NYC Convergence with UNITY EARTH ~ New Issue of The Convergence Published Online


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We are so happy to be welcoming you to The New York Convergence “Waking Up” issue of The Convergence magazine. The New York Convergence events from late January into February—for the World Interfaith Harmony Week—follow on nearly two years and global events and media initiatives from UNITY EARTH and its many partners.

UNITY EARTH is one of many great experiments, going on now worldwide, where transformational communities are joining into “networks of networks” to see what can be achieved together, and how this might influence the greater global conversation for good.

From events at the United Nations Church Center Chapel, to Australia, Africa, India, Rome-Assisi, Japan, Crestone Colorado/Four Corners to the Toronto Parliament of the World’s Religions, to magazine issues and internet radio broadcasts, UNITY EARTH is showing itself as an effective gathering point for transformational work. And we look forward to joining with so many others. Together we are visioning the possibilities for real change by whatever date we choose—2020, 2025, 2030, etc.

From our visioning and leadership meeting in New York City on February 1, to our concert and celebration at New York’s landmark United Palace theatre on February 2, we plan to join with thousands of others and make a “joyful noise.”

This special issue of The Convergence magazine joins the work above with prominent messages from our contribution to the Parliament of the World’s Religions, our book Waking Up, Growing Up, Cleaning Up, Showing Up, Linking Up and Lifting Up. These include, below, Ken Wilber’s Introduction to the book, and messages from other diverse global transformational leaders.

The magazine issue is joined also with a special program on VoiceAmerica, airing January 23 on UNITY EARTH’s Convergence Radio “The Convergence” Series. It will be hosted by many of the leaders also featured in the articles in The Convergence magazine.

We hope that you find this landscape of ambitious Being and Doing as inspiring and uplifting as we have in bringing it together. Let’s continue to “cluster up” and create this world of cooperation, synergy, and co-creation. We salute all of those in the world who are doing likewise! Let’s all work together to make The New York Convergence, and the upcoming events of The Road to 2020—like the Caravan of Unity Across America—a resounding success.

Listen Now on VoiceAmerica! Standing for Peace: Spotlighting Spiritual Practice and Activism

Listen to this special new broadcast on The Convergence radio series at VoiceAmerica hosted by Dr. Kurt Johnson!

The special Includes details of 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 also include discussions on the 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 (including Shannon Winters), and the roles of groups including Transformation365, We, the World, URI, UNIFY, EcoPeace and The Evolutionary Leaders.

Featured in the special are global leaders from the UN, UNITY EARTH, Light on Light Magazine, Transformation365, We, and The Evolutionary Leaders.

Sacred Sites & Spirituality in Nature – New Issue of Light on Light Magazine

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We welcome you to this special issue of Light on Light Magazine on “Sacred Sites and Spirituality in Nature” for Earth Day 2019.

The issue has three parts. First is a series of articles by award-winning authors setting out the context, and calling, of Sacred Sites and nature spirituality. Second is a central section dedicated to the seminal Sacred Sites work and calling of Dr. Mindahi Bastida Muñoz (featured on the cover) and his global associates. Mindahi is connected to Light on Light and UNITY EARTH through the work of The Center for Earth Ethics (CEE)’s “Original Caretakers” and “Original Instructions” initiatives. This CEE program works also with Forum 21 Institute (Forum 21) of which many of us at Light on Light Magazine are a part. In turn CEE and Forum 21 partner with many major international networks and agencies, like UNESCO, the Vatican’s Laudato Si initiative, and many others. The last section of this Special Issue highlights some major global activisms around the urgency of Sacred Sites and then ends with several of Light on Light’s regular features.

Closing the issue, we provide a special contemplative and yogic meditation from Karuna based on Lakota Chief Crazy Horse’s “Seven Generations” message (attributed to him shortly before his assassination in 1877). The deepest of spiritual practice concerns profound interconnection. So, in keeping with Light on Light’s emphasis on spiritual practice and inspired lifestyle we offer that closing meditation, especially looking toward our next Special Issue in June which will be with the International Day of Yoga Committee at the United Nations once again.

This issue is informative and inspiring and we are so honored to share it with you!

Conscious Business Summit ~ New Issue of The Convergence Published Online

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We are so happy to be welcoming you to The Conscious Business Summit Issue of The Convergence magazine setting the stage for the Summit in March 2019.

The Conscious Business World Summit, a virtual event March 7-9, 2019, has evolved as a cooperative initiative of Humanity’s Team (co-sponsors of the original “Conscious Business Declaration”), members of The Evolutionary Leaders, and UNITY EARTH.

Publication on the U Day Festival at the African Union for UN World Interfaith Harmony Week, February 2, 2018

Convened by United Religions Initiative-Africa; The lnter-Religious Council of Ethiopia; UNITY EARTH for U Day Festival 2018; The African Ombudsman and Mediators Association and World Peace Prayer Society in partnership with the African Union Commission Department of Civil Society & Diaspora Directorate (CIDO), this publication documents the unity and community that came together in 2018 in time for the one-year anniversary.

