Helping Ourselves and Others to Move Toward the More Connective Future World We Want to Live In
Featuring Sister Dr. Jenna, Audrey Kitagawa, and Paulette Pipe. Hosted by Bob Atkinson
Thursday, October 24th, 10:30 to 11:30 am Pacific
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The “Building A Culture of Oneness” panel will explore…
- The underlying unifying principles, values, and beliefs that will form a foundation and framework for building out an inclusive, sustainable culture of Oneness
- How to friend the enemy that lingers within us all
- Ways we can remind one another on a daily basis that we are inherently already one
- How to more easily access the deepest spiritual or mystical level of things that we’re always in the process of working toward on the everyday physical level
Sister Dr. Jenna is a spiritual mentor, author, renowned speaker and founder of the Brahma Kumaris Meditation Museums in MD & VA and host of the popular America Meditating Radio Show. She serves as one of the Evolutionary Leaders in service to conscious evolution and was selected by Empower a Billion Women 2020 as one of 100 Most Influential Leaders of 2015. She is an Advisory Team Member of the Million Mamas Movement, Conscious Good Media and Global Women’s Network.
Sister Dr. Jenna is the recipient of numerous awards and proclamations including, the President’s Lifetime National Community Service Award and the Every Day Hero Award by the Foundation for A Better Life. Her voice of influence is particularly needed in the wake of tragedy and increasing violence in our world.
Audrey E. Kitagawa, JD, is the Chair of the Parliament of the World’s Religions, President of the Light of Awareness International Spiritual Family, President/Founder of the International Academy for Transcultural Cooperation, the former Advisor to the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary General for Children and Armed Conflict at the United Nations.
She is a United Nations Representative for the United Religions Initiative, and Chair Emerita of the NGO Committee on Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns, A Committee of the Conference of NGOs in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations.
She has been enstooled into the royal family as the Nekoso Hemaa, (i.e. Queen Mother of Development), of Ajiyamanti in Ghana, West Africa, and has a school which she helped to build named after her in her African name, the Nana Ode Anyankobea Junior Secondary School.
She wrote the chapter, Crossing World Views, The Power of Perspective in the Hawaii Japanese American Experience, which was published in a book about multiculturalism, communication and Asian women entitled, Learning In The Light. Her chapter, Globalization As The Fuel For Religious And Ethnic Conflict has been published in the book, Globalization And Identity, Cultural Diversity, Religion and Citizenship. Her article, The Role Of Identity In The Rise And Decline of Buddhism In Hawaii, The 50th State Of The United States Of America, has been published in Sambhodi, a Buddhist Journal. She published articles in World Affairs The Journal Of International Issues, entitled, The Power of Om: Transformation of Consciousness, and Practical Spirituality. She wrote the chapter, The US In Foreign Affairs: Source of Global Security, Or Source of Global Fear? in the book, America & The World The Double Bind. She is currently writing a chapter on Space Ethics for a legal, academic book on Space Law.
She has been listed in Who’s Who Of American Law, Who’s Who Of American Women, Who’s Who In America, Who’s Who In The World, and Prominent People of Hawaii.
She is the recipient of the Medal “Pride of Eurasia” and a Diploma from the Republic of Kazakhstan Ministry of Education and Science L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University for her outstanding contribution to the development of spiritual culture and education in Eurasia.
She is the recipient of the Spirit of the UN Award which is given to outstanding individuals who have demonstrated the vision and spirit of the United Nations as expressed through the UN Charter, and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
She was conferred an Honorary Interfaith Minister degree by the New Seminary.
Rev. Paulette Pipe is a gifted mindfulness & meditation teacher, retreat facilitator, and host of the popular, lively, meditation and mindfulness and spiritual practices podcast, “Touching the Stillness” that initially aired on the Unity Online Radio Network for almost a decade and is now available independently, wherever podcasts are available.
A British-born native, with a distinctive mesmerizing voice, Paulette masterfully-creates rich, sacred, mindfulness experiences based on traditional and non-traditional practices, designed to make the practice of mindfulness and meditation both relevant and accessible for daily application. In addition to her weekly podcast, Paulette leads retreats, workshops, and extended meditations, at venues in the United States and abroad; and is the publisher of three beloved guided meditation CDs—Touching the Stillness, Resting in Stillness, and Blissful Stillness. Before heading down the ministerial path, Paulette was a professional fund-raising manager (Development Officer) for a number of medium-sized national UK charities; and prior to this, a qualified business & trade magazine journalist, working first in technology and then the UK fashion industry.
She attended seminary at Unity World Headquarters at Unity Village, MO., and, following her ordination as a Unity minister in 2001, returned to the UK as Spiritual Director of the UK Unity headquarters. And, a few years later, accepted the post as Manager of the Retreats department at Unity Village.
Today, Paulette heads Touching the Stillness Ministries, a vibrant, tithing, thriving organization, which she founded in 2009 with the intention to demonstrate and inspire audacious, bold, and courageous living, through the practice of affirmative prayer, meditation, and mindful living. She is also Keeper of the Flame for Unity Worldwide Ministries’ Board of Trustees; silently and energetically holding sacred space during Board meetings to support the deliberations and decision-making process; as well as being the liturgist at the organization’s Annual General Meetings.
Robert Atkinson, Ph.D., author, speaker, and developmental psychologist, is a 2017 Nautilus Book Award winner for The Story of Our Time: From Duality to Interconnectedness to Oneness, called “…A must-read by the widest of global audiences…” by Michael Bernard Beckwith. He is an internationally recognized authority on life story interviewing, a pioneer in the techniques of personal mythmaking and soul-making, and deeply committed to the global movement of our time – building a culture of oneness.
He is also the author of Mystic Journey: Getting to the Heart of Your Soul’s Story (2012), seen as “an exquisite exploration of the spiritual craft of soul-making” by Jean Houston, and Year of Living Deeply: A Memoir of 1969, framed by the experiences of sailing with Pete Seeger on the maiden voyage of the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, meeting Joseph Campbell, who became his mentors, attending the Woodstock festival, living in a cabin in the woods, visiting Arlo Guthrie at his farm in the Berkshires, staying as a guest in a Franciscan monastery, and returning to Southampton College to teach a course in folk-rock lyrics as poetry.
With a Ph.D. in Cross-Cultural Human Development from the University of Pennsylvania, and a post-doc at the University of Chicago, he is professor emeritus at the University of Southern Maine, director of Story Commons, founder of the Piscataqua Peace Forum, and a member of the Evolutionary Leaders Circle, a project of the Source of Synergy Foundation.