-un.org

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URI-UN Council Leaders

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Among other important activities, URI-UN is a leader in the annual International Day of Peace activities coordinated worldwide through the UN- NGO community, Pathways for Peace, the World Peace Prayer Society and others.

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Spiritual Caucus at the United Nations

The Spiritual Caucus at the United Nations (www.spiritualcaucusun.org) is a caucus of non-governmental organizations dedicated to worldcentric work centered on the central values and ethics of all the worlds religious, philoso- phical and wisdom traditions. 

Convened by Barbara Valecore (a "Friend" of ISDnA), Steve Nation and others, it meets monthly for shared meditation,  dialogue, and coordination of spiritual an ethic's based activities within the UN-NGO community.  Barbara and Steve host numerous gatherings in the furtherance of inter-religious discussion at the Lifebridge Sanctuary in upstate New York (www.lifebridge.org). 

InterSpiritual Dialogue was formed in 2002 after a presentation of Bro. Wayne's vision to the Spiritual Caucus community.

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detail from the Marc Chagall window, UN Meditation Center; Lifebridge Sanctuary in the Hudson River Valley

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Values Caucus at the United Nations

The Values Caucus at the United Nations is a caucus of non-governmental organizations centered on shared ethical values of religious and secular cultures and traditions worldwide.  The caucus seeks an open and fruitful forum among UN-NGO's for discussions that can serve the interests of all humanity and the planet. 

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Website:   http://www.valuescaucus.org/ 

 

 

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Earth Values Caucus at the United Nations

and Center for Women, Earth and the Divine

The Earth Values Caucus at the United Nations was created as a forum centering on spiritual values focused on earth, ecological and planetary issues and, in that context, works throughout the UN community and the world to advance the visions and goals of earth-centered foundational documents of the UN community, such as the Earth Charter.  Among its facilitators are Carl Murrell and Elaenor Rae, who also work closely with The Coalition for OneVoice's (see New York hub) environmental initiatives.

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Earth Values Caucus

Website: www.cwed.org/earthcaucuspg.htm

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See the "World Hub" for CSVGC members:

We the World

Pathways to Peace

Where the Multiplex has been able to devote more space to these two inspiring individual organizations.

We the World and Pathways to Peace are among the most active individual UN-NGO's devoted to international cooperation, focus of attention on attainable goals through grassroots and international organizational cooperation, world peace and sustainability issues, etc.

 

For a General United Nations Directory re: Humanitarian and Cultural Goals and various Partners in these endeavors see directly below:

  At the United Nations

Non-Governmental Partners

Other Partners in the World

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InterSpiritual Dialogue 'n Action (ISDnA, est. 2002) & Broadband Contemplative Alliances Network (bcan.ws, est. 2004) with Brother Wayne. Multiplex Maingate is www.isdna.org; Multiplex Visitors Center is multiplex.isdna.org.   All rights reserved for original materials first published here; thanks to many associates for linked and associated materials.  ISDnA's educational partner is One Spirit Interfaith (www.onespiritinterfaith.org), ISDnA is a founding member of The Order of Universal Interfaith (OUnI www.ouni.org), World Council of Interfaith Congregations (WCIC, www.ouni.org), The Coalition for OneVoice (www.coalitionforonevoice.org) and the Universal Order of Sannyasa (originally envisioned by Bro. Wayne, www.orderofsannyasa.org).  Administrator Contact kurtjohnsonisd@yahoo.com

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