Joy Alchemy with Rev Shannon ~ Special Event at Sunnyside Gifts!

On November 10th, Rev. Shannon Winters is offering complementary 30-minute Joy Alchemy sessions at Sunnyside Gifts in Hillsborough, NJ. With a intuitive blending of life coaching and interspiritual counseling, Rev. Shannon provides insights and guidance to support you in living your best life and flourishing in mind, body, heart, and spirit. She meets you right where you are to uncover what blocks or negative patterns may be holding you back and explore what next step is opening towards the life of your dreams with the intent of the cultivation of greater joy and inner peace.

Live the life of your dreams!

~ Discover and strengthen your unique gifts
~ Empowering your voice and true power
~ Enhancing focus and clarity
~ Greater joy in your personal and professional life
~ Transform and remove blocks, fears, and stress
~ Transform negative energy to positive energy
~ Reveal negative patterns and inner stories that are holding you back
~ Creating your purpose & the life you want to experience
~ Opening to flow and navigating with your Heart Compass
~ Greater flourishing of well being
~ Achieving your vision and dreams

Book now to reserve your time via email (happiness@sunnysidegiftcompany.com) or phone (Shannon @Sunnyside 908-864-7094).

Rev. Shannon is an ordained interfaith/interspiritual minister, certified Intrinsic Coach, Reiki Jin Kei Do practitioner, and the managing editor of Light on Light Magazine and The Convergence Magazine. She volunteers on the core team of UNITY EARTH focused on global harmony and peace and inspires positivity in the local community with husband Dave as owners of Sunnyside Gifts.

The Road to 2020 with UNITY EARTH – New Issue of The Convergence Magazine

The Convergence magazine serves the amazing work that is ongoing with the UNITY EARTH network, a global collective of change-makers who, through experiences and spiritual practices, are creating greater harmony among our human family and with Earth itself, towards the cultivation of planetary consciousness and peace. The Convergence features contributions that strengthen and connect weaving of unity within the colorful diversity of the Human Family and with the ecosystems that sustain us. Honoring all traditions and lineages, UNITY EARTH is inspired by the collective wisdom of humanity to foster community, connect cultures and cultivate peace.

In this issue, we feature the inspiring stories of the Return to Country of Mungo Man in Australia and U Day Ethiopia: Land of Origins, including the first UNITY EARTH Champion Award given to Amb. Mussie Hailu. Click here to read the issue online via ISSUU!

Transformative Communities & Congregations – New Issue of Light on Light Magazine Published Today

It is with much joy that we share the news of a new issue of Light on Light Magazine published todayThis issue features a spotlight on transformational spiritual (and non-spiritual) communities and congregations and renowned global and local leaders sharing their wisdom and experiences. As I share in a Welcome to this issue, there was a moment along my journey when I stepped beyond the edges of “religion,” and into the great wide unknown of life beyond the Truth found within myself—the inner light and connection to the Divine—and this mystical and mysterious connection with Oneness and Source transcended description. The infinite and eternal grace that the Divine held for me could not possibly fit into any one religious box. As it turned out, it appears as though I am not the only one.

A survey in the United States reported that 27% of adults define themselves as “spiritual but not religious” or “unaffiliated.” This number is rapidly increasing and spans gender, age, ethnicities, education legals, and political affiliations. Globally there are more than 1 billion people who consider themselves “spiritual but not religious,” agnostic, or atheist. The communities featured in this issue of Light on Light Magazine hold open space for the hearts of those who identify themselves somewhere out of the religious spectrum.

The common thread among these communities of acting in full moral and ethical capacity, living in harmony with the Universe and all living beings, cultivating nonviolence, living in humility and gratitude, and being of selfless service and compassionate action for all not unlike the 9 elements of Universal Spirituality described by Brother Wayne Teasdale in his book, The Mystic Heart: Discovering a Universal Spirituality in the World’s Religions, and further illuminated in The Coming Interspiritual Age co-authored by our Contributing Editor, Dr. Kurt Johnson. The shared common values of peace, love, and unity pervading through these emerging communities and congregations are similar to the unity that is found when one gazes deeply into the heart of our World’s Wisdom Traditions and Religions—that is, The Golden Rule.

You are welcome to explore and enjoy the wisdom and inspiration in the pages of this issue!

Light on Light Magazine is from the Interspiritual Network, a member of the UNITY EARTH network, is a free digital magazine 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. Featuring renowned contributors across the myriad of pathways of world wisdom traditions, interfaith, and interspirituality communities, Light on Light honors the light found within all pathways and the inner light within each person. Rev. Shannon Winters is honored to serve as the Managing Editor of Light on Light.